Got hold of a frame from a garage sale that is a size too big. What are the things that you can do in terms of build such as stem, seatpost etc that can help bring it down a size? Any input is appreciated.
"Reach" is centre BB - centre headtube and is really governed by torso length. No stem on the planet can shorten it. No change on the planet can shorten a Toptube either.Surely the only things you can do is a shorter stem to shorten the reach,
In all likelyhood it will cause problems from a fit perspective. Saddle height fore/aft and layback are all things to take into consideration BEFORE you look at how far away the bars are. Bringing the saddle to the bars is a sure sign of the frame being too big.slam the saddle and move it as far forward on its rails as possible, although this may cause problems with your position in relation to the pedals.
Overall it's still not going to make a bike that is too big, the right size.Make sure its not an offset seatpost which has a layback angle to it and then depending on how this all comes together you could then replace the cranks with longer or shorter to suit but that will only give you a few mm of difference or so.
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