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07-20-19, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Darth Lefty

PSA: yourself

I measured my kid for his 5th birthday. 3 ft 9.5 in. ďHow tall are you, Daddy?Ē Iím 5-9. See?...

crap. Iím 5-8.

I've been saying Iím 5-9 for fifteen years.

At some point 20+ years ago I got...
07-04-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Photos sounds good. We don't need to seem them....

Photos sounds good. We don't need to seem them. You know what to do.
07-04-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By philbob57

That was quick. :) Your best bet for a bike that...

That was quick. :) Your best bet for a bike that fits is probably custom. Now your bike is relevant. A photo of you on the bike is still best, but the make, model, and measurements and a photo of the...
07-04-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By rm -rf

The photo of your bike is still the best way to...

The photo of your bike is still the best way to proceed.

Some bikes are set up very badly, with odd handlebar angles, bad hood positions, and too much saddle tilt. A photo would show yours is...
07-04-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By philbob57

Why not see what...

Why not see what https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp says about bike size for you?

Also, you can have someone take photos of you on your bike and crop out your...
07-03-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By Aahzz

I am officially OFF INSULIN!!!!

Between my minimum 6 days per week biking schedule and eating Keto, I need to celebrate :). Just got back from the doc's office. Down 31.1 pounds and am off of insulin. Still got a way to go, but...
07-02-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

OK, so self-fitting. Maybe the first thing is to...

OK, so self-fitting. Maybe the first thing is to go back to the LBS and buy a multi-tool or maybe a couple separate tools which will allow you to reach and fit into everything you need to adjust.
...
07-01-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By Weakbikr

I only feel so strongly about a bike fitting...

I only feel so strongly about a bike fitting cause it could have save me alot of time money and frustration. just think about it. If your riding consistently, my opinion is your at that level. It...
06-30-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By tallbikeman

Your SPD's may have wear and tear that keeps them...

Your SPD's may have wear and tear that keeps them from functioning properly. The same for the cleats. I used to oil my SPD's regularly on the moving bits and pieces and this made them work much...
06-30-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By Weakbikr

Maybe look for other shops in the surrounding...

Maybe look for other shops in the surrounding areas, also dont ask for a courtesy fit. Schedule an appointment for a bike fitting. Big difference. I understand how you feel but I'd be willing to bet...
06-30-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,331
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, pretty offensive from the start. Don't let...

Yes, pretty offensive from the start. Don't let the door slam, etc.
06-30-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By Weakbikr

Try the other bike shop, explain that you are...

Try the other bike shop, explain that you are new, you know the bike is to small but they will still fit you to the bike. Let them know you aren't buying a new bike. You want to be fit to yours as...
06-29-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By GrainBrain

I'm perpetually seeking a good fit, next time...

I'm perpetually seeking a good fit, next time I'll use the LBS near me.

Anyway how are your arms extended when you're riding? You want them to be slightly bent towards an L shape. You mentioned...
06-29-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By Weakbikr

My suggestion would be to find a lbs and do a...

My suggestion would be to find a lbs and do a proper bike fitting. I'm sure there are people here that can get a view of you on your bike and likely get you pretty close. But I feel that a legitimate...
06-27-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By fietsbob

Cool Shorter, rising angle, stem , maybe higher bars,...

Shorter, rising angle, stem , maybe higher bars, butt further back, with more setback ..

will shift your bodies , center of mass back & off your hands..
06-27-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By masi61

A size 50 road bike for someone 5’3” should be...

A size 50 road bike for someone 5’3” should be workable. We could be of much more assistance if you could give a decent side photo as @rm -rf suggested.

You might try a zero setback seatpost if...
06-27-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By Sapperc

Sorry, but no one here will be able to offer good...

Sorry, but no one here will be able to offer good advise to tweak your fit. You need to start from the beginning and do some self-education on fitting specific to the type of riding you do. Lots of...
06-27-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By rm -rf

Numbness How many minutes before the hand...

