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Old 02-06-14, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by glynnp79 View Post
I've read some comments from others that have done this conversion about the stem length and ride position. Let's see how it goes. Did you have any issues revchuck?
No, but the bike sat in storage for three years while I got into road bikes, and by then I had been fitted to my road bikes and had bits and pieces hanging around to get the FCR3 to match up with my road bike measurements. This is something you'll have to deal with when you get the bike together. The stock stem should put you in the ballpark for height, but the reach will probably change; also, your riding position will change. I recommend you ask around among the road and/or racing cyclists in your area and see which shop has the best reputation for fitting, and go there for their "basic" fitting. This is something that is often ignored or dismissed as unimportant, but is the most important and cost-effective improvement you can buy.

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