I'm old. Also, never having been properly fitted on a bike beyond the builder saying I needed a long top tube I think I need to revisit my position.
I did 70 miles yesterday and towards the end of the ride my neck was hurting. It was quite a noticable 'hurt' as I could feel it above the whole multitude of other hurts I was experiencing at the time.
A shorter stem would help? As the bike needs to go into the LBS to have new bar tape fitted, (I know, but I just can't do it) I figure now is a good time to look at the stem situation.
We are talking quill stems here by the way. On the geared bike, which is the one to be changed, stem length is 135mm centre to centre. The fixed stem is 150mm but has a shorter top tube.
How much should I bee looking at taking off? Or, should I man up? Cipollini would never reduce his after all!
Ever thought about going for a proper fit session. In all my years as a recreational rider, it really is one of the best investments I've ever made.
(apart from taking up yoga... the perfect compliment to this cycling lark - no laughing now folks)