Numbness
How many minutes before the hand numbness sets in? It's kind of unusual to get numb hands on a 6 mile ride, I think.

What part of your hand gets numb? Just certain fingers, or what?
06-27-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,937
Posted By rm -rf

Post a bike photo from the side. Stand away...

Post a bike photo from the side.
Stand away from the bike, about halfway between the handlebars and the saddle, and hold the camera at top tube height. That will minimize angle distortion.

Then...
06-23-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By Clyde1820

I, too, despise being pinched "up there." ...

I, too, despise being pinched "up there."


Myself, I am fairly short-legged for my height. I've always had to worry about stand-over height (SOH) on bikes I've ridden. And I have always looked...
06-23-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By tallbikeman

I'm so sorry to hear about your seat hurting you....

I'm so sorry to hear about your seat hurting you. After 50 plus years of riding my regular seat with nose gave me a severe case of prostatitis. This led me to noseless seats which I am now riding...
Forum: Introductions
06-17-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Tre Free

Hello from DC!

Just wanted to introduce myself to the forum. New to cycling, but not new to being an active athlete. Doing about 60-100 miles every week after a month. I like pushing myself past perceived...
06-17-19, 11:09 AM
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Views: 2,376,625
Posted By Tre Free

6'3" 340

Hello all,

I'm a big rider, former college football player using cycling to get fit. Already lost 10 pounds. One thing I have noticed is that if I cycle for 2 hours I lose my appetite for about 24...
06-17-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By tallbikeman

As mentioned the seatpost can be used to push the...

As mentioned the seatpost can be used to push the seat backwards and a longer stem can be used to push the handlebars forward. The handlebars should never be so close to your knees as you pedal as...
06-12-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By masi61

Riding a slightly too small bike is usually does...

Riding a slightly too small bike is usually does not have to be a deal breaker if you are willing to play around with stems and seat posts in order to get the correct leg extension and make your...
06-11-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Yendor72

New bike day

After some struggles to get this build going it was completed about a week and a half ago. It had some other issues due to headset compatability but I have been able to to ride it a little since that...
06-08-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,994
Posted By 79pmooney

I always liked the Fuji approach. Good frames,...

I always liked the Fuji approach. Good frames, good drivetrains. Go cheap on the seat. If the buyer is serious, he is going to swap it out for one that he likes. That seat's purpose is to make...
06-07-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,032
Posted By scotton

I'm going to change my posting format so I don't...

I'm going to change my posting format so I don't have to do math anymore.

Goal - 500
Rides so far - 3
Miles so far - 92
Feet climbed - 3,407

Good start to the month, had a couple of nice...
06-07-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,032
Posted By Aahzz

June goal 200 miles June 1 10.48 June 2...

June goal 200 miles

June 1 10.48
June 2 10.45
June 3 12.04
June 4 10.58
June 5 11.12
June 6 10.48
June 7 10.55 30 days in a row :)
06-05-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,994
Posted By Bikeforumuser0019

Truly inspired insight! Common sense unworthy of...

Truly inspired insight! Common sense unworthy of this humble internet of ours. :thumb:
06-05-19, 07:16 AM
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Views: 3,994
Posted By DrIsotope

The takeaway as that your buttocks do not know...

The takeaway as that your buttocks do not know what things cost. I don't own a saddle that cost less than $100, and this is absolutely not by choice. This is money paid so that I don't get murdered...
06-04-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,457
Views: 2,376,625
Posted By OmniZealous

Hey everyone! New here. I used to bike a...

Hey everyone! New here.

I used to bike a lot as an adolescent, but after I was hit by a car when I was 16 I stopped.

Just recently got back into it because my wife is really into bike riding....
06-02-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,032
Posted By MartinezNYC

Iím riding for a cause on Friday.

