pan y agua
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem
I wouldn't worry about it from a safety point of view. I bet the total distance from where you have the stem clamped on the seatpost to the top tube is lower than for a number of other teams, who have the stem flipped up and are running a lot of rise.
Also, if it will fit lenghwise, you can run a regular stem, which wil have less rise, and be lighter than the typical stoker stem, but it won't be adjustable.
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.