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Old 08-01-12, 05:42 PM   #51
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Pics were good....just get a longer stem.
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Old 08-01-12, 05:46 PM   #52
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You can't judge his saddle fore aft just from hopping on the bit in 3 seconds and taking a pic. He needs to get on a trainer and spin for a bit like he would ride normally, and then grab his foot and measure from there. But just from looking, I would bet hit feet dont sit that deep in the straps. I am the kind of person that needs a formula for everything, so set my straps so the widest part of my shoe is aligned with pedal spindle. Seems to work for me.

Either way, saddle fore aft is totally personal and based on what you will be doing on the bike. And there are so many theories. KOPS is hogwash and a starting point at best. I think I was reading on sheldon brown site that fore aft should be set based on out of the saddle position.

I think your position is fine (if you are comfortable riding). The more you ride and the stronger and more flexible you get, the more you will want a more aggressive position. Nobody can judge what you look like over the internet. Stretch and work on your core daily.
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I'm going to mostly echo the sentiment that as you ride more, your fitment needs will change. I will also say that if you force yourself into a position that's a little more aero, and a little less comfortable, you will become a stronger rider and it will eventually start to feel natural. It's going to take time, but you will eventually find your form. You will probably need a new frame and a whole gaggle of stems along the way.
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That bike setup is stupid.

Why use bullhorns that have so much drop along with such a positive rise stem if the bars are going to end up at the same height as the saddle?
Hahaha, this is exactly what I thought.

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Honestly, LL, if you are happy with the advice you got from the LBS, and you are happy with your fit, then by all means, continue riding the bike as it is.

However, you keep asking us for advice about adjusting your fit in weird ways like getting a new fork and steerer tube, which sounds like
1) Your bike does not fit you well
2) You are not happy with the current fit

1 and 2 are obviously related.

So before you dismiss people for trying to help you because you asked for help, you really ought to figure out what it is you actually want.

This is independent of whether the advice you received is good or bad.

Stop spending all day posting, and take some time away from bikeforms. Really think about it: are you genuinely happy with how your bike fits now?
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The banana has spoken.
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Thank you; new sig.
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Sheesh again.
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