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Fitting Your Bike Are you confused about how you should fit a bike to your particular body dimensions? Have you been reading, found the terms Merxx or French Fit, and don’t know what you need? Every style of riding is different- in how you fit the bike to you, and the sizing of the bike itself. It’s more than just measuring your height, reach and inseam. With the help of Bike Fitting, you’ll be able to find the right fit for your frame size, style of riding, and your particular dimensions. Here ya’ go…..the location for everything fit related.

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Old 05-23-14, 05:10 AM   #1
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Can't afford a fitting...what can I do?

Doing some research into possible causes for more pressure on one sit bone more than the other (left side in my case), it is suggested to go get a professional fitting.

While I'd love to do that, I'm just a poor retired GI and simply can't afford it.

Any suggestions on what I can do on my own to get some relief?

Thanks!
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Doing some research into possible causes for more pressure on one sit bone more than the other (left side in my case), it is suggested to go get a professional fitting.

While I'd love to do that, I'm just a poor retired GI and simply can't afford it.

Any suggestions on what I can do on my own to get some relief?

Thanks!
If you have a difference in leg length, sometimes it's recommended to set saddle height for the longer leg and shim up the pedal or shoe on the shorter. Another idea (from the Selle Anatomica fitting guidelines) is to rotate the saddle so the nose goes toward the side with the excess pressure. If you do this, just move the nose 1/16" at a time. And keep the saddle height exactly the same as before the adjustment.

Retired GI (I'm not)? you're probably about my age. PM if you'd like to talk some more.
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