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    Interesting article on bike ergonomics

    http://www.junik-hpv.de/assets/downl...All_People.pdf

    Hi, useful stuff IMO on mens vs womens saddles, rgds, sreten.

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    Very interesting......

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    Yes quite interesting. But the whole 26 pages are better explained by three words. Ride a bent. (rydabent)

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    Looks like something I need to read more than once. It does confirm my decision to raise my handlebars (wrist and hand pain).

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    Good article. Too bad she isn't marketing her saddles.
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    Yes, a good bike fit system.
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    Interesting how unproblematic the racing bike position is, contrary to the assumptions of those who decry the "hunched over" style...

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    Dang Germans. The text is pretty hard to read. lol Her observations sound like a Specialized BG fit. I however, am so asymmetrical no one fit will ever be perfect for me. I've tried. I'm going into my LBS for a dynamic fit with a camera (again) to see what the heck is going on. I've done that with Pruitt before at Boulder Center for Sports Med. Andy said I was pretty crooked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    Dang Germans. The text is pretty hard to read. lol
    Hi,

    Yes. I think you have to a little creative in working out what
    they mean. I worked for Ericsson where the official language
    was English, but everyone knew what Swinglish meant, and
    you got used to "english as a second language" English.

    rgds, sreten.
    Last edited by sreten; 03-16-13 at 05:48 PM.

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    http://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com Probably the best information available on bike fit and fitting. He's been dialed-in to pelvic tilt and a multitude of anatomic complexities for years. A couple of Hogg trained fitters are in the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    Dang Germans. The text is pretty hard to read. lol Her observations sound like a Specialized BG fit. I however, am so asymmetrical no one fit will ever be perfect for me. I've tried. I'm going into my LBS for a dynamic fit with a camera (again) to see what the heck is going on. I've done that with Pruitt before at Boulder Center for Sports Med. Andy said I was pretty crooked.
    If I had a connection to Andy Pruitt, I'd go back to see him again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sreten View Post
    Hi,

    Yes. I think you have to a little creative in working out what
    they mean. I worked for Ericsson where the official language
    was English, but everyone knew what Swinglish meant, and
    you got used to "english as a second language" English.

    rgds, sreten.
    Wow, I found the same thing first working for Autoliv, and now working for Toyota! And serving on ISO committees where a multinational crew are all struggling with English in their own ways. Quite an adventure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    Yes quite interesting. But the whole 26 pages are better explained by three words. Ride a bent. (rydabent)
    Not really practical on either the single-tracks with tight turns or the rock-strewn cactus infested deer trails I ride.

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    Yes, a good article with lots of good points and ideas...

    But, ultimately it is all about the individual... Partly that is personal preference, partly the individual's body specifics and partly just simple riding styles (even Lance and Wiggins would use a different geometry going to the store for some groceries than they would in an all-out climb...)

    For me, the biggest component is my back: I have a scoliosis (curved spine) which causes the muscles to have to work harder to support the spine. Off bike I can do pretty anything except two things: sit without a back rest or stand still. When I do either of those, my muscles eventually start to cramp and go into spasms...

    ... So, for me, a "comfortable" bike position is leaned "too far forward" with "too much" weight on my arms. But, that is sort of a back rest in reverse and saves my back at the expense of my arms...

    I was fortunate when I bought my last bike the LBS offered me a free "comfort fit" on the trainer. He didn't try to tell me what was right or wrong. We simply worked together to blend his knowledge and experience with my proprioception to figure out the right blend of components for me... With that, I got it all pretty much as good as its going to get by adjusting stems and handlebars. The result has been both more power as well as more comfort...
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    Well before Pruitt, Fit Kit and the like, we fit a person to a bike by following the simple rule of a flat back and 90 degree angle from the arm transitioning to the torso.
    This treatise on fit seems to follow those two basic rules. Seems the current crop of fit professionals adhere to it as well, but throw in a bit more knowledge in body mechanics and work to identify twists in the body and leg length differences.
    What is old, is new again!

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