is continuing widespread, rampant, epidemic, pandemic, titanic-like
misunderstanding about the actual influence of a one or two or
even-as-much-as three count 'em! centimeters of top tube length on how
far you have to lean over and reach to grab the handlebar. Unlearned
bicycle rookies and supposedly learned Hall of Famers alike
misunderstand it, because it's easy to. But thanks mainly to the George
Retseck's fine illustrations (see the links below), all who read this
will be crystal clear about it forever.