- Shifter hitting the top tube
just fitted new bars and stem to my bfe and the shifter hits the top tube. Obviously not a problem during normal riding but worried in case the frame gets damaged when I crash and the shifter smacks the top tube. Haven’t got any more adjustment with spacers so options are to change to a higher rise stem or bars, or just gently nip the shifter up so it will rotate when I crash. Your opinions please?Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
if the shifter did not hit the top-tube on your previous set-up then i guess you have dropped the bar height, was this intentional?, if you were happy with the bar height before then i’d be tempted to explore a slightly higher bar rather than rely on a nipped up shifter to rotate if it does hit the top tube.
A bfe rides better with a more upright position anyway 😉Posted 5 years ago
New bars and stem are a bit lower than the old set up, must admit I didn’t even think about top tube clearance. Might try a higher rise stem but the new set up feels so much better and with 150mm forks the bars are high enough. Really only worried about damaging the frame so will fit some helicopter tape.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
All the frames I’ve had that would do that, were only doing it because they also allowed very low bars… I tend to set everything up as low as possible to start, then work up to comfort, and by the time I’ve got the bars where I want them the problem’s gone anyway.Posted 5 years ago
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