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Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-16, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By workingthrewit

KOPS and Stem

Hello everyone.

I was wondering, If you change to a longer stem, will that put your knee forward to give you a different value in relation to KOPS?

I wasn't sure if it would put you in a more...
05-12-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,493
Posted By workingthrewit

Bump

Bump
05-08-16, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,493
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies. There seems to be a...

Thanks for the replies.

There seems to be a lot of debate into what goes into a good fit.

It would be nice if there was a detailed explanation with formulas for a fit, other than just the KOPS...
05-04-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,493
Posted By workingthrewit

Great replies. I don't really know the best way...

Great replies. I don't really know the best way to set my fore/aft. I tried to look in the mirror to figure out where my weight look distributed, but that didn't help. Are there any measurements I...
05-02-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,493
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the response. Usually I hear...

Thanks for the response.

Usually I hear people talk about KOPS, but you are saying to get your center of gravity over the BB, not your knee over the pedal spindle?

I am 71.25 inches tall with a...
05-02-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,493
Posted By workingthrewit

Weight Distribution

I always hear how having the seat fore/aft too far forward can cause too much weight on hands and shoulders.

Can't this also happen from too short of a stem, alternatively?
04-16-16, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By workingthrewit

Position To Crank

When I use KOPS to position myself on my bicycle, I get a lot of hand, trapezius, shoulder, and upper back pain. It seems my weight is too far forward. I have to have my seat almost all the way...
04-14-16, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By workingthrewit

I used 320 grit sandpaper. It took about an hour...

I used 320 grit sandpaper. It took about an hour and a half of sanding. I took it out for a test ride. Smooth as silk :).

Thanks for the advice.
04-14-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By workingthrewit

Marks In Wheels From Sidewalk

I was riding today, and attempted to get on the sidewalk to bypass some heavy traffic. I didn't get perpendicular enough to the sidewalk, and the side of the sidewalk marked my wheels. There are lots...
03-29-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,209
Posted By workingthrewit

Which version of the Toupe is it? They have a lot...

Which version of the Toupe is it? They have a lot of versions of the Toupe. I'm interested.
03-28-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,209
Posted By workingthrewit

I'm liking all the recommendations here. Keep it...

I'm liking all the recommendations here. Keep it coming.

I see a lot of recommendations for saddles you guys like, but what about saddles you had that were not that great?
03-28-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,446
Posted By workingthrewit

Steve...I was referencing the first person who...

Steve...I was referencing the first person who replied to this thread. I believe it might be an issue of weight distribution, as opposed to biking bringing an issue I already have to light. I'm going...
03-26-16, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,446
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I appreciate...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I appreciate the time you invested in them.

I dont have a history of hand pain.

What is the h-bar? Do you mean having the bottom of the brake levers line up...
03-26-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,446
Posted By workingthrewit

Handlebar Tilt and Shifter Placement

What do you guys believe is the best handlebar tilt position and placement of your shifters on a road bike? Personally, my hands are sore when I ride. Here is a picture of my road bike? What do you...
03-17-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,165
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies. Could I get some...

Thanks for the replies.

Could I get some good saddle recommendations for saddles that will keep you comfortable for at least 50 miles? I understand it varies for people, but I would like a general...
Replies: 13
Views: 5,462
Posted By workingthrewit

Any Issues With Performance Bike?

I ordered Performance Ultra Bibs from there two weeks ago, and was shortly thereafter, notified they were on backorder.

Looking at my order details, and their website, I noticed the product is not...
03-01-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,854
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the information. I was going to...

Thanks for the information.

I was going to order a pair, however, Performance has been out of stock on mediums and larges for the last couple days. Does anyone know how long it usually takes them...
03-01-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,854
Posted By workingthrewit

Which bib shorts are a good choice that provide...

Which bib shorts are a good choice that provide compression, as opposed to use grippers on the thighs?
02-29-16, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,684
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies. I'm trying to stay...

Thanks for the replies.

I'm trying to stay around 100 or less.

Which bib shorts would be the coolest (temperature wise), and could handle a century? Anything 100 or less, or will I need to...
02-28-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,684
Posted By workingthrewit

Bib Shorts For Short Legs/Long Torso

Could you guys please provide some recommendations for bib shorts for people with short legs and a long torso? I need something that stays cool, as I get hot really easily. I also need something that...
02-27-16, 02:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,165
Posted By workingthrewit

Great information. I may go with a standard...

Great information.

I may go with a standard Brooks B17. If I don't go with Brooks, though, would a 143mm suit me at my 125mm measurement, or should I get something wider?
02-26-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,165
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I got my...

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

I got my sitbones measured at a LBS and they said I'm at 125mm. Do you think a 143mm saddle will be too narrow? Should I go with the next size up?
02-14-16, 11:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,165
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I'm going to be...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I'm going to be taking my bike out for the first time this week, as the weather will be nice.

This will help me to get a feel for the issues surrounding the fit...
02-13-16, 03:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,165
Posted By workingthrewit

Picking A Saddle

Hello everyone.

I'm trying to pick a saddle for my new bicycle.

I will do more of my riding on the hoods than anywhere else, and want something more for comfort than speed. Weight isn't a big...
02-08-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By workingthrewit

Bike Fit Help For Atypical Body

Hello everyone.

I just got a 2015 Cannondale Caad8 Tiagra, and I'm trying to fit it correctly. It is a 56 cm frame.

When i initially measured KOPS tonight, my knee was about 8 cm back from the...
02-07-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies. I have posted my...

