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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:56 am 
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glad to know people don't think it's awful, i suppose that the replaced parts are similar in looks helps it not look out of place.

i think the reason i didn't want to put a riser bar on is that 1, i didn't think it would suit the build and 2, i didn't really want to admit that the position was too racey for me and also 3, i sort of thought i get a bit of crap for doing it! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:04 pm 
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Just been out for a spin on the Zaskar - not been on it for a year or so and after riding a lot of slack 80's stuff, that stem is like a tiller! The bars are too narrow and the stem too long...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:11 pm 
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do it, join the riser bar nasty club :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:30 pm 
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Just left the club.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:35 pm 
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But I still have this. So can I stay?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:42 pm 
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thing is, it's all relative isn't it. my Fat has a low front end, i've gradually brought it up to a height that makes it comfortable to ride, your overburys was already quite high so lowering it gives it a still normal position. so arguably you have done the same as me but the opposite if that makes sense!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:37 pm 
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the proof is in the pudding so to speak, it definitely made a difference, i did 25miles this afternoon, significantly less aches generally. i will still keep an eye out for another stem though, main reason is for it to be a 25.4mm clamb as opposed to 31.8 then shimmed but if it happened to be a 110x25.4x5degree that would be perfect i think. the slightly wider position of a riser bar i think helps aswel.

overall, does the job :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:17 pm 
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Do you think a straight post would help ?

WD :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:23 pm 
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i've considered that a couple of times, but in real terms i don't think it would make a huge difference, the saddle is mounted reasonably forward, if i had an inline post it would be pushed mostly back, either way it's pretty much the same position, i feel the issue was previously a reasonably long top tube and a long stem, both together was just that little bit too much but also changing the post would affect the height i wanted at the front.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:31 pm 
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Looks alright, esp given it's a relatively modern looking build anyhow. If I was to make one suggestion it would be two sets of bar ends arranged to give an even higher riding position.


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