[CR]50 mm stem

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From: <wfbibb@bellsouth.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 14:25:21 -0400
Subject: [CR]50 mm stem

My 1981 Trek 610 is a little too large at 56cm and I have swtiched to a 50mm handlebar stem to compensate. However, it seems to make the steering a bit more sensitive than I like. While acknowleding that steering geometery is complex and handling is a subjective topic, does anyone have an opinion of how short a stem it "too" short? I need to balance the steering with the reach and buying new Nitto stems is getting expensive.


Frank Bibb
Rome, Georgia USA