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Got My 140 mm Stem

Old 09-15-14, 10:59 PM
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Got My 140 mm Stem

I'm pleased with today's mail, which brought the long sought 140 mm stem that I think will make my Raleigh fit me even better.

Sounds silly, but it had to be a 140 mm 3TTT quill stem from the late 1970s for not too much money . . . Took a bit of looking.

I'm 5' 11" with short legs and long torso. On almost every bike, I wish for more reach from saddle to bar. This particular bike is a 59 cm, which means my manhood winces in fear whenever I dismount, but the reach is still too short. Well, now it will be longer.

I'll post pics eventually - need to install it first.

Anyone riding a 140 mm or similar stem? Any interesting handling that I should anticipate?
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Old 09-26-14, 02:51 PM
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I put a 130mm Cinelli stem on my Gran Sport long ago. It ended up being too long for me, but it was in the right direction. I'm also long-torso'd for my height. It's actually a good shape to have for a bike. Sometimes, I need to extend the reach, but that's easier to do than to shorten it. Plus, I can ride small bikes for someone of my height. I just measured myself, and I'm down to 5'9" now.
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I'm not quite into the short legs/long torso league. I'm in the short legs/normal everything else group.

I can get by with a 54 frame and 100mm stem, I just have to be ready to stop. My legs, related pieces, cry for a 48-50 frame. And, I can't get "Thomson" to read in its entirety.
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