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Old 11-30-08, 08:46 PM
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Critique my position.

I think it's pretty good- I'm comfortable enough. Check it.

EDIT: Updated pics below

...And the bike. I've since put on a stem with more drop, but I doubt I'll go lower than that.



Oh, BTW I need to add the obligatory "the quality of these pics suck."

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-30-08, 08:58 PM
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Pablo, without a side shot with you on the bike, it's tough to give any useful critique. Bike looks very nice though.
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Old 11-30-08, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ninjaman View Post
Pablo, without a side shot with you on the bike, it's tough to give any useful critique. Bike looks very nice though.
I though that might be the case. :-P
I'll try to get a better pic up soon.
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Old 11-30-08, 09:13 PM
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off topic: thats a slick ass bike
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Old 11-30-08, 09:14 PM
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The angle of your chest strap appears a bit off. Might want to look into that.
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Old 11-30-08, 09:17 PM
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what kind of bike is that?
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You should shave... But nice bike
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Old 11-30-08, 09:32 PM
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We need a side shot P.
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Old 11-30-08, 09:33 PM
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Here we go. Better?


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Old 11-30-08, 10:11 PM
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I'm thinking lower your saddle and get a longer stem.
What size is that stem, btw?
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Old 11-30-08, 10:18 PM
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Stem is a 90.
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I have a Gotham jersey. Damned thing is way too big for me. I bought it 53 lbs ago.
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your knees are ashy...get some lotion.
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Originally Posted by Pablo. View Post
Stem is a 90.
If you're planning on racing and want to get "aero," I'd suggest at least an 11cm stem.
But then again, i really prefer a long stem. try out different sizes once you get your
fore-aft postion settled.
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Old 11-30-08, 11:25 PM
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Actually the saddle looks pretty good... maybe a touch low... but you don't want too much leg extension if you're going to have a smooth powerful stroke all the way around. Even stem length looks good when you're in the drops.

Have you had comfort problems?
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What are you 12 years old? Do your parents know you exchange Internet messages with a deranged 50 year old who lives on a hilltop in cow-tipping country? Will you get depressed when guys 2-3x your age pwn you on the Nyack Ride?
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Old 11-30-08, 11:33 PM
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Take a picture with your right crankarm at the bottom of the stroke in line with the seat tube.
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Old 11-30-08, 11:51 PM
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What kind of bike is that, pretty please ?
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Pablo, I reckon your position is great. You could possibly ride a slightly longer stem with the bars you are using, but otherwise you look fine.

The only thing I'd comment on is the bars. You aren't a big guy and I reckon they are a touch deep for you. I recommend shallower bars like Deda 215 shallows, with a longer stem of around 110-120 to compensate for the difference in reach. That way you'll get a bit lower when riding on the tops and the brake hoods and will be able to reach the levers from the drops better. You'll also be able to take out a few spacers. I'm guessing you still have a bit of growing to do. Don't worry too much about it if $$$ are an issue, because your position in the drops looks fine.
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Click here to see a video clip of a guy who I think has one of the best positions
on the bike that I've ever seen. Note the long stem and the lower saddle position.
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Originally Posted by Cat4Lifer View Post
Click here to see a video clip of a guy who I think has one of the best positions
on the bike that I've ever seen. Note the long stem and the lower saddle position.
That's possibly one of the coolest cycling clips I've ever seen. The commentary was so much better back then!
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Originally Posted by kostyap View Post
What kind of bike is that, pretty please ?
Pedal Force
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Originally Posted by Cat4Lifer View Post
Click here to see a video clip of a guy who I think has one of the best positions
on the bike that I've ever seen. Note the long stem and the lower saddle position.
The story goes that when Raul Alcala joined PDM (who were recognised as one of the most professional teams in the late 80s/early 90s) they put his measurements through some gee-whiz for the time computerised fit-kit system to find his ideal frame geometry and set up. It came up identical to the set up he was already riding.
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Originally Posted by Cat4Lifer View Post
Click here to see a video clip of a guy who I think has one of the best positions
on the bike that I've ever seen. Note the long stem and the lower saddle position.
OP _could_ use a slight longer stem but it's not so far off now.

The background music in the clip seemed to create tension and excitement more so than the stuff in today's coverage.
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