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    max back on rails (saddle stuff)

    looky at this pic:

    max-back-on-rails.jpg

    it's from the 2010 TDF, the fiziki saddle is set back all the way on the rails + the post has some degree of setback...

    Whats up with this?
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    That the frame is too small?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    That the frame is too small?

    it depends.... what if the frame has a really shallow seat-post angle but the rest of it fits just right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr View Post
    Whats up with this?
    I'm going to take a wild guess and say it's a bike set up for someone else's body.

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    Stem slammed, so likely couldn't go to a bigger frame (and thus taller head tube) without compromising position. Smaller frame required setback post and saddle.

    Or he has really long femurs.

    Either way, I'm going to take a wild guess and say it works for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    Or he has really long femurs.
    Me.

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    maybe it's a climbing weapon.

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    Same guy, different year:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    maybe it's a climbing weapon.
    cheeky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
    Same guy, different year:

    lol. He'd get crucified in BF. I guess he wants the smallest possible bike. Lowest head tube anyway.

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    srsly?
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    Nothing wrong with the setback. Modern bikes have steep seat tubes, so the seating position is already forward, so you need more set back to compensate. Also, the further the set back, the less weight on the arms, some thing thats very desirable. Especially when you have that much seat to bar drop, more set back gets the weight off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    maybe it's a climbing weapon.
    10/10 lol

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    i'm a long femur, short arm, short stem guy too.

    i ride a slightly small frame for my height and standover, and my saddle is slammed to the back of my (setback) seatpost and i have a ton of saddle to bar drop.

    but its the best fit i've ever gotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
    Same guy, different year:

    That looks photo-chopped. It's like he's on a 24" wheeled bike or something. I guess it's just the angle of the shot, because I've never noticed anything weird about how he looks on the bike before.

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    do I have to spell it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    maybe it's a climbing weapon.

    doh !
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    there is another fairly major thing in these pics.

    he has exceptionally long femurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    there is another fairly major thing in these pics.

    he has exceptionally long femurs.
    Kinda goes back to what ZeCanon was saying.

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