was riding my Fat Chance Buckshaver the other day . . . . back ache.
most of my retro stuff is set in quite a racey position typical of the time period of the bikes, which was fine but more recently i have found myself getting a bit achey on rides, weirdly it doesn't seem to happen on all my retro bikes, my 93 elite for example is ok because the stem has some rise on it (110 x 10 degree), the vit t2 seems fine as does the p7 (both 120 x 5 degree-ish), the strange thing is that most of these bikes position is within a 1/4 inch of eachother in various measurements having measured them last night.
the buckshaver has 120 x 0 degree, so it's a lower stem but it has a suspension fork on it unlike all the others which raises the front end hence getting the zero degree stem.
so last night i quickly put a slightly shorter stem 110x6 degree and a riser bar on the Fat, i'll spare you the pictures
(until i have bar/stem that i am happy with) the bike does feel loads better position wise which is always gonna be the main thing to make me want to ride the bike, and a quick spin and it rides right, and i really like this build, it's retro enough but modern enough, steel, front suspension, 9 speed xt, v brakes etc, all round a lovely machine.
so, do you guys thinks it's ok? i'm not looking for approval as such more a "yeah i did that aswel" sort of response to make me feel the doing the riser bar nasty is aesthetically ok for this type of bike (and possible for the others down the line)
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