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Old 12-08-10, 06:54 PM   #1
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max back on rails (saddle stuff)

looky at this pic:



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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Old 12-08-10, 07:02 PM   #2
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That the frame is too small?
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Old 12-08-10, 07:14 PM   #3
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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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Old 12-08-10, 07:37 PM   #4
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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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Old 12-09-10, 10:11 AM   #6
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Or he has really long femurs.
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maybe it's a climbing weapon.
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Same guy, different year:

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maybe it's a climbing weapon.
cheeky.
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Old 12-09-10, 01:02 PM   #10
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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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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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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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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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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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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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