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Old 06-07-22, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
It's a great idea. It gives the user a chance to see firsthand failure modes in compromised alloys subjected to cantilever bending. (But he really should spend his time riding looking between his legs to be sure he doesn't miss the key moment. And with the money he saves on a new post, he can invest in a bridge I'm proposing. Based on the breakthrough Tacoma Narrows design.)
You're on to something here. Larry's seatpost probably sways the same way!


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Old 06-07-22, 12:53 PM
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It is hard to imagine riding a 47 cm frame when 58-62 cm frames are your normal size. I am 6' tall and ride a 57-58 cm frames. When I test "ride" my wife's daughters' bikes (42, 47, 50 cm) after maintenance sessions, it is pretty obvious that this is a really poor fit for me. I also know that there is no way I can set up any of those bikes to even come close to fitting me. My wife's 47 cm custom built frame is made to fit a 5'3" person.

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Old 06-07-22, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
It is hard to imagine riding a 47 cm frame when a 58-62 cm frames are your normal size. I am 6' tall and ride a 57-58 cm frames. When I test "ride" my wife's daughters' bikes (42, 47, 50 cm) after maintenance sessions, it is pretty obvious that this is a really poor fit for me. I also know that there is no way I can set up any of those bike to even come close to fitting me. My wife's 47 cm custom built frame is made to fit a 5'3" person.
And just think, your feet will hit the front wheel when turning...
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Old 06-07-22, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by phughes View Post
And just think, your feet will hit the front wheel when turning...
i think the OP has a thread on toe overlap as well.
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Old 06-07-22, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
i think the OP has a thread on toe overlap as well.
Hence my comment.
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Old 06-07-22, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Jesus, Dude! You can get a seatpost the right length for under $30! Get an actual seatpost, fer chrissakes!

EDIT: It doesn't matter how long the seapost is overall if there's not enough of it under the clamp. In fact, the MORE of it above the clamp, the worse the problem!
I think im just gonna go to Gebhard and ask his opinion, I don't like bugging him for bs but he owes me anyways because I brought him lunch some time ago.
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Old 06-07-22, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
The lady helping me was insisting that my seat was too high, its over the maximum line by over an inch. The seatpost is very long and there is plenty to clamp on to, but she claimed that the lever arm could crack the frame. I haven't ever heard of an aluminum frame cracking from this, and she is very conservative/safety oriented. Always telling me that my wheel is too out of true or something or other. Have you ever heard of a metal frame cracking from this?
...pish posh, Larry. She's just an old worry wart. Look at this guy:

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Old 06-07-22, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...pish posh, Larry. She's just an old worry wart. Look at this guy:

Ive had to ride a bike that was broken enough to be a dandy horse, it was not pleasant. Would not do it again
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
Take the post out and learn to ride standing. It's the only way that makes sense for you with this frame.
...or get a lowrider seat post with some serious setback.

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Old 06-07-22, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Ive had to ride a bike that was broken enough to be a dandy horse, it was not pleasant. Would not do it again
...you mentioned something about pulling this one out of your "deep storage". Is it remotely possible your deep storage has a larger frame in there somewhere ? I really worry that you're going to crash and injure yourself badly trying to make this one work. Once youi total up the deductibles you'll need to pay, for the facial reconstructive surgery, it turns out that it's economically unwise.

I knew a guy once, Kenny Feder, who was doing a multi-year residency in oral and maxillary reconstructive surgery. He was a pretty creative guy, and some of the stuff he did for people was amazing. But it was painful, and it took years to accomplish with many of his patients, requiring repeat surgeries and all sorts of wires and adjustable braces that looked like something out of the Spanish Inquisition.

