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Is my frame too small?

Old 02-08-12, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by andre nickatina View Post
My thoughts are, for the drops position, you could still add a cm or so to the stem and/or angle the bars slightly up to increase reach. Arm extension is improved, but could still be improved further.

Did you lower the seat at all? Shoot a photo with your right foot at 6 o'clock.
That second photo is pretty much at 6 o'clock. Yes, the saddle is lower than the previous drop bar pic. I prefer a slightly higher saddle position than what is typical.
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Old 02-08-12, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
You don't need a shorter stem. The rule of thumb is to have your elbows under your ears. Your elbows are not under your ears now and definitely should not go further back.
If I got a shorter stem, I wouldn't change my effective arm position (although point of armrest to arm contact would move)...it would be so I would be gripping the end of the aero bars.

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Your 120mm stem will reach further when you flip it. Angles. See here for yourself: http://alex.phred.org/stemchart/Default.aspx
Thanks...handy calculator


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kato7997, do this. Mount the bike with cycling shoes and shorts. Get settled into where your butt likes to be in the saddle. On one side, rotate till the crank on that side is furthest away requiring the longest extension of your leg. This is tough to do on a track bike because you have to roll or dismount...unless you have it mounted in a trainer. Now unclip that foot. Can you touch the pedal (above the spindle) with a little firmness (not barely) with the heel of your shoe? If not, that's a good sign that your saddle is too high.
I'll give that a shot.
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Old 02-13-12, 03:31 PM
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This guy has one of the tightest tucks I've ever seen of anyone on the bike. I've raced with him...well tried to race with him. It was all I could do to hang on to his wheel AFTER he had already lapped the field.

Former pro, six day racer, and Elite National Champion and TTown Hall of Fame member Paul Pearson.



kato7997, check how low his head is compared to the others...and he gets lower when he's sprinting.

Also note how much bend he has in his arms and knees. Now look at your photos.

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Old 02-13-12, 04:10 PM
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Love his choice of equipment. It's all about the engine.
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Old 02-13-12, 11:01 PM
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That dude is my new hero. Grey hair, steel bike, allegedly killing it.

Note that a position that aggressive, while a beautiful thing, generally takes years of riding, core exercises and flexibility work to really attain effectively. Especially if he's getting even lower while sprinting. No doubt his time in the pros has carried his fitness a long way over the mere mortal.
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Steel, quill stem, semi-aero wheels...gangster...

Whats with black arm bands?
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Old 03-12-12, 05:52 PM
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I've raised the seat a good 5mm sinec this, but sometimes I think this bike it a bit small for me (weird thing is, my roadie has the same eTT but feels like a much better fit). I'm 5'11 and tried fit calculators multiple times and I usually come up with a 53~54 TT

Note: I'm also not as low as I can go at this point, I think this was after a pull.

Measurements
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Inseam: 84
Trunk: 66
Forearm: 34
Arm: 65
Thigh: 66
Lower Leg: 56
Sternal Notch: 148
Total Body Height: 180


The Competitive Fit (cm)
-------------------------------------------
Seat tube range c-c: 54.4 - 54.9
Seat tube range c-t: 56.1 - 56.6
Top tube length: 53.8 - 54.2
Stem Length: 11.2 - 11.8
BB-Saddle Position: 71.9 - 73.9
Saddle-Handlebar: 53.3 - 53.9
Saddle Setback: 7.0 - 7.4


The Eddy Fit (cm)
-------------------------------------------
Seat tube range c-c: 55.6 - 56.1
Seat tube range c-t: 57.3 - 57.8
Top tube length: 53.8 - 54.2
Stem Length: 10.1 - 10.7
BB-Saddle Position: 71.1 - 73.1
Saddle-Handlebar: 54.1 - 54.7
Saddle Setback: 8.2 - 8.6


The French Fit (cm)
-------------------------------------------
Seat tube range c-c: 57.3 - 57.8
Seat tube range c-t: 59.0 - 59.5
Top tube length: 55.0 - 55.4
Stem Length: 10.3 - 10.9
BB-Saddle Position: 69.4 - 71.4
Saddle-Handlebar: 55.8 - 56.4
Saddle Setback: 7.7 - 8.1

I'm so confused.
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