Thanks for the replies.

I have posted my measurements below. It is recommending a 58cm frame. I find that odd, as I was previously riding a 58cm frame, with the seat all the way forward, and the...
02-06-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By workingthrewit

I have read of saddle rails getting bent because...

I have read of saddle rails getting bent because of adjusting it too far one way. Is that not true?

I did measure that way, Loo. I have a very long torso for my height. I stood up next to someone...
02-06-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies. My greater focus is...

Thanks for the replies.

My greater focus is on endurance or higher mileage rides, as opposed to racing. Therefore, I was trying to avoid too great a drop from the saddle to the handlebars.

I...
02-06-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By workingthrewit

Can an admin delete this post, as there is a...

Can an admin delete this post, as there is a duplicate?

I found the other one. For some reason, when I use the search function, search for my username, and use the default option of my recent...
02-06-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By workingthrewit

I meant zero setback. I just wrote it wrong. ...

I meant zero setback. I just wrote it wrong.

I did a forum search, and could not find the post I made last night.
02-06-16, 01:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By workingthrewit

Question About KOPS

I'm 6' tall and measured my true inseam using the, "jam the book up against the crouch and measure to floor" at a length of 32". I bought a 56 cm Cannondale Caad8 Tiagra. I measured KOPS tonight and...
02-04-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks to those who gave their answers in...

Thanks to those who gave their answers in respect. As long as it's part of normal wear, I'm ok with it. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't going to be the start of a terrible problem, like when a...
02-03-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By workingthrewit

Here's a better picture I just got of it. If...

Here's a better picture I just got of it.

If normal use will cause the same wear as this, I won't worry about it.
02-02-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By workingthrewit

New Tiagra Shifters With Small Chip In Finish

I just bought a 2015 Cannondale Caad8 with Tiagras and noticed there is a tiny chip in the finish on the shifting lever. I took a picture, though, you can't really see it in the picture. I haven't...
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies. So I assume if the 14 is...

Thanks for the replies. So I assume if the 14 is a decent deal, the 15 is an even better deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By workingthrewit

2014 or 2015 Cannondale Caad8

I apologize, as I didn't know where else to put this thread.

My LBS has a new 2014 or 2015 Cannondale Caad8 for sale with a carbon fork and full Tiagra. They said they will sell it for 850. Is...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks, guys. Right now I'm riding a 58cm...

Thanks, guys.

Right now I'm riding a 58cm Cannondale R500 and I find myself holding onto the habdlebars where the flats bend and go straight forward towards the front of the bike. That is with the...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies, guys. If I'm 6 foot...

Thanks for the replies, guys.

If I'm 6 foot tall and have a true rider's inseam up to my pelvic bone of 30 inches to 31 inches, would a 54cm or 56cm fit me better?

Thanks in advance.
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By workingthrewit

2014 Cannondale Synapse 6

What do you guys think this is worth? Sounds like it's full Tiagra.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/5261478599.html

I really appreciate the help guys.
Replies: 3
Views: 3,885
Posted By workingthrewit

2005 Specialized Allez Elite Value

Hello.

What do you guys think this bike is worth?

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/5230731803.html

Bicycle Blue Book says about 250 in excellent condition. Why isn't it worth very much...
05-18-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,688
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the info, guys. Will I have to strip...

Thanks for the info, guys. Will I have to strip off bar tape and the brake levers to install it for the first time, as well?

LesterOfPuppets, what do you mean get some bars? I would have to change...
05-17-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,688
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks, guys. Side question. I was told by a...

Thanks, guys.

Side question. I was told by a shop that I need a 100mm stem and that my handlebars needed to come up. What dimensions do I need to look for in a stem for it to fit my early 90s...
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for all the replies. People who are...

Thanks for all the replies.

People who are selling their bicycles are trying to maximize profit, so they act like they don't know the year when it's an older bicycle, act like they don't know what...
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By workingthrewit

What Is This Specialized Tarmac Worth?

What do you guys think this bike is worth?

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/4995700967.html

Thanks!
05-16-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,688
Posted By workingthrewit

The link I posted is for an RX100, not RSX. I can...

The link I posted is for an RX100, not RSX. I can get a smaller largest chainring, if necessary. Would something like 46-38-26 work, or would that cause problems?
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By workingthrewit

Thanks for the replies, guys. Unfortunately,...

Thanks for the replies, guys. Unfortunately, Stuckey, there aren't a lot of used options on CL where I live, if you look. It's not 20+ years old or 50% of its retail value, though. I wish I could...
Replies: 21
Views: 4,204
Posted By workingthrewit

What is this Early 2000s Trek worth?

Hello. I would appreciate if someone could give me an idea of what this Trek is worth. I know it depends on several factors, but could someone give me an idea, please? I would greatly appreciate it....
05-16-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By workingthrewit

How much is this Trek worth?

Hello. I would appreciate if someone could give me an idea of what this Trek is worth. I know it depends on several factors, but could someone give me an idea, please? I would greatly appreciate it....
05-15-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,688
Posted By workingthrewit

\ I suppose even if the biggest ring is too...

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I suppose even if the biggest ring is too high for my FD, I will at least know if the crank and spindle changed the distance that my FD has to travel and would work with different chainrings. I...
05-15-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,688
Posted By workingthrewit

Yes, I was doing my testing with the cable...

Yes, I was doing my testing with the cable disconnected.

Even if it doesn't fit with 52-42-32, I could just get new biggest and middle chainrings of 46T and 36T, then use my old 26T that I already...
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