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10-12-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

This little quirk of slacker seat tube angles for...

This little quirk of slacker seat tube angles for longer legs happens because of the fact that crank lengths don't often get longer after 175mm, yet there is the odd exception.
As the crank length...
09-07-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

Standing with BOTH feet on the ground over a...

Standing with BOTH feet on the ground over a bicycle, while waiting for traffic, is something that I have never, ever, ever, ever done.
One foot clipped in always.
You can do things you're way if...
08-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

Sigh! Bike shops and manufacturers know NOTHING...

Sigh!
Bike shops and manufacturers know NOTHING about bike geometry either, yet someone is here shilling for them none the less.
Sigh.

I've been trying (and succeeding up to now) to NOT offer my...
08-23-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes, any number of us older retro grouches here...

Yes, any number of us older retro grouches here started riding bikes without standover clearance. We always leaned out bikes to one side and put one foot down.
Non issue.
I think it was with the...
08-23-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

OK, if he made the fork then he made the fork and...

OK, if he made the fork then he made the fork and its on him. I just wanted to rule out the possibility of an incorrectly specified fork fitted later.
08-23-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes this will help. We need to talk some hard...

Yes this will help. We need to talk some hard numbers on just how forwards or backwards you saddle position really is.
08-23-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

Your groin touching the top tube is of little...

Your groin touching the top tube is of little consequence in my book. Both feet flat on the ground, even if its touching is standover clearance. Standover clearance never used to exist. It's just...
08-20-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

OK, so you're definitely NOT in front of KOPS? ...

OK, so you're definitely NOT in front of KOPS?
Try measuring the saddle nose setback from the BB and tell us what the number is?

At 195 lbs for your height you're not really that overweight but...
08-20-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

Another measurement to assess. How much...

Another measurement to assess.
How much distance is there measured from the tip of the saddle nose forwards to a vertical line up from the centre of the bottom bracket?
Place a rule from the tip of...
08-20-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

So many complicated factors to this fit issue. ...

So many complicated factors to this fit issue.
On the face of it, 76 degrees does sound quite steep and I usually recommend much slacker seat tube angles.
However, If you can position yourself to...
07-15-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By AnthonyG

You're making things too difficult. Being able to...

You're making things too difficult. Being able to pedal to 50kmh at a cadence of 99rpm, is PLENTY fast enough, for that style of bike.
Don't over think it or double guess yourself.
02-06-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,732
Posted By AnthonyG

Which only serves to demonstrate, just how much...

Which only serves to demonstrate, just how much effort a bike manufacturer will go to, to make a seriously flawed design with 700c wheels, before they make a decent design with 650c wheels for short...
01-22-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,732
Posted By AnthonyG

I would definitely recommend looking at 24" wheel...

I would definitely recommend looking at 24" wheel juvenile bikes. I ride one myself at 5'1". Now I have fitted a longer seatpost and a stem riser to mine, yet that's the best place to start from at...
12-06-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,447
Posted By AnthonyG

Based on these numbers, frames 2 and 3 both will...

Based on these numbers, frames 2 and 3 both will have your handlebars being lower and further away than your current frame. Frame 4 will have a slightly shorter reach but lower handlebars. This is...
11-23-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By AnthonyG

Before Lycra became the main material for cycling...

Before Lycra became the main material for cycling clothing, knicks and jerseys were mostly made from wool. During an Australian summer, wool was WAY too hot but for much of Europe it was still fine...
11-08-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By AnthonyG

For the record. A frame size in cm is nominally...

For the record. A frame size in cm is nominally the distance from the centre of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube.
However. This is from pre compact frame days where all top tubes where...
11-07-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By AnthonyG

The bike you want definitely used to be made as I...

The bike you want definitely used to be made as I had one myself. Used to be made, being the key words here. Either with a horizontal top tube or just a slightly compact.
The one I had for a while...
10-28-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By AnthonyG

I don't want to speak for Cooper, but honestly...

