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Old 04-02-12, 06:47 PM
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Bike Fitting in Seattle

So I've been thinking I should get a proper bike fit in preparation for the STP this year and have been doing some research, the names that come up most often are
Cycle U
Erik Moen, Bike PT
Paul Swift, bikefit.com

My normal bike shop is montlake bike shop, but I haven't heard any reviews about their fitting. I'm looking for a pretty basic fit I think, seat, stem, cleats etc. Does anyone have any recent experience with any of the fitters in the area?
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Old 04-02-12, 09:43 PM
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Check out R&E Cycles, I just had a bike fit done there by smiley and it was by far the best experiance I have had with a bike fitting, they spent alot of time getting it perfect.

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5627 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
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Old 04-03-12, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by v.t. View Post
Check out R&E Cycles, I just had a bike fit done there by smiley and it was by far the best experiance I have had with a bike fitting, they spent alot of time getting it perfect.

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+1 for R&E
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Old 04-03-12, 09:51 PM
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I strongly suggest you learn to do it yourself. You have plenty of time before the STP to get it right.

Given the right information on how to approach it and a few basic tools, nobody will be able to fit your bike to you better than you can. It just takes some experimenting and knowing how to balance the various fitting aspects. The article in the link below is very good, and dispels some of the myths you will hear at some shops. Assuming whoever sold you the bike got you in the ballpark with the basic frame size and handlebar width, the only thing the shops have that you may not have is various size stems. Once you do the first steps, you will be able to tell if you need a different stem. I bought some different stem sizes on Craigslist when they came up cheap, and I have been helping my wife and our friends fit their own bike ever since.

Even if you decide not to do it yourself, read the article before you go to a shop for a fitting. It will allow you to tell if you are dealing with someone who really knows their stuff versus a hack.

Good luck.

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm
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I can recommend Erik Moen. I had a bike fitting with him at Corpore Sano last year and it was a great experience. Any discomfort I had on the bike before hasn't reoccurred.
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+1 for Erik Moen! Ryan (who works for Erik) did my bike fit a couple months back and I've been very happy with the results! Call Veloce Velo to setup an in-shop bike fit https://www.velocevelo.com/our-services/custom-fit/

I do need to admit that I ride with Erik (at the bi-weekly Veloce Velo shop rides which are great fun!) on a regular basis so yeah I'm biased. But I'm also very pleased with the results!
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Hi guys, i have a question regarding to build up a bike. i am about to build my own fixed gear bike(this gonna be my first bike in here) but i was wondering, do i have to put handbrakes on it? Because, in my home country we never use that. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by rexyray View Post
Hi guys, i have a question regarding to build up a bike. i am about to build my own fixed gear bike(this gonna be my first bike in here) but i was wondering, do i have to put handbrakes on it? Because, in my home country we never use that. Thanks.
The SSFG forum's what you want. Here's an old but thorough discussion:
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ixed-gear-Bike

Also, a lot of places have laws requiring at least one brake so might want to check that out. Fixed or not I rock two brakes so it's a moot point for me.
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"bike sport' offers a "casual' fit for $75, takes less than an hour I was told...never tried it but a friend told me she thought it was worthwhile. www.bikesportNW.com

Ask for Jim Wiker
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Originally Posted by Wendell F View Post
The SSFG forum's what you want. Here's an old but thorough discussion:
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ixed-gear-Bike

Also, a lot of places have laws requiring at least one brake so might want to check that out. Fixed or not I rock two brakes so it's a moot point for me.
Cool. Thanks bro. it's really help me out about my problem. Good preference
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