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Old 03-24-07, 10:00 AM   #1
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how small can you go if you change your setup?

I have a 56cm that fits me just the way I want. The thing is, I have a really short stem, and nitto-dove-ish handlebars, which sweep back past the stem. If I was going to try to keep the same position, and put risers on, should I look at a smaller frame? will that just open up a new bag of problems? Would 53cm be too small? Opinions, if you please.
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just test ride one and see how you like it?
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go with a negative rise stem and try the risers out
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go with a negative rise stem and try the risers out
or get a flat bar?
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Old 03-24-07, 05:30 PM   #6
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risers really help this bike fit better I dropped from a 62 too a 49 no problem.......well a little toe over lap but oh well




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well, I bought a bike today off of CL that is clearly too small. It actually is rideable, but the seat is like 5" taller than the drops. Good god, my wrists are killing me. It answered some of my questions, for sure.
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