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Old 01-30-04, 01:28 PM   #1
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A small intro, cause i'm new

Hi everyone. My name is josh. I am currently living in the Netherlands. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Beginning in April, i will be travelling by bike through Europe for 5 months (All West and some East). So i thought, what better way to gather information, than to join a discussion board concerning the like. So here i am. The reason for my travels is to collect information for a touring agency i am starting in 2005. Taking college students around Europe 10 times a year for two week intervals. That's my situation in a nutshell. Sure i'll be discussing this and that in the near future. Here's a question in the meanwhile. How high should your seat be when riding? At the pedals lowest point how straight (or bent) should the leg be?
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Old 01-30-04, 02:06 PM   #2
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How high should your seat be when riding? At the pedals lowest point how straight (or bent) should the leg be?
Common wisdom is to set (as a starting point) the height of the seat so that your fully outstretched heal just hits the pedal at its (the pedal's) lowest point . Then adjust slightly from there. You want to maximize leg extension while never getting to the point at which your hips rock.
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Old 02-18-04, 07:32 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome....

Brillig is spot on with his saddle height adjustment.

If you want cycle set up information try the Sheldon Brown or the Peter White Web sites for starters...
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Welcome. passed through Almere a few years ago. As I recall there were some innovative house designs there.

If you need any help dragging college students through Europe, I'll happily give up my job and move to the Netherlands
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