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    Aesthetics: Stem with Large Rise (~40 degrees)

    Can I see photos of your stem with a large rise?

    My Surly Cross Check commuter and grocery getter has a very short headtube. To minimize this, I'd like to get a shiny stem with a large rise. I want to see how this looks before purchasing.

    Can I see photos of yours?

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    This is my wife's bike, and it works great. Fits her perfectly, the arrangement works fine, and she loves it.

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    That doesn't seem to bad at all. Does anyone else have some photos to add?

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    I took the short steerer thing one step further , acquired a particular stem riser, [BBB BHP21]
    to bring the stem up to about where it would have been if the fork was left un cut.
    http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html

    But, You can do that the easy way , order another Cross Check Fork. leave it long,
    and add the spacers you need to bring it up high enough ,
    Velo Orange is into shiny polished aluminum , they have very nice looking stems.
    like this one ..
    http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...31-8-rise.html
    Last edited by fietsbob; 09-26-11 at 02:21 PM.

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    I actually have plenty of steerer. I left it as much of it on as purpose, but I'm trying to nail down a good height soon.

    Also, I think all that steerer looks kind of funny with such a short head tube.

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    I really like the look of that stem, Fietsbob.

    Any idea how I go about picking stem length?

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