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    New Bike! Now judge my (road) position.



    I know the bike is facing the wrong way. The pics were more for the fit than the showoffedness.

    I desperately want to flip it, but this configuration was the closest one to my old bike's.

    Main question, how important is that 90 degree hip angle? In your collective opinion, how much lower can I go. Flexibility is pretty good, I'm working on palming the floor, right now I can punch it.

    Flame away.

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    good looking bike.

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    flip the stem and take another picture....

    What size stem is that?

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    Relax your arms. You look stiff(at least in the pic).
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianappleby View Post

    Aside: if anybody has better suggestions for (free) image hosing, im open to suggestions.
    Use the "insert image" feature.

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    Nice bike. I would like to see the leg extended, because you look comfortable (if a little tense in front of the camera), but I am curious about saddle height right now.

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    Flip it. Bend your elbows. Get some bar tape (white). Take a pic from the right side, I want to see if there's a wing on the other leg.

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    The stem is 120mm and 8 degrees I think. Trust me: I can bend my elbows if I don't shrug my shoulders (don't know why I did that) The other leg matches, and I want to flip it.
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    Do you boulder frequently?

    That is the best leg tat I have ever seen.

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    that is a pretty cool tat. are you a track runner or something?
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    Yes, bend your elbows as others have said. However, the most important part is your wrists. Look at your wrists- they are bent at almost a 90-degree angle. Do you think you are going to pull any power out of your handlebars like that? Think of a weightlifter. Do they lift with their wrists bent? Of course not. Straighten your wrists, relax your elbows, and angle your seat up so that ALL your weight is on your saddle, leaving your arms loose like noodles and your wrists ready to pull on those bars. Remember, pushing on your bars slows you down, pulling speeds you up. Try it.

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    You're not showing your leg fully extended. Take a picture with your leg in line with the seat tube.

    PS- Nice bike.
    PSS- Bend your elbows and ease up a bit, pretty please?
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    i thought that was the worst leg tat i`ve ever seen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianappleby View Post
    [U RL=htt p://im g370.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dropscsmallle2.jpg][/URL]

    I know the bike is facing the wrong way. The pics were more for the fit than the showoffedness.

    I desperately want to flip it, but this configuration was the closest one to my old bike's.

    Main question, how important is that 90 degree hip angle? In your collective opinion, how much lower can I go. Flexibility is pretty good, I'm working on palming the floor, right now I can punch it.


    Flame away.

    BA

    Aside: if anybody has better suggestions for (free) image hosing, im open to suggestions.
    hope this helps. http://www.trlaser.com/

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    It could be worse, the tat(s) could be on the shoulder blades.

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    thanks botto, I had considered that, but I figured that the criterium circuit would take care of it soon enough.

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    Flip the stem down, and then take a pic both in the drops and hoods with your arms relaxed, and your left pedal dead at 6 o'clock....not at like 5 o'clock and some change. You look sorta cramped in the drops, but not too bad in the hoods.
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    Nickel, I ride in Boulder frequently. I don't climb rocks. Not sure which you meant.

    GW, thanks, i'll check that out.

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