Alright so I've been fiddling around with this for a week now and can't quite figure it out. All the alignments are correct; my leg is extended as it should be at the bottom of the stroke; when horizontal my knee is directly over the spindle of the front pedal.
I am having a problem with fore/aft positioning. I feel like the saddle needs to be back "towards the rear" another half inch to an inch, however the bolt of my seat post interferes with the leather on the bottom of the saddle. This seatpost is a bit better than the other one.
I guess it doesn't really matter if the bolt presses on that leather, but it makes the leather "push out" on the sides of saddle… and it looks "lumpy." It is not an expensive saddle, got it for $60 shipped, and it actually is pretty comfortable. It's branded "Alpha-One" and I think it's the same company that does the Gyes saddles. Do you think the seatpost bolt pushing into the leather will deform, or damage the saddle over time? Other thoughts?