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  1. #31
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    Jul 2006
    Olney, MD

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    Quote Originally Posted by liza View Post
    So what's the truth? That's what I want to know . It seems like we get a mixed message from the "conventional wisdom"...
    Like I said, conventional wisdom is not always true or accurate.
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...

    2008 Cervelo P2C Tri bike
    2011 Trek Madone 5.5/Cobb V-Flow Max
    2007 Jamis Coda/Terry Liberator
    2011 Trek Mamba 29er

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Boston, MA
    Quote Originally Posted by liza View Post
    --When I had my fitting on my new bike the fitter said he didn't love to put people with smaller frames at the larger end of the 80-120mm range, nor people with larger frames at the shorter end (I'm kinda heading towards one extreme, at least by this definition, on a bike with a 51.5cm tt and a 110 stem). I suppose this is partly just because it means you're at the edge of your range of adjustability, which isn't really an issue for pros, but it still seems like there's a sacrosanct rule that bike fitters don't want to put you on stems outside of "the range" -- but if the handling consequences were so awful, why would you see it so often in pro riders? (I should add, after perusing lots of Cycling News features, I haven't seen any stems on male pro bikes shorter than 90mm -- but lots over 120).

    Maybe it's one of those weird penis related things... (i.e. part of those male things that I can't understand...). You know, the "mine is bigger than yours" thing....obviously I have no idea about the long stem thing but I just thought I'd throw that out there
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