Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Eastern CT
Bikes: '88 Cannondale SR500
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Tiny Wabi fit issues
I've wanted a Wabi for years now and one recently popped up on CL that falls within my meager budget. The problem is that it's a 49 as measured c-c. I'm 5'11" with a 32.5 inseam. I currently ride an 80's cannonade crit bike that is 53 c-t and has 54cm top tube.
The Wabi's top tube is a wee bit shorter at 53cm. My biggest concern is the standover which is about 30".
I spoke to someone at Wabi about this, who was great, but I didn't really press him because they won't see a cent from the sale. He mentioned I might have to stretch the bike out with a longer stem and possibly an offset seat post.
I'm a new to all this and have the flexibility of someone in the prime of their 40's. I'm really concerned that I won't be able to get the bars up high enough which will force me into a really steep and uncomfortable position and/or potentially damaging my knees.
Can anyone shed some light on stretching a bike in this manner and the how having huge amounts of extended stems can impact the ride?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.