Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member GeneO's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chicagoland
    My Bikes
    Felt F55X
    Posts
    726
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Man what a difference 1 cm can make

    After long rides my quads were hammered but nothing else. Hurt to walk up steps. After some research here and elsewhere on fitting, I moved my cleats back 1 cm so the ball of my (size 13) foot was > 1 cm in front of the pedal spindle. Man what a difference! I had more power and my legs were less tired and more evenly tired after the ride and my quads didn't really hurt the next day. It is amazing what 1cm can do for you!
    2012 Felt F55X

  2. #2
    Senior Member zandoval's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bastrop Texas
    My Bikes
    Univega, PR-10, Ted Williams,UO-8, Puch, PHLE, UO-18 Mixte
    Posts
    1,644
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
    It is amazing what 1cm can do for you!
    Agreed - Some riders get so carried away with the math of fitting that they fail to just make simple adjustments here and there - Looks like you found a good one...

    But when making adjustments be sure you can get back to the original setting... Just in case...
    No matter where your at... There you are... Δf:=f(1/2)-f(-1/2)

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    433
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sometimes its the mere act of changing that causes the perceived improvement. Keeping track of where you started, and being able to go back is important. Also I'm not a fan of changing several things at a time, but hey, whatever works, I gotta pay off this Guru thing, next....

  4. #4
    Senior Member DannoXYZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Saratoga, CA
    Posts
    11,507
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My wife says the extra 1cm really makes a difference too!

  5. #5
    Senior Member GeneO's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chicagoland
    My Bikes
    Felt F55X
    Posts
    726
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    My wife says the extra 1cm really makes a difference too!
    OK, I will be nice and not try to guess what % that is LOL
    2012 Felt F55X

  6. #6
    Senior Member GeneO's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chicagoland
    My Bikes
    Felt F55X
    Posts
    726
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wheelreason View Post
    Sometimes its the mere act of changing that causes the perceived improvement. Keeping track of where you started, and being able to go back is important. Also I'm not a fan of changing several things at a time, but hey, whatever works, I gotta pay off this Guru thing, next....
    Yeah. But not suggestion here. It really did make a big difference. I know where you are coming from though - I try and change one thing at a time and my bike has rules along the seatpost and rails. So there I can easily go back.

    Cheers
    2012 Felt F55X

  7. #7
    Senior Member Lenton58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sendai, Japan
    My Bikes
    Vitus 979, Simplon 4-Star (Romani), Woodrup Giro, Gazelle AB
    Posts
    1,487
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I cm can mean a lot for me. I can spend a large part of an evening moving stuff around — carrying Allen wrenches in my teeth and riding up and down my block. Sometimes I think even .50 cm makes a difference, but some people might think I'm weird for thinking so. Well maybe I am, but then maybe they are not 65 years old yet.
    Me: I've learned a lot about cycling by my mistakes, and I can repeat them perfectly! My Bikes: Vitus-979, Simplon-4-Star, Gazelle-AB, Woodrup

  8. #8
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    360
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    My wife says the extra 1cm really makes a difference too!
    You must not have been "clipped" as a youngster!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •