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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-25-06, 09:59 AM   #1
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Determining stem length

I currently have a 120mm stem, which I'm beginning to think is a little bit long for me. What's the best way to figure out what I should be using? Just try a bunch of different stems? Go down in 10mm increments?

I don't really have alot of $ to spend on trying a bunch of stuff, but I'm guessing that's probably what it's going to take. Anyways, any ideas?
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Find a cool LBS that will let you buy a cheap stem to try, and trade in and out for other cheap stems. When you find the length you like, buy a nice stem that size (if you want to).
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