Getting My Two Bicycles To Fit In Sync


New Member
May 31, 2005
I have a Litespeed Tuscany and a Lynskey R230.
The Lynskey fits better as it feels like a little more reach.
The Litespeed feels a little too upright.

However, when I measure seat nose to the outside top of the hood, or to the middle of the hood, the Litespeed is only 1/2" or 1.25cm shorter.
Could that make so much of a difference.

The Lynskey Stem is 80mm with 17 degree rise.
The Litespeed is 80mm with 40 degree rise.

I assume the similarity in reach is due to the geometry of the bike.
The seat and handle bars are the same height from the ground on each bike.

What would be the best way to extend my reach a little on the Litespeed but keep the handlebars the same height off the ground?