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Old 06-20-12, 08:17 PM   #1
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Is this jackass, or not?

Bought a new stem today, it was cheap and I wanted to be stretched out a tad more. After installing it, I am just not sure if I am jackassing up my bike. It's comfortable though.

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Old 06-20-12, 08:18 PM   #2
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If it's comfortable, what does it matter?
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Old 06-20-12, 08:23 PM   #3
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jackass? ehhh. ugly? yes.

it doesn't seem like you stretched out your position, if anything made it closer and upright
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jackass? ehhh. ugly? yes.

it doesn't seem like you stretched out your position, if anything made it closer and upright

I went from a 70mm 25 rise, to 90mm 35 rise.
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I was under the assumption you had a more level stem to begin with because if that was your previous stem, your bike looked essentially the same as what it looks like now.
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If it's comfortable, what does it matter?
Because cycling is all about appearance. Lol, just kidding...
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I went from a 70mm 25 rise, to 90mm 35 rise.
if you trig that up you find you moved your bars forward about 10mm and up about 22mm
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Because cycling is all about appearance. Lol, just kidding...
I don't mind if my bike is ugly, I just don't want my bike to end up in the jackass thread.

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if you trig that up you find you moved your bars forward about 10mm and up about 22mm
Then subtract 11mm of spacers.
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It's not jackass worthy.
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Is this jackass, or not?

The jackass thread is for bikes that are completely stupid and built for vanity. Yours is neither :thumbup:
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Bullhorns and an upright position are a bit contradictory but hey, it's your bike.
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Bullhorns and an upright position are a bit contradictory but hey, it's your bike.
I thought it was upright stem + drop bars; short stem + bullhorns; low angle stem + riser bars are contradicting.
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Short stem and bullhorns is actually pretty typical.
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Have fun with it.
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Have fun with it.
This.

I'm not saying you shouldn't like it. You asked a question and I'm just sharing my thoughts.
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Have fun with it.
I plan too, if it doesn't work for me, I can always get something different. It was really cheap anyways.

Thanks guys.
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I think your bike is too small for you.
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I thought it was upright stem + drop bars; short stem + bullhorns; low angle stem + riser bars are contradicting.
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You need a bigger frame. And a thneed.
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No. Jackass is running an uncomfortable setup because you think it looks cool.
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You need a bigger frame. And a thneed.
Frame is just one size small, yes. I wouldn't classify it as too small, everything else is comfortable. The bike is comfortable as it is, I actually was going for more reach, that's all.
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think you just need more back muscles. they'll come. dont rush it.
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All I know is it would be jackass if it was turned the other way. You're doing it right by not killing your back.
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All I know is it would be jack ass if it was turned the other way. You're doing it right by not killing your back.

HAHA, damn right!
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Frame is just one size small, yes. I wouldn't classify it as too small, everything else is comfortable. The bike is comfortable as it is, I actually was going for more reach, that's all.
Whatever fits... I do like a big frame, though-- I ride a 66
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