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    How's my fit look?

    New bike! Can't get fit anywhere professionally until may due to my shop being swamped. Anyways, how do I look in the mean time? Move this thread if necessary sorry, I just try to avoid the 41.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OmSZVezH-M
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    I'm no expert on this stuff, but I'd say you look a bit scrunched up. I'd get a slightly longer stem perhaps.

    Seat height looks ok to me though.
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    Agreed. You look a bit scrunched up. Seat height looks like it's in the right ballpark.

    Second trying a longer stem. What's the stem length currently?

    The video wasn't perfectly on the side either, so some of this could be based on the angle, but I still think that you could go longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    I'm no expert on this stuff, butt.
    He called you "butt"

    Huh huh huh.

    Bike looks small for you. Seat looks low based on your thigh being pretty close to horizontal at the top of the stroke, and a fair bit of bend in the knee at the bottom. Crank length? You have chimp length arms (so do I) and definitely need a longer stem or bars with more bend. Setback on the seat looks decent right now.

    Haircut looks like you are an engineer. You have a bike racer tan and upper body, put a jersey on or at least a T shirt. Or start working out.

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    fit looks good. good extension at the bottom of the stroke and you look comfortable in the drops
    ride some and determine how you are feeling. I can never get my fit dialed in unless I get on the road and also really pushing it, like a fast pack ride.
    That exposes deficiencies in fit pretty quickly too.

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    How's my fit look?

    Put the saddle back as far as it will go, and shoot another video.

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    The eyeball tests really aren't that great. A few weeks ago I thought my fit was great and so did others that looked at it. Paid a boatload of money for a fit that looks too far forward and too high but its perfect when I ride.

    You do have quite the literary collection there. With all those works I don't know how you find the time to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
    Put the saddle back as far as it will go, and shoot another video.
    any reason for this? it's all the way forwards right now. i really have no clue why i have it their.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    I'm no expert on this stuff, but I'd say you look a bit scrunched up. I'd get a slightly longer stem perhaps.

    Seat height looks ok to me though.
    this stem is much shorter then was on my cross bike. idk how big it is probably 90mm or so. I have saddle all the way forward so if i moved it back some my reach would be a bit shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    He called you "butt"

    Huh huh huh.

    Bike looks small for you. Seat looks low based on your thigh being pretty close to horizontal at the top of the stroke, and a fair bit of bend in the knee at the bottom. Crank length? You have chimp length arms (so do I) and definitely need a longer stem or bars with more bend. Setback on the seat looks decent right now.

    Haircut looks like you are an engineer. You have a bike racer tan and upper body, put a jersey on or at least a T shirt. Or start working out.
    thanks can't do a jersey on the trainer though, i think i'd succumb to heat exhaustion
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    How many fitters does it take to change a lightbulb?

    Fitter 1: The light bulb is fine.

    Fitter 2: I would go 50w.

    Fitter 3: Bad fuse.

    How many Internet fitters does it take to change a lightbulb?

    I fitter 1: I live in a cave without electricity. Use this stick.

    I fitter 2: Lower the seat, and can someone tell me why my knee hurts?

    I fitter 3: I can't get the link to work, but I slam my seat as far back as it goes.

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    are your sitbones being completely supported by the saddle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsuhoops1000 View Post
    any reason for this? it's all the way forwards right now. i really have no clue why i have it their.
    Cause you look to scrunched forward. Sit back, enjoy the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsuhoops1000 View Post
    this stem is much shorter then was on my cross bike. idk how big it is probably 90mm or so. I have saddle all the way forward so if i moved it back some my reach would be a bit shorter.
    You look to far forward on the saddle and your stem is at least 1cm too short. I would drop it down 5mm too. One change at a time. I'd do the saddle first. Back 1cm and up a bit. Then the stem, then drop the stem.

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    no bueno. my back hurts.

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    Is that an Airdyne in the foreground?

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    You could try the app from this review:

    Automated Bike Fit Measurement App Review: Bike Fast Fit | DC Rainmaker

    Wouldn't be as accurate as an actual fit machine I'm sure, but may be able to give you some idea of your joint angles and see if they're at least in the usual recommended range

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsuhoops1000 View Post
    thanks can't do a jersey on the trainer though, i think i'd succumb to heat exhaustion
    think again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wktmeow View Post
    You could try the app from this review:

    Automated Bike Fit Measurement App Review: Bike Fast Fit | DC Rainmaker

    Wouldn't be as accurate as an actual fit machine I'm sure, but may be able to give you some idea of your joint angles and see if they're at least in the usual recommended range
    Theres not an android version of that is there?

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