I don't want to speak for Cooper, but honestly Australia hasn't been open since he first asked for information. Even an Australian local couldn't do the trip because Western Australia has remained...
10-27-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,492
Posted By AnthonyG

Yeah NO. Trek bikes are fundamentally the...

Yeah NO.

Trek bikes are fundamentally the wrong size for an average person of Asian descent. It's not just a matter of buying a small or an extra small. Treks are just fundamentally built for...
10-27-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,492
Posted By AnthonyG

Trek bikes are not sized better than any other...

Trek bikes are not sized better than any other brand of bike. In fact the cheap Chinese bikes you get are most likely sized better than the Trek's.
10-26-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,492
Posted By AnthonyG

Yeah no. Unfortunately. Designers do not rule...

Yeah no. Unfortunately.
Designers do not rule the World of Manufacturing. The bean counters do.
Manufacturing economics rule the World and what actually fits people well, is of the least...
10-15-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,492
Posted By AnthonyG

The problem with the notion that longer cranks...

The problem with the notion that longer cranks give you more torque is that our legs need to travel through a 360 degree motion of muscle and joint movements, and while you may get more torque at the...
10-13-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By AnthonyG

There was a time, long ago before "standover...

There was a time, long ago before "standover clearance" was "INVENTED", that everyone rode bikes like that.
I mean, are you riding the bike or standing over it?
If your comfortable riding the bike...
10-09-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,908
Posted By AnthonyG

Here's a new to the World market small bike from...

Here's a new to the World market small bike from Giant.

https://www.liv-cycling.com/us/flourish-24

I think the cranks are still too long at 6inch (152mm), ideally you would shorten them to say...
10-08-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,908
Posted By AnthonyG

I don't want to be rude, yet you've asked this...

I don't want to be rude, yet you've asked this question before. A couple of times at least and I've answered you before.

The key requirements is shorter cranks, and then building the bike around...
10-08-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By AnthonyG

As well as moving the saddle up with shorter...

As well as moving the saddle up with shorter cranks, try moving the saddle a little further back on the rails as well in order to get the most advantage of the shorter cranks.
09-16-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,843
Posted By AnthonyG

Here's a technique to try. The fundamental...

Here's a technique to try. The fundamental principle is this. You do not stop, or start actually, in the saddle. You stop/start from in front of the saddle. To stop you place your weight on one...
09-02-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By AnthonyG

Give them try as you my like them. Yellows have...

Give them try as you my like them. Yellows have 6 degrees of float, blues have 2 degrees of float and reds have no float. One thing I will note is that blues and reds will need to be more...
08-16-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
Posted By AnthonyG

If it was just the expanding plug then it...

If it was just the expanding plug then it wouldn't have a hex bolt head in it.
I'm not 100% sure. I'd need to check it out in person to know for sure, unless someone else really knows for sure.
08-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
Posted By AnthonyG

The joys of owning ex elite race bikes. They...

The joys of owning ex elite race bikes. They were designed and built in the first place expecting that professional mechanics would be adjusting and cleaning them very regularly.
08-16-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
Posted By AnthonyG

I'd need to know more to be certain, yet I...

I'd need to know more to be certain, yet I suspect that the adjustment hex screw is the one underneath. I suspect that the top one is just a dust cap.
I'd want to find out for sure before trying to...
08-03-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By AnthonyG

OK, sorry that's not going to work without a lot...

OK, sorry that's not going to work without a lot of extra maths taking tire sizes and chainstay lengths and more into account.

The way that you should measure saddle setback is from the centre of...
08-03-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By AnthonyG

OK, well with shorter cranks on the gravel bike I...

OK, well with shorter cranks on the gravel bike I would have the saddle setback a little further than the bike with the longer cranks. Maybe not 10mm further back but a little further back non the...
08-02-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By AnthonyG

You sound like you are on the right track. Just...

