Help me fix Habanero mt bike?



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Mark Hickey

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[email protected] wrote:

>>FWIW, I am also 5'10", wear pants with a 32" inseam (33+" "cycling
>>inseam"), and fit perfectly on my own personal Habanero 17" MTB. In
>>fact, I wouldn't dream of rding the more technical trails in the area
>>with an 18.5" Habby.

>
>Then it very well may be that I do in fact have the correct size frame
>but only need a correct size stem then? No?
>
>Maybe if I just swap out the current stem for a longer one with more
>rise? Ore maybe use riser handlebars?
>
>Bottom line..... which method would you recommend...... swap out stem
>and use current straight handlebars..... or keep current stem and use
>rise handlebars? Or maybe a combo of both?


Stems are a little easier - it mainly depends if you need the
additional bar width that comes along with most riser bars. I think
someone posted a link to my "stem chart", which should help you
determine the rise and extension you need...

http://www.habcycles.com/fitting.html

>Also.....can I send a digital picture of my current habanero setup to
>you so you can see what Im talking abt?


No problem...

Mark Hickey
Habanero Cycles
http://www.habcycles.com
Home of the $695 ti frame
 
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Mark Hickey

Guest
[email protected] wrote:

>>FWIW, I am also 5'10", wear pants with a 32" inseam (33+" "cycling
>>inseam"), and fit perfectly on my own personal Habanero 17" MTB. In
>>fact, I wouldn't dream of rding the more technical trails in the area
>>with an 18.5" Habby.

>
>Then it very well may be that I do in fact have the correct size frame
>but only need a correct size stem then? No?
>
>Maybe if I just swap out the current stem for a longer one with more
>rise? Ore maybe use riser handlebars?
>
>Bottom line..... which method would you recommend...... swap out stem
>and use current straight handlebars..... or keep current stem and use
>rise handlebars? Or maybe a combo of both?


Stems are a little easier - it mainly depends if you need the
additional bar width that comes along with most riser bars. I think
someone posted a link to my "stem chart", which should help you
determine the rise and extension you need...

http://www.habcycles.com/fitting.html

>Also.....can I send a digital picture of my current habanero setup to
>you so you can see what Im talking abt?


No problem...

Mark Hickey
Habanero Cycles
http://www.habcycles.com
Home of the $695 ti frame
 
>Stems are a little easier - it mainly depends if you need the
>additional bar width that comes along with most riser bars. I think
>someone posted a link to my "stem chart", which should help you
>determine the rise and extension you need...


So riser bars are wider than standard handle bars?

If yes..... then it sounds like I should change only
the stem as the bars that I have seem to be ok width
wise
 
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Mark Hickey

Guest
[email protected] wrote:

>>Stems are a little easier - it mainly depends if you need the
>>additional bar width that comes along with most riser bars. I think
>>someone posted a link to my "stem chart", which should help you
>>determine the rise and extension you need...

>
>So riser bars are wider than standard handle bars?


Most are - but there is a wide variation among different brands. Just
be sure and check before buying a replacement.

>If yes..... then it sounds like I should change only
>the stem as the bars that I have seem to be ok width
>wise


That's what I'd recommend unless you need a LOT of rise.

Mark Hickey
Habanero Cycles
http://www.habcycles.com
Home of the $695 ti frame
 
>>If yes..... then it sounds like I should change only
>>the stem as the bars that I have seem to be ok width
>>wise

>
>That's what I'd recommend unless you need a LOT of rise.


OK

bear with me it will be a day or two before I get the
digital picture sent to you
 
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SuperSlinky

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[email protected] said...

> >Mine is a medium Titus Loco-Moto. It is a little big in the top tube,
> >but you just don't have as many choices as you do with road bikes.

>
> What do you mean?
>
> Can you explain?


Just that a medium Loco has a top tube, or virtual top tube, that is a
little long for me at 5'8". It just means that I have to go with a
somewhat shorter stem.