So, following on from this thread:
I've been out on my first road bike a about 4 or 5 times and have been riding it to work a bit.
However, I'd appreciate some advice as to whether the stem could be too long and how I would know?
When I'm on the hoods (that's what they're called?) I do feel in a very aggressive position and stretched out. I don't know if this is just a case of getting used to it or not. I find myself more comfortable with my hands back and inch or so from right in on the hoods. The bike is 61cm and has a 130mm stem.
If I do replace the stem are the steerer tube diameters all standard like 1 1/8th for MTB? I'm eyeing up a 120mm race face jobbie on wiggle..
Second question - my current tyres are 23mm Vittoria Zaffiro slicks and whilst they're fine in the dry my commute home in the wet yesterday was very scary, spinning out over manhole covers on climbs etc.
Anyway, as I'm doing the coast to coast ride shortly I need some replacement tyres but am not sure if something like a 28mm tyre will fit my frame. Currently there appears to be about 4mm between current tyre and chain stay.
Can anyone recommend a cheap suitable fat road tyre?