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Old 09-06-07, 01:19 PM   #1
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Saddle angle epiphany

In a total 'duh' moment, I just figured out that the advice you read to adjust the seat angle to near-level doesn't work if your seat has springs in the back and a pivot near the front, and you weigh enough to tilt the saddle up when you sit down (slaps forehead too hard, shakes head).
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Old 09-06-07, 05:10 PM   #2
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I have springs and set mine pretty level without load. I guess that is a good thing.
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Mine is sprung as well and set level without load. If you nose down it, you tend to slide forward on the saddle and load your hands and wrists more.
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