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Old 12-07-17, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cny-bikeman View Post
Don't wait too long, as a too far forward position can be hard on the knees. Also, it may be difficult to determine the proper reach/stem until you determine the best position for the saddle (knee over pedal is not necessarily the best measure).
I have about 15 other bikes so I know pretty much what to do. I will move the seat about 3/4 of an inch back and 3/8 inch lower, and I need to find a shorter stem. The brake levers may also be part of the issue; my other old Peugeots use classic levers that have a shorter body so I donít need to stretch as much to reach them. I am actually thinking about removing the Tektro levers and putting on a set of Mafacs. I will of course make sure the lever arm for the Mafacs is similar enough to work with the disk.
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