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Old 02-25-09, 09:11 AM
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What stems are you guys using? I am having trouble finding one I like in 1" so I am thinking I might go with a 1 1/8" and use a shim.
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I'm currently using a 115mm Forte stem that came with a shim. I agree that 1" is kinda tough.
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1 1/8" Easton EA50 stem, it comes with the shim. Or you can buy the shim at a LBS for like $9.
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Originally Posted by enfer singe
What stems are you guys using? I am having trouble finding one I like in 1" so I am thinking I might go with a 1 1/8" and use a shim.
https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5235

That's what I'm using. Comes with a shim.
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Originally Posted by xsnakobx
I'm 5' 10" and I ride a 53, and it's perfect. At 5' 8", you're probably going to want the 50cm, mainly because of the long top tube (you can always raise the seat a little to fit your legs).
i don't know what kind of fit you like but i'm 5'7 and i ride a 53 and wouldn't go down to a 50 for anything. the top tube is supposed to be long because it's a track bike. if anything you should go up to a 55.
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Originally Posted by cc700
i don't know what kind of fit you like but i'm 5'7 and i ride a 53 and wouldn't go down to a 50 for anything. the top tube is supposed to be long because it's a track bike. if anything you should go up to a 55.
I'm 6' and ride a 53. It's all about inseam. My inseam is only 31, I suppose I just have an incredibly long torso.
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im 6' with a 32 inch inseam and ride a 53.....it couldnt fit any better for me
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it's not "just" about inseam, many other factors come into play for bike fitting. I'm 6'1" and ride a 55, (I got a bike fit though)
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Old 02-25-09, 05:02 PM
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5'7 and ride a 50. I have short legs. (29-30 inseam) I touch the top tube, barely, which isn't really a factor while riding. Just speaking from a female view though, a 53 would be way to long for me.
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Originally Posted by cc700
i don't know what kind of fit you like but i'm 5'7 and i ride a 53 and wouldn't go down to a 50 for anything. the top tube is supposed to be long because it's a track bike. if anything you should go up to a 55.
I like the feel of the 53cm, but I'm probably going to get a shorter stem when I get my new bars (I have to get a new stem because I'm getting deda elementi track drops). Right now I ride bullhorns, so maybe that's why the 53 fits like a glove (also, my inseam is about 31-32 inches, so I only have about a fist of seatpost showing, going to a 55 would be weird).
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Everyone can say how tall they are and what bike they're riding and how well it fits but it means nothing unless you explain how the bike fits you to begin with. I ride a 55 and I'm just shy of 6' with a 33" cycling inseam and I put a 90mm stem cause the stock one had me reaching too far. Unless we start giving out how flexible we are and how long our torso is then the recommendations are going to be pretty invalid.
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What's the length of the stock '09 stem (threadless)? I don't recall seeing it anywhere in the this thread (and I've read every page).
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Originally Posted by xsnakobx
What's the length of the stock '09 stem (threadless)? I don't recall seeing it anywhere in the this thread (and I've read every page).
110....i downsized to a thomson 100
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How is it measured?
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i have a long torso so that's that.

i have deda pista drops and they're dead sexy. not on my kilo yet though. i want to keep them for a white aluminum bike. i have colnago aluminum pista bars on the kilo which are old school sexy.
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I switched out the stock for this:



i bought a shim at the lbs for 3 dollars
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goddamn, 5 cents worth of metal for 3 bucks.

i should go into the shim making business.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz
More purple Kilos please! I want one, I will put my gold deep-Vs on it if I get one.
here is minee

you guys are still talking about getting yours and I already ****ed up my fork.
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So I just got my bike today from bikesdirect....57cm, color green. I buy my metric allen wrenches and get it all fixed up, but I realize I don't have a pump....and it's about 9:50pm.


Being the antsy mother****er that I am, I gave in and went to K-Mart 10 minutes before closing to buy some generic floor pump so I could just return it tomorrow. The gauge didn't work (go figure) and now I have a flat. **** MY LIFE!
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How did you mess up your fork?
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Totally lame question, I know:


I can run spacers, and have a very slight drop in my stem, or I can run no spacers, and have my stem at a positive rise.
Both options put my handlebars at the same height.
I'm running risers, btw.

Which one is more aesthetically pleasing, do you think?
I've kinda always liked the look of a positive rise stem and risers bars.
I also heard that having the stem edirectly on top on the headset without any spacers will make the front end more rigid.
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Originally Posted by thehappyrobot
I can run spacers, and have a very slight drop in my stem, or I can run no spacers, and have my stem at a positive rise.
Both options put my handlebars at the same height.
I'm running risers, btw.
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are you using the stock stem? and what is the rise on your bars

i'd say if it's the stock stem and 1" risers (my setup) use spacers and flip your stem.
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robot, i had a positive stem with risers that i thought i'd like, but ended up hating it. The position was only a little more comfortable, but it just didn't look right.
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Not the stock stem. Its a 90mm origin8 stem. I just don't like the idea of running spacers if I don't have to, but I also don't want to cut the steerer tube and end up regretting it.
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