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Old 09-10-19, 08:12 AM
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jpc2001
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On that Gazelle, I did the basic bike fit process of setting the pedals level and dropping a plumb line from front kneecap and expecting it to land near the pedal axle (ideally.) It fell way behind the pedal axle, like 2" off. The laid back seat tube is doing its thing.

Moving the seat up on the Gazelle, just a couple cm made some improvement. Further would be better, but at the frontmost position, that plumb line is closer and it's easier to put the power down. Another seat with longer rails might get go another cm or two forward.

With the seat forward, those handlebars are real close. This bike needs a stem with some forward reach.
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