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Old 01-06-09, 08:46 PM   #1
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90's vs 2000's frame geometry.

My main bike is a 07 Gary Fisher Tassajara, 17.5 frame. I also have just rebuilt a 1996 Fisher 18 in' frame. I am finding even after replacing the 140mm stem with a 80mm and replacing the flat bar with one that has more rise, I am still bent over more than I feel comfortable with. So I have two ?'s

1. Where the 90's bikes ment to have riders more hunched over, I mean you look at the older bikes with those long stems. And if so why?? What is the purpose.

2.Is there any kind of add on product that I can buy to raise the stem up higher. meaning where the stem attaches to the fork,so I guess I am looking to make the fork tube higher if possible. If you look at the fisher archives, you can see there is a 2 in rise between the top of the headset and where the stem attaches.
http://www.fisherbikes.com/archive/model/294

If I can get even a 1 in rise it would feel much better on my back.
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LMAO, I have been thinking that myself. What sucks is I just put a brand new low rise bar on today." still higher than the stock flat bar" And was really hoping that I wouldn't have to invest in another set of bars. Are those high rise bars pretty strong?? I am a 250 lb rider.

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I think Fisher is known for having long top tubes. Compare the geometry to other brands of the same size.
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Those bars are 5 bucks and steel, I bet they are pretty strong (heavy).
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Ok ill bite, $5 bucks!!!???? Tell me where, I may just try them!!! I really don't care about weight, they will be for a old school beater bike.
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The steel version is linked by clicking on the picture. They also have an alloy version for around $15 that can be found here :http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00075CLBY?...0&linkCode=asn.

If 5" is a little high they have a 3.5" version as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Mounta...ef=pd_sim_sg_5

and 3.5 in steel.

http://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Mounta...ef=pd_sim_sg_3
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2.Is there any kind of add on product that I can buy to raise the stem up higher. meaning where the stem attaches to the fork,so I guess I am looking to make the fork tube higher if possible..
There are steerer tube extenders. I'm guessing you need 1 1/8",
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Thats to cool, thanks for the link. I went to two bike shops today and asked if there was anything like that, both said no and suggested a adjustable stem. Thats what I ended up installing , I haven't tried it other than riding a few mins in my hood, but it feels much better. But I am going to show this to the shops. Thanks again!!! I wish I would have thought of that invention.
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