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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.

    Please excuse the messy backround.



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    If it's comfortable, what does it matter?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealFaux View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    If it's comfortable, what does it matter?
    Because cycling is all about appearance. Lol, just kidding...
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    are you idiot???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4345 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkbullet3 View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyLC View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4345 View Post
    I thought it was upright stem + drop bars; short stem + bullhorns; low angle stem + riser bars are contradicting.
    Rivendell...

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4345 View Post
    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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