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Old 05-06-08, 11:12 PM   #1
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Embarassing myself with a TT position thread

Sorry my pics aren't the greatest since I was using a camera timer. I flipped the stem and put the spacers on top. Any advice would be appreciated. I have not done a TT before.

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Old 05-06-08, 11:31 PM   #2
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The only thing that comes to my mind is what my ex-girlfriend said to me in college.


"Futons are for losers".
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Old 05-06-08, 11:34 PM   #3
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You're not even in the saddle in that first picture are you? Check out the fitting portion of the Guru website. It's got some really good information on the desired angles for a good tri position.
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those Dr. Strangelove glasses are off the chain!
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Old 05-06-08, 11:40 PM   #5
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Nickel, you looked way too stretched out. Your elbows should be at about 90 degrees. Shorten your stem and forget the comments about your glasses. You're cool.

TTs are fun. Hammertime from the get-go, and no one to fight in the corners like a crit. Good luck!
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the stem is already pretty short, but she would benefit from a forward-facing seatpost
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Push the saddle as far forward on its rails as possible, making sure the seat height stays unchanged from your current position.

Then move forward to the nose of the saddle which is where you will most likely be whilst on the rivet and please repost the pic.
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Push the saddle as far forward on its rails as possible, making sure the seat height stays unchanged from your current position.

Then move forward to the nose of the saddle which is where you will most likely be whilst on the rivet and please repost the pic.
+1

You're all the way back on the saddle, when you should be all the way forward. I can't offer much advice until you get a shot forward.
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Far too stretched out.
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>>Embarassing myself with a TT position thread<<

You are not alone.
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As a fitter all I can say is:

1. Good Lord

2. Where do we start?

3. Are you actually sitting on the seat?
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Old 05-07-08, 05:42 AM   #12
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As a fitter all I can say is:

1. Good Lord

2. Where do we start?

3. Are you actually sitting on the seat?
It's a rough room kid.
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Old 05-07-08, 05:43 AM   #13
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>>Embarassing myself with a TT position thread<<

You are not alone.
Heck, compared to this you looked like Zabriski.

Honestly, I've never seen a position this bad. With the sweat pants, I can't tell where she is on the bike. Basically, I think there's a frame size issue without even getting into the bar positioning.

To the OP...I have a suggestion. Lose the aero bars for now. Unless you can ride your TT at a speed above about 25mph, you are gaining nothing with the bars except extra weight on your bike.
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Heck, compared to this you looked like Zabriski.

Honestly, I've never seen a position this bad. With the sweat pants, I can't tell where she is on the bike. Basically, I think there's a frame size issue without even getting into the bar positioning.

To the OP...I have a suggestion. Lose the aero bars for now. Unless you can ride your TT at a speed above about 25mph, you are gaining nothing with the bars except extra weight on your bike.
i have.
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Nice. I would not have thought to have gone there....
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Sit on the seat, move the saddle all the way forward, leave the stem flipped but raise it back up with the spacers, wear appropriate riding gear and take another picture.
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LOL - Thanks, obviously if I knew what I was doing, I wouldn't need to ask

- That futon is really comfortable
- Thanks for the website link
- I wasn't sure on saddle positioning. I knew compared to others' pics that it looked pretty stretched out but figured best to get a pic up
- they are actually knickers, not sweatpants.

My frame size is an issue actually. I have a 32" inseam and am only 5'4". I'll have to repost pics tonight when I get back.
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LOL - Thanks, obviously if I knew what I was doing, I wouldn't need to ask

- That futon is really comfortable
- Thanks for the website link
- I wasn't sure on saddle positioning. I knew compared to others' pics that it looked pretty stretched out but figured best to get a pic up
- they are actually knickers, not sweatpants.


My frame size is an issue actually.
I have a 32" inseam and am only 5'4". I'll have to repost pics tonight when I get back.
ZOINKS!
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Try to emulate Pcad's Textbook TT Position.



Be sure to put the right graphics on your TT helmet.



Get a sexy TT skinsuit.



Then go to your first TT and finish in the bottom half of your category. Works for me.
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ZOINKS!
compared to men, women tend to have proportionately longer legs.
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Try to emulate Pcad's Textbook TT Position.



Be sure to put the right graphics on your TT helmet.



Get a sexy TT skinsuit.



Then go to your first TT and finish in the bottom half of your category. Works for me.
interesting.
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compared to men, women tend to have proportionately longer legs.
OK, replace " ZOINKS! " with, " Well, hello "
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Nickel,

If you have a little extra cash go to Hollywood Cycles and have "Hollywood" Jay Henderson fit you.
He is the guy to go to here in the Twin Cities for a fitting.

Are you doing Black Dog tonight? How about the Synergy TT on Sat.?

If you can swing it you should try to get to Black Dog tonight. It is the first night of the every other week series.Black Dog TT
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I told you it was a rough room. Particularly if you fall victim to the botto Graphics Dept.
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I've heard great things about him and was actually waiting until the semester was over to go check him out because my road fit is a poor guesstimate. I bought the bike when I even knew less than now...which is possible.

I was going to do Synergy but not the Black Dog.

I moved the saddle forward and put the spacers underneath the stem but I still look stretched out. I think I will just use the handlebars and leave the aerobars for more fun another day.
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