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Old 07-05-12, 02:21 PM   #1
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Fit Questions

Just posted in the thread with the ever changing name but started thinking. I know going to an online community to ask fit questions may not be the best place to start but thought having a thread to ask simple fit questions might help some that have had similar issues.
Now for my fit question:
Lately my calves are killing me, it seems that through my pedal stroke I am putting more emphasis on the calves therefore wearing them out more quickly. Question is, saddle too high or too low? Thoughts?
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No ****ing way am I going there to ask such a 41 question
Difference is those Freds are looking at issues based on their 5 hour training week and wondering why their back hurts with a 8" saddle drop, 140mm stem and no time other than their 5 hours. I am hoping that these are more "performance" based fit questions.
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That's a heck of a bottom dweller you reeled in there feller...
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you havent changed the fit at all? Riding more than you were? Is it the heat?
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Old 07-05-12, 02:40 PM   #7
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you havent changed the fit at all? Riding more than you were? Is it the heat?
Don't know, my big fat a-s-s has gone away so that may have changed things a little.
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You haven't started jogging or anything weird like that, have you?

Have you intentionally changed saddle height or setback? (I hope you have written down somewhere your ideal saddle position.)

Changed pedaling technique?
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Cleats too far forward. That's my vote.
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Cleats too far forward. That's my vote.
I agree with this from past experience.
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Yeah. Usually calf issues mean that either you're ramping intensity up too fast or you're pedaling with your toes way down because cleats are too far forward.
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too much toe down, or alternatively not enough ion replacement in the heat, which leads to cramping
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also, the answer is always slam that stem
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Something is making you push your toes down hard in your stoke. Cleats too far forward makes you reach and then power thought it. Saddle too high could also be a problem, but that usually shows up in the muscles around the knee instead. My guess follows the consensus.

Don't you miss the old days with toe clips where you rode without cleats for a week or so and then a cobbler nailed the cleats in the right spot by looking at the wear pattern? (Young guys can ignore this blast from the past.)
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Well gents and hammy on my way home I really tried to sort this out and will agree it is a cleat issue. Will move back in the morning before I head out. Thanks everyone.
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+1 it's cleat fore/aft

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Freds are looking at issues based on their 5 hour training week and wondering why their back hurts with a 8" saddle drop, 140mm stem and no time other than their 5 hours. I am hoping that these are more "performance" based fit questions.
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the cleat position makes sense, especially if you changed that recently, but the saddle position may be too high or back to far as well.
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As a moderator I have to agree that this thread will get more useful information in Road. I'll move it.
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+1 it's cleat fore/aft



But you have a palmare to substantiate it
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