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  1. #26
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    I'm tall too, having a hard time getting he right fit on my MXL. I'm thinking about getting the head tube extended, and getting a longer steerer put on the fork. I saw some pics of Axel Merckxs MXL and it had a HT extension and still looked good.
    Who painted your fork? They seem to have matched the paint REALLY well from what I can tell...
    Do you have the original fork still?

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    This is the original MX Leader fork, came with the frameset.

    Btw the frameset/fork/headset has been sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    @Higherground.

    thanks for the suggestion on the stem.

    personally I will opt for smaller frame size rather than a shorter stem, as this greatly effects the bike handling.
    sadly, this frame is just too big for me ..
    I know this is a delayed response, but if you still have the bike, have you actually tried swapping out the stem, or are you just assuming the handling will change too much?

    I had a pro fitting done after I built my MXL, and the shop actually recommended a stem about 2 cm shorter than what I originally had. I don't recall any particular detriment to the handling, but my comfort improved.

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    Thanks for the thoughts.

    Unfortunately I sold the frameset, fork 2 weeks ago.

    My original stem is 100mm in length, however I won't go lower than a 100mm as
    this greatly effects the bike handling (based on my personal experience)
    To begin with, as much as I love the frameset, it is just too large for me.

    The max top tube length based on my fit is 53cm, anything larger and I will have to opt for a 90mm stem, the weight distribution suffers and the bike feels twitchy.

    I have two Colnagos, a 52.7mm toptube C50 and another with a 52.3mm toptube. Both is equipped with a 100mm and a 110mm stem. Fit is proper, better handling due to proper weight distribution.

    Cheers!

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