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Moving to a Lower Position

Old 03-20-13, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb
I don't know. I respect the learned opinions in here and find them interesting. But to me it sounds like you need a new bike.
That's why I mentioned moving the new frameset idea from "want" to "need". I'm almost at the point where I could go from my 61cm Look to a 58cm Tarmac and have about a 10mm spacer spacer under a negative rise stem.

Getting a whole bike would be cost-ineffective. My Look is mostly DA 7900; my Allez is about half DA 7800 (and shifts better than the 7900). I don't need a new drivetrain.
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Old 03-20-13, 11:21 AM
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Old 03-20-13, 11:22 AM
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You need a new frame. You know you do.
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Old 03-20-13, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd
You need a new frame. You know you do.
Dammit, Shovel!

I've got 80 hours OT authorized next month in connection with a business trip. I usually come out ahead on the travel expenses, too. I might be able to swing it.
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Originally Posted by revchuck
Dammit, Shovel!

I've got 80 hours OT authorized next month in connection with a business trip. I usually come out ahead on the travel expenses, too. I might be able to swing it.
Careful. You're starting to sound like me.
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<--small frame long stem 4-eva
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Depends on your morphology. I don't like small frames and long stems. That's how my CX bike is set up, and I wish I had a size larger frame. The steering is too slow.
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Old 03-20-13, 12:40 PM
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<--small frame long stem 4-eva
I could also go with a 56cm Roubaix...
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I tend to look at head tube height when I am shopping frames. For example, I rode a Ridley Noah for awhile but to accomplish my low fit it required an adjustable stem. But, when I went to a Litespeed (small) the headtube was only 11 cm tall, I could get away with a Deda Pista track stem and accomplish the same drop.
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Old 03-21-13, 09:03 AM
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Update - lowered the bars on the Look another 10mm, switched stems on my CAAD9 and put the bars in the same relative position as on the Look. I'll see how it works out today and this weekend.
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Old 03-23-13, 03:14 PM
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Further update...I just did a 59 mile ride on the Look with the new position. I was starting to feel the additional strain in my lower back and neck towards the end of the ride, but it wasn't bad. I'm going to leave it where it is for the time being...shoot, I've got a 5mm spacer under the stem and that's it. If I need to go lower, the head tube on the CAAD9 is 40mm shorter than the Look's.
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