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    Senior Member howsteepisit's Avatar
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    LEgs hit Belly/Ribs

    Even long ago when I was a thin 170 (6' tall) my thighs hit my lower ribs when I had my seat set at the proper height., Now, at 215, my legs hit both my ribs and belly. So I can sit more upright or do something else. Since I am sure at least some of you have this problem, what do you all do? I'd really like to be more aerodynamic on the bike but it seems I just am not built to be one of the flat back riders.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Sounds like the top tube is a bit short for you and getting you a bit crunched. I take it you're one of us that has a long torso as compared to leg length?
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    Senior Member howsteepisit's Avatar
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    Nope, I am just the opposite. At 6' I have a 35" cycling inseam. Kind of a short thick torso.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Hmmm, OK, well that too wil contribute to the same problem. If you've got a modern stem and have it flipped to the down position, flip it back to the upangled position and you'll likely be more comfortable.
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