I just ran into a buddy of mine* who is building up an early 80's "funny" T T/pursuit track bike, with a 24" front wheel, etc. He asked me a couple of set-up questions for which I had no answer, as I ha ve never built, ridden or even stood above one... He plans to use Cinelli LA84 bullhorns. His question is, was it common pra ctice to shorten them? Or is it best to leave the forward extensions intac t? Also, how does stem length factor in, given that you potentially have the o ption of moving your hands forward or backward on the bullhorns to find opt imal positioning? Is there a general rule for this sort of thing (i.e. "us e a stem that's 1cm shorter/longer than that on your regular road/track bik e")? Thanks, gang.
Matthew Bowne Brooklyn, New York
* Chris, if you are reading this in the archives, PLEASE get in touch!