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Are full fits really worth $250?

Old 06-05-11, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
"I think you should pay for the most expensive fit you can get so your friends will think you are cool and you will look great on your bike... [more sarcasm and tongue in cheek garbage]." - Six jours
No, he was actually saying that an expensive fit might not be the way to fix your problem. (Yes, it was a bit long winded.)


Originally Posted by Vicelord
Ever heard the expression you hate things in others that you see in yourself?

thank you again for your assistance.
All that I'm saying is that you have more control over how these threads go than you realize. You don't have complete control but "demanding" that other people change their behavior is not likely to be useful at all.

Originally Posted by Vicelord
It's still completely unclear to me if I should go through with the fit or not, but thank you nonetheless.
What I would do is talk to your LBS for suggestions. I would also talk to a fitter about your problem and see what they say. I would not expect that a fitter will necessarily be able to fix your problem. Most cyclists manage quite fine without a fitting but there might be some value to getting a fit anyway.

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Old 06-05-11, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
It's still completely unclear to me if I should go through with the fit or not, but thank you nonetheless.
ok, seriously, if you're in a lot of turmoil, the $250 might be worth something for peace of mind if nothing else.

My fitter made very few changes to my fit, but at least I feel confident about the fit. I had been playing around with it, and kept thinking "is my fit causing this ache? could I be making more power? could I be more aero?" The fit I had made myself was pretty darn close, but my brain wasn't trusting it.
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Originally Posted by njkayaker
No, he was actually saying that an expensive fit might not be the way to fix your problem. (Yes, it was a bit long winded.)
right, he could have just said that without all the fluff. Thats what set me off in the first place.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
ok, seriously, if you're in a lot of turmoil, the $250 might be worth something for peace of mind if nothing else.

My fitter made very few changes to my fit, but at least I feel confident about the fit. I had been playing around with it, and kept thinking "is my fit causing this ache? could I be making more power? could I be more aero?" The fit I had made myself was pretty darn close, but my brain wasn't trusting it.
I see. I know you've been supportive of it throught this whole thread, and appreciate that. Others have been unsupportive, vaguely erring from one side to the other, or in the same boat I'm in.

The thing is I simply don't have the patience to make a change, ride, make a change, ride, make a change... well you get the idea. I also am not made of money either.

My appointment is wednesday so if I go through with it, I will post back here what the results were so people in the same boat as me in the future can hopefully review the thread, wade through the crap, and get some useful information.
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Is your primary reason for wanting the fit because of the numb toes?
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Old 06-05-11, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
right, he could have just said that without all the fluff.
(It was actually somewhat amusing if one had the patience to wade through it.)

Originally Posted by Vicelord
Thats what set me off in the first place.
No, you let it set you off (that is, it was your choice). (It takes time to sort out the styles of people in an established forum.)
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
Is your primary reason for wanting the fit because of the numb toes?
Primarily I want it for the peace of mind that I am riding the right setup, and the thing that pushes me over the dont want/do want line is the toes.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
Primarily I want it for the peace of mind that I am riding the right setup, and the thing that pushes me over the dont want/do want line is the toes.
You're in the same boat I was. Give me a second, I'll put up a before/after video of my fit.
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Originally Posted by njkayaker
(It was actually somewhat amusing if one had the patience to wade through it.)

I wasn't really amused, I was just thinking answer the ****ing question already.
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Just a friendly observation: everytime njkayaker responds to vicelords' posts he keeps trying to advice and help vicelord. Maybe Njkayaker is truly trying to help and is really a nice guy, just the way he posts in this forum may be misinterpreted by some...

Just trying to ease the tension...
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I took all the text from this thread and some from a google search, and analyzed it. The results clearly show that it is worth it!!
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hard to tell the difference with that pic and the video, but your posture seems a little better on the after.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
hard to tell the difference with that pic and the video, but your posture seems a little better on the after.
That fit is impeccable; more proof of worth.
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Originally Posted by bostongarden
That fit is impeccable; more proof of worth.
woo hoo!
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
I deleted the freeway thread due to the fact that it simply turned into a mud slinging contest and everyone was, simply put, trying to correct me and tell me what to do as if I'd been born yesterday.

The bottom line is that if someone has a question, you should answer it if you know the answer. If your reply is some sarcastic tongue-in-cheek response, it's probably best left unsaid, due in part to the fact that on the internet one cannot tell your tone, the way in which you'd like something intrepreted, etc.

This thread is heading down the same road, partly because some of the more experienced riders here like to treat beginners like they are asking stupid questions all the time, and partly because I won't tolerate anyone internet or real life, speaking down to me. How would you guys like it if you thought you asked a legitimate question when you were starting out, and some guy who knew it all treated you like you knew nothing? If someone is having trouble with somehing, and you know the answer, it won't kill you to be kind and give them a helpful answer and help guide them the way you think they need to be guided (in a friendly and helpful manner.) If you feel you can't do this, the answer is simple; don't ****ing post!
I used to work with an alcoholic brain surgeon (no joke). One day he was telling me about his marital woes, married 4 times, all his wives also alcoholic or addicted. An intern with me looked at this surgeon and said " Gee Dr. Smith, do you think the problem could be you".
Food for thought Vicey, food for thought.
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Originally Posted by Six jours
So much for my "Short man syndrome" theory.
I am taking bets if Vicelord ever reaches 1000 posts before being banned. Any takers- 2:1 odds
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Originally Posted by Six jours
So much for my "Short man syndrome" theory.
Not sure about that. 5'10" is pretty short nowadays.
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Is there anything useful still going on here? Can we put an end to this bickering?
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Is there anything useful still going on here? Can we put an end to this bickering?
We determined I am short. I feel that is important.
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Originally Posted by Vicelord
We determined I am short. I feel that is important.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
ok, seriously, if you're in a lot of turmoil, the $250 might be worth something for peace of mind if nothing else.
Can you imagine the turmoil if the problem persists after spending 250?
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