You sound like you are on the right track. Just double check all measurements to make sure you know what you need to do.

Just had a though, make sure the crank length is the same on both bikes or...
07-28-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes the link is playing up for me now as well. It...

Yes the link is playing up for me now as well. It worked when I searched for it and first viewed it.
All the individual parts that make up the frame will definitely have come from overseas and...
07-28-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By AnthonyG

I'm not an expert yet here's a link (link...

I'm not an expert yet here's a link

(link removed)

I don't know really yet I suspect that its the bottom bracket shell specifically that was British made.
All the parts, tubes, lugs, BB shells...
07-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,265
Posted By AnthonyG

One of the claims/excuses that may come up from...

One of the claims/excuses that may come up from the manufacturers is that they did used to make smaller wheel bikes but they didn't sell, and I do remember there being 650c wheel bikes for sale a...
07-21-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,265
Posted By AnthonyG

Bike sizing for small riders has been pretty...

Bike sizing for small riders has been pretty terrible from all manufacturers for quite a while but it did used to be better. Georgina Terry didn't invent small sized bikes and to be honest in my...
07-21-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,265
Posted By AnthonyG

Highlighted: And that's your problem. You've...

Highlighted: And that's your problem. You've managed to convince yourself that Westerners are SOO much bigger than Asians that you have just started making bikes bigger for customers that you...
07-11-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By AnthonyG

The "other guy's" insurance company lowballing...

The "other guy's" insurance company lowballing you is nothing new. Standard tactic. I'd definitely seek advice and assistance from your own insurance company.
07-04-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By AnthonyG

No. Not really. There is a range of crank...

No. Not really.

There is a range of crank sizes that will work for someone. I prefer just making a straight percentage calculation in a range from x 0.19 which is short to 0.216 which is quite...
06-28-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,030
Posted By AnthonyG

I've said this before, and I'll say it again....

I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Lightweight motorcycles use tires SMALLER than the 4" (100mm) behemoths on fat tire bikes.
The law of diminishing returns is LONG gone.
125cc...
06-22-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,723
Posted By AnthonyG

I've said it before and I will say it again. ...

I've said it before and I will say it again.
Disconnect the power meter. Let it be the last thing on your mind. You need to soft pedal for a while at a highish cadence and be concerned about...
06-22-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,891
Posted By AnthonyG

The Giant does look a bit better to my eye...

The Giant does look a bit better to my eye although usual caveat that it may come down to the condition of the specific bike.
06-22-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,891
Posted By AnthonyG

Not withstanding the recommendations to buy a...

Not withstanding the recommendations to buy a second hand bike in the first place. BYK is a good brand for children's bikes. Giant are making some excellent children's bikes these days as well.
06-21-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,723
Posted By AnthonyG

Well good luck with the fitting yet honestly I'm...

Well good luck with the fitting yet honestly I'm not sure it will work. The problem with a pro fitting is that these guys are usually fitting people with the idea of getting more power for them and...
06-21-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,723
Posted By AnthonyG

You said above that you moved the saddle forwards...

You said above that you moved the saddle forwards from 7cm setback to 5cm setback, and now your thinking about shortening the stem. Your scrunching up your position. Moving the saddle forwards is...
06-21-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,723
Posted By AnthonyG

I'm not talking about hanging on to the...

I'm not talking about hanging on to the handlebars for dear life. I'm talking about evening up and smoothing out your legs.
It will take work and time and your going to have to back off the power...
06-20-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,723
Posted By AnthonyG

My two bobs worth. You need to stop chasing...

My two bobs worth.
You need to stop chasing power at this point and make a significant commitment to smoothing out your power delivery and balancing yourself.
This won't be easy or happen straight...
06-14-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,984
Posted By AnthonyG

Since you're new to road bikes, just buy the...

Since you're new to road bikes, just buy the largest you can at your size, ie, the 62cm. If you wanted to go racing its a possibility that the 60cm may work better since it gives you a lower...
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