||06-30-11 08:14 AM
Originally Posted by Skribb
I had been playing with the seat angle since the saddle was ruthlessly antagonizing my giblets and was testing out a slight angle downward. I probably just need a better saddle since it seems most reviewers all agree the saddle is painful.
Fair enough. When I get a chance maybe I'll edit the post and append some drive side images.
Since the green bar tape makes the bike look glorious, I'm unsure which part you feel "makes no sense".
Is this really necessary considering it will primarily be a commuting bike and I'm looking for a more upright riding position? The seating position to bar height (excluding the recent tinkering with seat angle) represents the setup I've found most comfortable. Is this not what I should use to dictate the setup?
I'm not sure I understand this comment in conjunction with the statement "Most manufacturers have a max spacer limit due to the stresses too many spacers put on the fork steerer."
The number of spacers on the stem was set by Scott. Are you saying that in this instance, Scott put more spacers on than they had engineered the stem to handle? Other than increased drag and apparently being uncool, is there a reason to remove the spacers provided it's safe to use them? I ask because the bike is primarily going to be a commuting bike and I'd like to maintain the more upright riding position if I can help it.
This isn't a hot or not commuter thread. ;) You don't get any slack because it is a commuter. And hey, it's just my opinion - you're the one who has to ride it so go with what you like.
The spacer thing could be a safety issue though. Manufacturers send bikes out with uncut forks so the owner can have it cut appropriately when they are fitted on the bike. To be clear, we are talking about the spacers under the stem, not anything on the stem itself. You might want to check with Scott, but most manufacturers say not to have more than 1.5 inches of spacers stacked underneath the stem for safety's sake.