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Recommendation for Portland bike fitting?

Old 07-04-06, 01:58 PM
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Recommendation for Portland bike fitting?

I am looking for some recommendations for bike fitters in the Portland, Oregon area. Recently, at about 20 miles into a ride, I have been having some knee pain that lasts the rest of the ride. The pain is primarily on the inside of my left knee. I'm hoping that it is just a bike fit issue and nothing more serious.

Also, I also have a bike commute that is about 12 miles each way. Would I have to schedule a separate fitting for my commuter bike? Or, could I just use what I learn from the first fitting to set up the second bike?

Thanks for any help!
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i was fitted by michael sylvester at Bike Gallery. He no longer works there, but is at:
https://www.bicyclefittingservices.com/index.html and comes highly recommended.

veloce bikes has a great fitter as well.
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Old 07-04-06, 02:36 PM
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I'm getting fitted a the beaverton ike gallery this friday. I'll post here how it goes.
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I was fitted with the "cyborg machine" at Veloce. It was very quick and easy. A laser measures your body and based on what type of riding you do it gives very accurate numbers for your bike and body. You're send away with a printout for future use! Demetri did a great job. Veloce is a great alternative to the big shops, especially if you're in the Hawthorne area.

https://www.velocebicycles.com/pages/fitting.htm
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I second Veloce. The important part is Demetri using the numbers as a starting point. He uses these with watching you ride and your needs and condition. I have 2 bikes from Veloce and am very happy with both bikes and the fit.
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How about Lakeside Bicycles in Lake Oswego.
They carry a lot of brands including look, Specialized, Bianchi, Pinarello, Litespeed, Cannondale,Lemond.
I know they told me they did fitting.I don't know if they do it without purchasing a bike though.
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I got the cleat fit at the downtown bike gallery and that definitely fixed the knee pain I had been having. Not sure what they do for the complete bike fit, but for fifty bucks they aligned my cleats, adjusted my seat height, and did the fore and aft saddle fit. Everything was dialed in after that. Forgot her name but the woman I worked with was great. Glasses, kind of a blondish bob/pixie cut. Not sure if that helps.
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Old 07-05-06, 10:29 PM
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Thanks for the input! I've got an appointment with Dmitri on Tuesday. I'm really looking forward to it.
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Michael Sylvester is considered one of the best in the country....
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