best fitting on a road bike
i bought a used aluminum road bike with 55,5cm top tube and quill stem.
im 178cm tall with 87cm inseam,and according to competitve cyclist im around this size 54,5 to 56,5 on a french fit.
my problem is that this bike has an "older style" of parts with 13cm reach handlebar and 9,5cm quill stem and the gear selectors on the frame,so when i put a pair of campagnolo brifters and leveled the bars,the reach went even further than with the old modolo brake levers and low tilted setting of the bars.
now im constantly a bit streched out,and i want a more relaxed position so i can reach the brakes instantly from the hoods and rest my hands easily on them.to be more specific a pleasant posture with no much streching right now is to rest my hands where the bar's drop strarts to decent.almost 2cm from the normal place to put hand on top of the brifter's hood.
hope i was clear as english isnt my mother language!
what do you suggest?a new stem?a shorter bar?in reach?in lenght?this one is 40cm.
Last edited by xifias; 07-09-14 at 03:11 PM.