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Old 05-16-07, 10:15 AM   #1
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Personal question, How long is your stem?

Just wondering, what is the most common stem length. I know stem length is only one of several critical variables in proper bike fit but I was wondering if one length is the most common esp. on fixed gear bikes.
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Old 05-16-07, 10:18 AM   #2
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You could set this thread up as a poll. I bet you'd get a bell curve peaking around 10 cm, along with a lot of juvenile innuendo.

10cm nitto
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Old 05-16-07, 10:19 AM   #3
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120mm Deda.
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Old 05-16-07, 10:20 AM   #4
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110mm 3ttt
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Old 05-16-07, 10:24 AM   #5
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Old 05-16-07, 10:26 AM   #6
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I ride whichever stem length/rise combo that gives me a suitable fit. Radical idea, I know..
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Old 05-16-07, 10:27 AM   #7
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that's none of your damn business and i'll thank you for staying out of my personal affairs!!
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Old 05-16-07, 10:28 AM   #8
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I have a 110mm salsa stem..but I think its a little too big for me...I got it cuz it was the one the shop had, it was black, 1" threaded and had a removable faceplate...Im really thinking of going down to 100mm tho...
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Old 05-16-07, 10:32 AM   #9
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6-12 cm depending on the frame
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Old 05-16-07, 10:32 AM   #10
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Old 05-16-07, 10:33 AM   #11
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Old 05-16-07, 10:35 AM   #12
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i have 110 with a 40 degree rise on one bike and 10 cm with no rise on the other
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Old 05-16-07, 11:02 AM   #13
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80-100 depending on bars
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120, i think
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8"

Umm i mean 80 mm...whatever....
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Old 05-16-07, 11:14 AM   #16
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With drops 110 or 120 Jaguar, when running bullhorns I run a 95.
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i have 110 with a 40 degree rise on one bike and 10 cm with no rise on the other
Good point, because the rise affects the real distance to the bars.
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100mm for drops or risers and 70-80mm for bullhorns.
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Old 05-16-07, 12:04 PM   #19
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120 on a compact frame (Pedalsoft)
110 on a standard road geometry (Pedalsoft)
120 on compact mountain (Specialized OEM)

All are between 0 and - 14 deg rise.
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Old 05-16-07, 12:12 PM   #21
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all 10s! (5 bikes)
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120. Should have bought a 100.
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8"

Umm i mean 80 mm...whatever....
I was wondering how long it would take...

Anyway, 10cm, no rise on one bike, 12cm, no rise on the other bike. 10cm is on the bike I use bullhorns on, 12cm is on my other bike which gots risers, hence the slight difference.

Edit: and if it matters, the 10cm one is Ritchey WCS and the 12cm is Cinelli.
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120mm and bullhorns...
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