I've crashed and burned plenty of times on a bike, but I try to avoid the obvious stuff that will contribute.
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Old 06-07-22, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...you mentioned something about pulling this one out of your "deep storage". Is it remotely possible your deep storage has a larger frame in there somewhere ?
I've crashed and burned plenty of times on a bike, but I try to avoid the obvious stuff that will contribute.
Do you know the website bleacher report? The cofounder of that website got bought out over a decade ago for 60 million because he is a degenerate drug addict, he used to live in the house im staying at and left a very nice bicycle in the basement about a year and a half ago. I haven't used it because we halfhazardly intend on selling it and buying stuff for the house, but I may start using it at some point. Its a 54. He's currently in some motel with a prostitute and has forgotten about it. I was using the tiny bike because it is significantly less valuable
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Old 06-08-22, 08:10 AM
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Sell them both and buy something that fits. Boom. Done and done.
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Old 06-08-22, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I did in another thread and people roasted me because I am fat without a shirt, haters... Honestly the seatpost isn't that high
Could someone provide a link to said picture?
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Do you know the website bleacher report? The cofounder of that website got bought out over a decade ago for 60 million because he is a degenerate drug addict, he used to live in the house im staying at and left a very nice bicycle in the basement about a year and a half ago. I haven't used it because we halfhazardly intend on selling it and buying stuff for the house, but I may start using it at some point. Its a 54. He's currently in some motel with a prostitute and has forgotten about it. I was using the tiny bike because it is significantly less valuable
Hey, have you come across my passport, by any chance? I think I left it in a kitchen drawer.
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Old 06-08-22, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Could someone provide a link to said picture?
Look in this thread.
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Old 06-08-22, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I think im just gonna go to Gebhard and ask his opinion, I don't like bugging him for bs but he owes me anyways because I brought him lunch some time ago.
Gebhard's a responsible guy, plus as the owner of a bike shop, if he gave you advice that got you injured, he might be liable.

You're shopping for someone to tell you it's okay, rather than listening to everyone tell you it's not, complete with good explanations why. Maybe try taking the advice instead.
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Old 06-08-22, 11:25 AM
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Also dude, not only is your bike to small, your sandals are too small too. With your toes hanging over the end by that much, you're definitely going to lose one when you make a sharp turn with that kid of toe overlap on your wheels.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Gebhard's a responsible guy, plus as the owner of a bike shop, if he gave you advice that got you injured, he might be liable.

You're shopping for someone to tell you it's okay, rather than listening to everyone tell you it's not, complete with good explanations why. Maybe try taking the advice instead.
I'll see what he says, he sold me that single speed and the brakes hardly work so maybe I should try to get him to fix that too lol. That bike didn't belong in his shop
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I'll see what he says, he sold me that single speed and the brakes hardly work so maybe I should try to get him to fix that too lol. That bike didn't belong in his shop
...all the cool kids who ride a single speed, ride fixed gear. The brakes are just there in case a cop stops you. Put a track wheel on the back of that, and you're good to go. Even I ride fixed sometimes, and I'm older than dirt. This might be the ultimate answer to your bike maintenance problems. It's pretty difficult to break a fixed gear bike.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
oof. Found the pic. Makes my whole body hurt just to look at it.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
he is a degenerate drug addict, He's currently in some motel with a prostitute and has forgotten about it. e

Hell yes !


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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I have a hacksaw, many old seatposts, and a master welder who is my mentor at work. Could easily make my seatpost longer if need be, ill try to get a picture once I fix my phone and find a metric allen key to change the seat height. This post is pretty long as is, the rando who helped me raise my seat happened to do bike fits in the past, and he didn't see anything wrong with this setup (he commented on how long the seatpost was for being such a small bike.)
Instead of just buying a new seatpost, you are going to cobble together 2 seaposts and weld the aluminum together?
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
I did in another thread and people roasted me because I am fat without a shirt, haters... Honestly the seatpost isn't that high
That bike has a triple. Is that the 'tripple' you forgot you have on your only road bike?
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
That bike has a triple. Is that the 'tripple' you forgot you have on your only road bike?

I believe it's spelled "trippple".
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Old 06-08-22, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...all the cool kids who ride a single speed, ride fixed gear. The brakes are just there in case a cop stops you. Put a track wheel on the back of that, and you're good to go. Even I ride fixed sometimes, and I'm older than dirt. This might be the ultimate answer to your bike maintenance problems. It's pretty difficult to break a fixed gear bike.
Yeah I plan on riding fixed, have been putting it off because i'm still recovering from a broken neck/surgury to take out a verbetrae. Once im a year out from surgery i'll get a track bike, I know ill crash a few times trying to learn
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