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    Q: saddle nose gap to BB center?

    General question for everyone, how far back is the nose of your saddle from the center of the BB?

    (Suppose you dropped a blumb-bob down from the nose of your saddle, then measured the distance horizontally from the BB back to the wire)...

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    This will be totally different depending on the rider and the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
    This will be totally different depending on the rider and the saddle.
    agreed, I just want to see what people typically have it set to...
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    Between 8.5 and 10cm, 91.5cm inside leg.

    This can vary a lot depending on the saddle, though, so it's not that meaningful. A San Marco Regal at 8.5cm puts my butt around the same position as an Aliante around 10cm...

    Incidentally, an easier way to measure this is to place the front wheel against a vertical surface (pillar, wall, whatever), and measure from the saddle nose to wall and BB to wall. Setback is the difference.

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    ~70 cm saddle height, I'm about 1-2 cm behind the BB.
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    8.5 cm back, 76cm saddle height, selle italia slr

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    I changed to a zero setback seat post and moved my saddle forward A LOT.

    now I am 2 inches back from the bb center and I seem to have more power like that.

    We'll see how it goes.
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    50mm on the SLR
    55mm on the Toupe

    both saddles are 729mm from the BB center, as measured to the surface of the saddle in line with the seattube.
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    I was just thinking about asking this yesterday.

    Mine is 5cm and I have the saddle height at 91cm (measured from the pedal platform at full extension to the top of the saddle).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    I am non UCI compliant.
    riding a 'bent, are you?

    (is UCI 5"?)

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    80cm from BB to top of saddle. Set back 7.55cm. Yes, 1mm makes a difference for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr View Post
    I changed to a zero setback seat post and moved my saddle forward A LOT.

    now I am 2 inches back from the bb center and I seem to have more power like that.

    We'll see how it goes.
    ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    ???
    a.k.a. ~5 c.m.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Barker
    (is UCI 5"?)
    5 cm.

    I think I'm around 7 cm of setback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LorenzoNF View Post
    a.k.a. ~5 c.m.


    Really. People come into the bike shop looking for parts in American sizes and I usually say "These are bikes, not Fords. We go by the metric system."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    Really. People come into the bike shop looking for parts in American sizes and I usually say "These are bikes, not Fords. We go by the metric system."
    Ford's the last of the three left...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Izzard
    'Cause in America you had the metric system for two weeks, it seems, in the seventies. Carter said, "Well, here's the metric system… you want a metric system?" And you seemed to go "Hey, get out of here with your goddamn Commie metric system. Comin' in here. Hey, see what we got? We got a metric system. We got the outlaw Josey Wales with a metric system. Yeah, yeah, he's sharp. Oh, you watch 'im. He's got those millimetres and centilitres - and millipedes.

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    so tell me then:

    how do you express the diameter of your steerer tubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    so tell me then:

    how do you express the diameter of your steerer tubes?
    2.8575 centimeters
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    ???
    what ?
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    About 5 cm from the bb shell, so what, maybe 6.5 to the center?

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    5.5 cm
    I like it forward and low

    Have had it at 12cm when I thought it was cool to ride like a Cadillac.

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