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  1. Thread: Saddle Comfort

    by Doc V
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    You should record all the measurements as they...

    You should record all the measurements as they are and mark them on the bike. Then flip your stem to the positive angle if it is already on the negative. Otherwise you could try a shorter stem,...
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    It sounds like you to do some high intensity...

    It sounds like you to do some high intensity interval training. Try a 45-60 minutes spin class 2-3x per week and ride on weekends or you could try the following the training program by Chris...
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    Are you stretching adequately? The seat combined...

    Are you stretching adequately? The seat combined with tight hamstrings could be an issue.
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    I believe that stems are measured from the center...

    I believe that stems are measured from the center point of the fork tube to the center point of the handlebar clamp.
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    Could be the high and low limit screws are set...

    Could be the high and low limit screws are set such that they do not allow the rear derailleur to shift to those gears. It could also be that they chain is too short, but I would expect that it could...
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    If it is the fabric type, then wet it with water...

    If it is the fabric type, then wet it with water prior to putting it on.
  7. I am 5ft 6in (167.6cm) and ride a 52cm effective...

    I am 5ft 6in (167.6cm) and ride a 52cm effective top tube frame. The Competitive Cyclist website calcs say I should ride a 53-54cm effective top tube, but I am disproportionately long in the legs...
  8. Thread: Stem too long..

    by Doc V
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    So long as your seat height and setback are set...

    So long as your seat height and setback are set correctly, then I would say you probably need shorten the stem by 20mm. One way to try this out before buying a new stem is get the stem used from a...
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    I like the Timbuk2 XL saddle bag. It works great...

    I like the Timbuk2 XL saddle bag. It works great because it fits a tube, 2 tire levers, Crankbrothers multi-19 tool, stick-on patches, keys and my LG Optimus G phone with a little room to spare; all...
  10. Thread: Seeing behind me

    by Doc V
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    I really like the Bike-Eye mirror. It mounts to...

    I really like the Bike-Eye mirror. It mounts to the frame and is very stable. The new wider version allows you to see more to the left of you.
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    From your dimensions it looks like your inseam is...

    From your dimensions it looks like your inseam is roughly 50% your height. My inseam:height is 49% so I know somewhat how you feel. The key for me was to buy the bike by sizing it according to the...
  12. Thread: Sore lower back

    by Doc V
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    Could you please post a picture of you on the...

    Could you please post a picture of you on the bike with your legs in the 3 and 9 o'clock position? Please wear cycling shorts so that we can view the position of your knee. It may be that your seat...
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    A good start would be to get a rough sizing range...

    A good start would be to get a rough sizing range from Fit Calculator at Road & Mountain Bikes | Apparel, Accessories & Parts | Competitive Cyclist. I agree a 54cm sounds a bit large for your height,...
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    How nice for you. I wasn't bragging just stating...

    How nice for you. I wasn't bragging just stating how many times I would have had a chance to have any issues.
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    I have yet to see those problems. I received my...

    I have yet to see those problems. I received my unit in December 2013 and have used it 30 times since then.
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    Bike-eye cycling mirror. Makes looking behind you...

    Bike-eye cycling mirror. Makes looking behind you prior to moving out into traffic easy.
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    Cateye Stealth 50, for just over $200 you can get...

    Cateye Stealth 50, for just over $200 you can get the integrated speed/cadence sensor and heart rate strap. The Stealth 50 has GPS and monitors speed/cadence/heart rate/power with the appropriate...
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    A 53cm frame for someone who is 5'10" seems a bit...

    A 53cm frame for someone who is 5'10" seems a bit small, but it could be right if your legs are longer than average for your height. Do you happen to know your biking inseam length? The average male...
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    Cycleops SuperMagneto Pro trainer

    Cycleops SuperMagneto Pro trainer
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    Your measurements of her KOPS and total leg...

    Your measurements of her KOPS and total leg length suggest she has a right femur that is longer than the left, but interestingly her tibia is longer on the left to compensate for this. This may cause...
  21. Spin classes at the YMCA but I am looking to get...

    Spin classes at the YMCA but I am looking to get a Cycleops Super Magneto Pro to supplement the times I cannot make class. I like that the pro allows road riding as well as steep hills all in one...
  22. R&B Cyclery is on the northern edge of Franklin,...

    R&B Cyclery is on the northern edge of Franklin, maybe even in the edge of Brentwood, and they also have group rides. Then there are the charity and larger group rides such as Bike Ride Across...
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    Personally I think Peter White...

    Personally I think Peter White (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm) has some of the best fit information. In this order I like to establish fit that is after taking a warm up ride for 15-20...
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    Your torso/height proportions are almost average...

    Your torso/height proportions are almost average at 82/179*100= 45.8% and the average male is 46.5-47.5% so frame sizing should work for you. By these numbers it appears you are slightly long in the...
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    Being an all leg guy, I found fitting the top...

    Being an all leg guy, I found fitting the top tube to my short torso a better option than trying to go with a short stem. The frame I chose has a longer head tube so that my drop is not excessive and...
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