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Old 03-03-11, 01:35 AM
Small Frame Guy
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Location: San Francisco, CA
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Bikes: 2015 Bianchi Tipo Corsa, Pegoretti Palasanto,Trek Madone 5.2, Comotion Speedster (all campy equiped), Trek 8000, Masi Nuova Strada,93 Masi 3V, De Rosa Primato, Bridgestone RB1

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Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
I have noticed something odd sbout mine The head tube is steeper than the seat tube. Not sure what else it does, but one thing it does do is make the top tube 60cm C-C! I am going to have a little fun trying to dial in a stem length. Is this a normal 90's thing? Seems like it would quicken the steering, yet slow the trail? Help me "get it"?,,,,BD
Yes was very common on larger bikes at least when I started riding in the late eighties. A larger rider would need more setback so the seattubes were slacken to72-73. Head tubes were stepper to shorten the wheelbase and quicken the steering. Also may have put more weight on the front wheel. You may not need a shorter stem. Your saddle may just be closer to the bars to duplicate your position due to slacker seat angle. Or not.
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