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05-06-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By aniki

There are none. There isn't even a huge choice...

There are none. There isn't even a huge choice for 31.8 but they do exist. I used to use the Ridea CNC lever which is just about the nicest money can buy. Eventually I ditched that style of lever...
04-25-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By aniki

Sugino 75 yes, one of the best in existence. I...

Sugino 75 yes, one of the best in existence. I use the 75 DD2 on two of my bikes. Miche cranks are made of cheese.
If you have the Campag BB then it would certainly make sense to get a Campag Pista...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By aniki

Zipp Service Course SL88 should be close...

Zipp Service Course SL88 should be close...
03-25-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,589
Posted By aniki

In a word, yes; because in the right position my...

In a word, yes; because in the right position my saddle is only taking some of the weight; some of the time. A lot goes through my pedals and I can support a fair amount with my hands / shoulders but...
03-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,589
Posted By aniki

Bottom line; if you’re happy with the bike you...

Bottom line; if you’re happy with the bike you have and you can ride it as far as you need to without discomfort, stick with what you have.
03-25-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,589
Posted By aniki

The bottom bracket design has absolutely no...

The bottom bracket design has absolutely no influence whatsoever on smooth cadence; it's all in your mind.
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In the photo of your static position you're rotating your pelvis forward and leaning...
03-25-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,589
Posted By aniki

+1

+1
03-23-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By aniki

Your searching for absolutes but the point is...

Your searching for absolutes but the point is that there isn't a one 'optimum' solution for everyone; just the experience of certain things working better than others. Ultimately it's as much to do...
03-23-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By aniki

There's nothing wrong with this at all but a...

There's nothing wrong with this at all but a couple of things to note. If you favour the midfoot position, you should lower your saddle or you will be over-reaching. Unless you have stiff soled...
03-23-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By aniki

To be fair, without knowing the internal width of...

To be fair, without knowing the internal width of the rim it's kind of difficult recommending tyre widths.
A 25 on a narrow 14mm (internal) rim will measure about 25 depending on the brand but the...
03-21-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,350
Posted By aniki

I say go for it; if you have the money then why...

I say go for it; if you have the money then why the hell not?
I have two of the exact same bike; both custom titanium; one has 28 spoke wheels the other has 32 spoke wheels and mudguards; otherwise...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,376
Posted By aniki

Anecdotally, those who pedal at a naturally low...

Anecdotally, those who pedal at a naturally low cadence will likely prefer a longer crank. Those who naturally pedal at a high cadence will prefer a shorter crank.
99% of the pro-peloton ride cranks...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,376
Posted By aniki

The 21.6% range is a BS formula perpetuated by a...

The 21.6% range is a BS formula perpetuated by a guy that just happens to sell longer cranks.
As ​​​rubiksoval states, the longer the crank, the closer your knees get to your chest (closed hip...
03-17-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,031
Posted By aniki

Disagree. Balance isn't necessarily 'saddle aft'...

Disagree. Balance isn't necessarily 'saddle aft' biased. Although it's fair to say that someone with a weak core and who puts low power through the pedals would probably need a much greater setback...
03-17-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By aniki

I didn't say that; stop misquoting me. I said...

I didn't say that; stop misquoting me. I said that fit ALWAYS starts with the feet; nothing to do with saddle position. FOOT ON PEDAL is first!
03-16-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By aniki

That's an excellent word and I think is really at...

That's an excellent word and I think is really at the crux of a lot of the problems with keyboard bike fitting.
As I've tried to point out in my responses to Moisture; regardless of precisely what...
03-16-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,031
Posted By aniki

Literally 9 hours before you posted this...

Literally 9 hours before you posted this nonsense, I told you this, on your thread...

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Seriously, stop writing, start reading!
03-15-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By aniki

Moisture I thought I'd give you the benefit...

Moisture

I thought I'd give you the benefit of the doubt and actually try to help you rather than just mocking your bad decisions; it seemed like for a moment you were actually possibly taking...
03-15-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By aniki

It depends on how you are deciding what is the...

It depends on how you are deciding what is the 'correct' length, this can be entirely subjective based on a persons preference. Top tube length is somewhat meaningless in this day and age as many...
03-15-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By aniki

Correct. And as I said, this is just a good...

Correct. And as I said, this is just a good starting point. If you pedal 'naturally' toe down the saddle will need to come up a bit. If you pedal heel down it will need to come down a bit.
Make...
03-15-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By aniki

It's your call but if the chain is 4 years old,...

It's your call but if the chain is 4 years old, lightly used or not I would replace it anyway.
03-14-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By aniki

The difference between the three is the number of...

The difference between the three is the number of teeth; one has 16, one has 17 and one has 18.
How old is your current chain? If it's fairly new you may well get away with it (although technically...
03-14-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By aniki

Stop worrying about flexing your calves and don't...

Stop worrying about flexing your calves and don't point your toes up or down. Just let your feet rest wherever they naturally want to be!
A smooth and efficient cadence comes from experience;...
03-14-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By aniki

If you have absolutely no idea where your saddle...

