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Purchased 2000 Allez, need to work on fit/stem

Old 10-04-12, 07:34 PM
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Purchased 2000 Allez, need to work on fit/stem

I've been riding a Trek 7.2 FX but came across a great deal for a 2000 Specialized Allez Elite A1 that I foolishly couldn't pass up. Now I feel I'm nose diving into the road with this new rider position.
I realize this is a new position I just have to get used to, and of course feel comfortable with.

The first, and probably only, thing I'd like to do is get an adjustable stem to get the handlebars up higher. The headset is 1" threadless Ritchey Logic Expert and Ritchey Logic Comp handlebars.
I see today's headsets and stems are 1 1/8" and there's some ways to adapt to my 1". Also it appears the 4 spacers are already below the stem, so I take it it ain't going up any higher that way. It looks like the stem is 100mm (4 inches) center of steerer to center of bars, that length seems ok.

I like the way the Ritchey adjustable looks but could use some input from the experts (this is my first road bike, and I'm 53).
What other brands are quality stems? I'm looking for some big angle adjustment and even something that could raise the steerer tube higher.

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Old 10-05-12, 02:07 AM
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I can't think of any adjustable stem that'd let you get your bars both 100 mm out and up. An adjustable stem set high would give you a decent rise, but would move the bars closer.

My suggestion would be to get a steerer tube extender, like this perhaps:http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...39_-1___202438

Then start trying out various stems
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Old 10-05-12, 06:21 AM
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Yeah, I'm thinking if I get a good rise out of the stem the bars are going to come up, but that extender will give me a big range for a solution.
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