The bike has gone back i’m afraid. The new stem arrived and whilst it brought the reach to exactly where i wanted it, i then found i couldn’t get the bars low enough due to the taller headtube. I contacted the sellers (CRC) and had a chat with the nice chap who agreed that they would take it back. I’m gutted TBH as it’s such a lovely bike, if CRC had a 45cm i would have snatched their hands off. Hopefully i will get the refund and go shopping again.
I have a fitting/bike test at Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op in Manchester next week for this bike :-
EBC are selling it for £1099 and i’m testing a 44cm model. Strangely enough, the 44cm MEKK and the 48cm Colnago have a similar top tube but the MEKK has a shorter head tube and a steeper seat tube angle.