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At a bike shop or online, by a pro
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Through trial and error I did it myself
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Still working on it
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Bike fitting? what's that?
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How did you get your bike fitted?

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Old 05-25-09, 04:45 PM
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How did you get your bike fitted??
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Old 05-25-09, 04:56 PM
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I read books (and later online documents, when the internet came available) about bicycle fitting and went through the processes they suggested.

You can find books about cycling in your local library and bookstores.

You can find online documents about fitting here:
http://www.cyclemetrics.com/Pages/Fi..._fit_links.htm

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"At a bike shop or online, by a pro"

How does one get a pro fitting online? Pics?
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The guy who sold me my bike said it looked good and asked me if it felt like it fit. I really didn't know but it felt pretty good test riding it. Now I know it doesn't fit and I am making adjustments.
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You left out "I posted my height and pants inseam on BF and let the peanut gallery decide."
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I spent some time with a fitter over a couple of weeks (ok, it was an hour visit, followed by several days of riding, then another hour, repeat until done). We moved a bunch of things around, changed out some parts, and in the end, I'm really happy on my bike. It was well worth the time and money.
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The first choice should be three

• Online fit calculator

• My "fitting" consisted of a test ride

• A professional fitter took many measurements and suggested not only a frame size but all the components that matter
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Since my shop is not the greatest with fitting (they don't have a pro fitter), I'm on my own.
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad View Post
"At a bike shop or online, by a pro"

How does one get a pro fitting online? Pics?
My apologies...bad syntax...meant by that either a pro in person or an online fitting calculator.
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i have my level II coaching and partially completed my level III. part of the in-class course was being able to teach athletes the techniques required to refine their own fit. i apply what i learned to my own fitting as well.
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Originally Posted by bigtea View Post
My apologies...bad syntax...meant by that either a pro in person or an online fitting calculator.
Difference here is huge. I'd put "online fit calculator" closer to the trial and error DIY catagory than the in-shop with a Pro fitting. But that's just me.

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Pro fit + test riding multiple bikes. Didn't pay a cent for it either.
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Originally Posted by roy5000x2 View Post
Pro fit + test riding multiple bikes. Didn't pay a cent for it either.
so you went to a shop, had them fit you, test rode some bikes, and then didn't buy anything?
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I bought a 60cm ST c-c traditional geometry bike on ebay and it was too big.

I bought a 54cm ST c-c traditional geometry bike on ebay and it was too small.

I bought a 54cm virtual TT compact sloping frame bike on ebay and it was too small.

I bought a 56 cm virtual TT compact sloping frame bike on ebay and it was perfect.

I got fitted by trial and error
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Old 05-25-09, 08:36 PM
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markwebb: you Da Man!!

These are my guides:

How to Fit a Bicycle

Bike Fit: Fit, Sizing, Position

They've helped me immeasurably; perhaps they'll help you, too.
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