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Thomas_M

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active May 2016
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    You are saying my body proportions are weird? ;-)

    I agree, the -17deg 150mm stem does seem a bit odd.

    There is an explanation for it, though.
    I went there to get a fit on my current bike at the time. We ended up sliding the adjustable stem out to 150mm before realising I couldn't achieve a proper fit on it (frame was too short), I was then moved to the fully adjustable retul bike and got a proper fit there.
    To save time, I guess he did the adjustments on the frame and not the stem.

    However, It does not bother me too much. I look at handlebar stack/reach instead and use online tools like yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.ph­p to calculate stem length and spacers when browsing frames.

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    Yes, that would probably be the case for me on the Supersix. The bikefit also supplied an effective seat tube angle of 74 degrees, so the 72 degree seat tube would definitely call for a saddle set far forward.

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    I'm not super tall, just 189cm - but with kinda long legs and arms.

    Of course the fit also includes saddle positioning (for me height/setback = 816/-77mm), and achieving the setback depends on the seat tube angle. So with this in mind, I believe the stack and reach measurements still make sense

    But yeah, might be looking at custom then ;-)

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    Interesting chart +dancing james, it rules out the SuperSix for me then :-(

    +Howard Had a Retül bikefit resulting in frame stack/reach 646/409 with a 150mm/-17 stem and 20mm spacers (handlebar stack/reach 689/546).
    So, I would really need the reach of the 60cm - but also the stack of the 63 ;-)

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    It just seemed counter-intuitive that moving up from 60 to 63 would result in a shorter reach, but when looking closer at the chart there is a difference in seat tube angle too.
    The -1 degree seat tube angle (between 58 and 63) cancels out the +2.5 cm in effective top tube length and results in the same reach.

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    Hah :-) but would they really design the 63cm with a shorter reach than the 60cm?

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    The 2015 SuperSix evo geometry chart lists stack/reach measurements as
    58cm:57.7/39.9
    60cm: 59.6/40.2
    63cm as 62.0/39.9

    Is it correct that 63 cm has the same reach as 58cm?

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    Do the decals peel off easily?

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Okay, I'll take one then. PM coming up

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    Judging by the previous posts, 47mm seems to fit

    Sorry for asking, but do I need anything else to fit this instead of the original tall conical one?

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