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120mm stem for a mod - too short??

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I have a nice Austin V2 with a 150mm 30 degree stem. I feel quite stretched out on the bike despite putting on some high rise bars with a slight roll back. I had a look on Tarty and Jitsie do a 120mm 35 degree stem that should bring the handle bars back ~3cm. My thinking is that the shorter stem will allow me to roll the bars forward a little resulting in a 1-2cm less reach while having sensible looking bars. 

Is a 120mm stem on a mod too short?

I am 5 2" ish if that helps - I appreciate it will make it a little more difficult to get the rear up.

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Not sure if he's still about but might be worth tapping up @dezmtberas he's a short arse who also rode an Austin. Will try to find a thread with his build as that was super cramped when I had a ride on it! 

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Super cramped sounds perfect for me :lol:

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Found it here 

He's 5'5" and ran a 150x30° but with super low risers. 

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Wow, actually just noticed your bars. They're huge, maybe worth trying some oldskool Zoo bars if you can get a set! 

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I didn't update the thread... but stem seems to be working ok. I've not tired upto front yet (because I'm no good at them), but the bike feels good. Probably need a shorter frame... but I can wait.

Looks a little better too

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