Yesterday I went on a 40 mile ride which was a big deal to me before and still is now but I keep thinking about Friday... Friday will be my first 100 miles in a day, but Iíll be riding for Autism....
06-02-19, 09:46 AM
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Posted By MatSta

Hello, Iím new here

New here, but not new to bicycling. Up until my late thirties I biked a lot. Around town as well as on longer holiday trips. Then I became lazy, long daily commutes and too long workdays to ride...
06-01-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,032
Posted By good4u

06/01 - 26.6 Miles I noticed the most amazing...

06/01 - 26.6 Miles I noticed the most amazing thing the last three days out: My saddle doesn't hurt me when I'm riding. I guess all you need is the right saddle and have it set to the right height...
06-01-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,032
Posted By Aahzz

I'm keeping my minimum at 200 again, though I...

I'm keeping my minimum at 200 again, though I fully expect to exceed it. As of today I'm at 24 days in a row on the bike, which is not something I ever expected.

June 1 10.48


June to date: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,236
Posted By NoWhammies

I stopped watching as soon as he said valve caps...

I stopped watching as soon as he said valve caps aren't cool. I love my blue anodized aluminum caps. I guess I'm not cool.
...
05-25-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By Beachgrad05

Looks like you got the advice you sought already...

Looks like you got the advice you sought already but as one of the few active female forum members I wanted to bid you a huge WELCOME!
05-23-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By tallbikeman

Rivendell bicycles is another company that offers...

Rivendell bicycles is another company that offers a lot of choices for standover height with proper reach dimensions. As several have pointed out the more you clear that top bar the more you will be...
05-23-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By Myosmith

Remember when figuring standover, to leave some...

Remember when figuring standover, to leave some clearance. Even if you have an inch to spare when on a showroom floor or in your garage, you aren't always guaranteed a level stopping surface and just...
05-23-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

It is important that you can stand over the bike...

It is important that you can stand over the bike with your feet on the ground, as emergency stops might make this necessary without giving you a chance to plan which foot to put down, etc... but if...
05-23-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By drewguy

I think this is the real issue. Bike...

I think this is the real issue. Bike configurations have changed a lot since the days of the straight (parallel to ground) top tube and male/female bikes. IMO the sole reason to worry about...
05-22-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By Bill in VA

WIth a dropped top tube, you could go to the...

WIth a dropped top tube, you could go to the larger size to give you the longer length from seat to head tube. THe shops all want to force you into a compact frame. They recommended a 53cm for me...
05-22-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By 79pmooney

I would not buy a bike I felt might injure me if...

I would not buy a bike I felt might injure me if I had to make a very sudden un-planned stop and plant both feet. A bike 2-3 cms smaller sounds far better. I'd keep looking until I found a bike...
05-22-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By rumrunn6

if you don't want a drop bar bike, maybe what my...

if you don't want a drop bar bike, maybe what my Wife uses would interest you. It's a Trek FX Stagger which has a steeply sloped top tube
...
05-22-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By TrojanHorse

Newer riders tend to straddle their bike like...

Newer riders tend to straddle their bike like you're describing. A mixte style frame might alleviate that for you.

It sounds like you're jammed between the saddle and the bars as well as...
05-22-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By insignia100

I've never felt the need to have both feet on the...

I've never felt the need to have both feet on the ground with the bike under me. Perhaps its the fact that I've ridden motorcycles for years and that's not possible on most motorcycles unless they...
05-22-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By jsigone

you will likely never have both feet on the...

you will likely never have both feet on the ground at the same time when riding the bike. One foot on the pedal, and one on the ground at stop lights.

Frames sizes have to deal with your...
05-22-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By Aahzz

We can all relate to the embarrassment of posting...

We can all relate to the embarrassment of posting in a public forum - I absolutely hate admitting that I'm 370 pounds, but I am. The fact that you're doing something about it is the important part...
05-22-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,013
Posted By Synack42

The frame I ride is probably a bit too large for...

The frame I ride is probably a bit too large for myself (honestly love it from a riding position though).

Whenever I come to a stop I usually just leave the right foot on the pedal (raised forward...
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