I’ve got four of the five (and I am flexible enough to be comfortable riding as my bike as set up):
Sadly, those $3,000 wheels are simply too much damage on the budget. Now, technically you may note that I could actually drop my stem another 5 mm. I tried it, it was just too much to get comfortable with, so where it is it will stay.
As far as my two cents go, having a bike the looks “pro” ranks right up there with… well, a bunch of other $#!+ that doesn’t matter. What does matter is that we’ve got a bike that we’re happy to ride…. well, in all fairness, let’s just skip the extremes, eh?
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