If you have absolutely no idea where your saddle height should be, this is generally accepted good starting point. You should not be able to actually pedal with your heels on the pedals; or at least...
03-13-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By aniki

To address your other points:- How are...

To address your other points:-



How are you determining baseline?
If you're using the conventional position of (and when I say conventional I mean 'generally conventional') ball of foot...
03-13-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,076
Posted By aniki

Surprisingly YES! many have indeed 'given this a...

Surprisingly YES! many have indeed 'given this a thought'; pretty much since the start of the 20th century billions of cyclists have been paying attention to their foot / pedal relationship.
You'll...
03-11-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,948
Posted By aniki

So you were 'pushing on the pedals with your...

So you were 'pushing on the pedals with your toes; seriously your damn TOES!!!' and you experienced knee pain (surprise, surprise!!) and you thought the problem was the crank length? What on earth...
03-10-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By aniki

Changing your stem for one which is 40 or 50mm...

Changing your stem for one which is 40 or 50mm longer will cause a significant change in handling. What we need to establish is whether it would be a good change or a bad one.
Regardless of your...
03-10-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By aniki

Just to add to some of the excellent points...

Just to add to some of the excellent points raised above;
I see you said that you tried with more saddle setback and a shorter stem but it didn't feel right. What didn't feel right about it?
I ask...
03-09-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,948
Posted By aniki

Slower cadence better for longer legs? How do you...

Slower cadence better for longer legs? How do you come up with this nonsense? Serious question; have you ever heard of a cyclist called Chris Froome?
And more muscle.... what he hell is that even...
03-09-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,948
Posted By aniki

Bang on the money there sir...

Bang on the money there sir...
03-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By aniki

ffs!

ffs!
02-05-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By aniki

This is Alf Engers; one of the fastest cyclists...

This is Alf Engers; one of the fastest cyclists ever. He rode this position for almost 20 years....
...
02-05-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By aniki

No it isn't. Stop stating your baseless opinions...

No it isn't. Stop stating your baseless opinions as fact.

Which is why when cyclists achieve correct fit and positioning, they are able to rotate their pelvis instead of bending their lower spine....
02-05-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By aniki

WRONG!! Again with the baseless nonsense. What...

WRONG!! Again with the baseless nonsense. What saddle? How long are the rails? What setback on the seat-post? What is the seat tube angle? How high is the bottom bracket? What length are the crank...
02-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,204
Posted By aniki

I think what we're seeing here is a large degree...

I think what we're seeing here is a large degree of self-justification but I don't really understand why. Why not just say hey! I'm totally new to this, please help me...
For example, Moist said...
02-03-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,204
Posted By aniki

Your golden nuggets of baseless nonsensical...

Your golden nuggets of baseless nonsensical 'advice' can be found in at least the following threads on this very page...
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02-01-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By aniki

Quite honestly, I really don't think you'd tell...

Quite honestly, I really don't think you'd tell the difference. Not trying to be rude but unless you're huge, strong and racing track sprints one crank will feel much like another. Even then, the...
02-01-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By aniki

It's likely not optimal but it's certainly not...

It's likely not optimal but it's certainly not impossible for a 56 to fit you; but it will depend on several factors. One manufacturers 56 can be vastly different to another manufacturers 56. One of...
01-30-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,204
Posted By aniki

Quite frankly it's very difficult not to make fun...

Quite frankly it's very difficult not to make fun of your fit when by inference, you're making fun of everyone else's.
I can safely assume that you're the only person in this thread who modifies and...
01-27-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,204
Posted By aniki

Yeah it's not even that unique.... ...

Yeah it's not even that unique....
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01-26-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By aniki

Thanks; my question was quite specifically about...

Thanks; my question was quite specifically about saddle width; I've no issues with overall fit.

I'm coming from a time when you only had a choice of a few decent saddles and width was never even...
01-23-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By aniki

This I agree with. This I disagree with. ...

This I agree with.

This I disagree with.

No; knee and leg positions are by-products but primarily it's to get your body (or centre of gravity) in the proper position over the bottom bracket....
01-23-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By aniki

Hard to tell to be honest without seeing the top...

Hard to tell to be honest without seeing the top of your leg.

To me it does still look like that leg is stretching little. Is the length discrepancy significant? What I'm getting at is that...
01-23-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By aniki

Not an expert but can offer the benefit of my...

Not an expert but can offer the benefit of my years of experience!
I'll start by saying that we have to assume you are comfortable and have no specific localised aches or pains after a long ride? We...
01-20-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By aniki

Hey, thanks for the replies. I've experimented...

Hey, thanks for the replies.
I've experimented a bit more with some new saddles and concluded that the 143mm was definitely too wide. I can't actually physically pedal when I'm sitting right up on...
01-16-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By aniki

Hi, It's hard to tell for certain without...

Hi,
It's hard to tell for certain without knowing your exact proportions but from personal experience a 55 will be just fine. I would suggest you will probably need a longer stem though (although...
01-15-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By aniki

Saddle Width

So for the last five or six years I've been riding a 143mm wide saddle which I 'thought' was perfect. In comfort stakes and riding all day, no worries, never had pain or saddle sores. What I have had...
05-09-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By aniki

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05-09-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By aniki

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