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08-09-22, 04:03 AM
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Posted By delbiker1

I have chronic spinal issues and have had 4...

I have chronic spinal issues and have had 4 surgeries, including disc replacement at L5-S1 and fusion at C5-C6. I am soon to be 70 and average 5000 a year over the last 9 year span. I still ride road...
08-07-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By samr1953

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/941edef6_4792_46b3_986b_4ee518ceebe7_34983eaaef323ec8b9cb3560bb92d6424436aac2.jpegI did something like you're describing, and for the...
08-07-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By John E

For me, top tube length is more important than...

For me, top tube length is more important than seat tube length. This is one reason I gave my 57cm C-T 1980 Peugeot PKN-10, which I otherwise really liked, to my elder son, who is 3" taller than me....
08-06-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By tkamd73

I never tighten the straps, and just use flat...

I never tighten the straps, and just use flat bottom tennis shoes, never an issue. Platform pedals with the pins work quite well too.
Tim
08-03-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Chinghis

I just did this to my son's Pure Cycles gravel...

I just did this to my son's Pure Cycles gravel bike. This thread is funny, because I also bought an Upan handlebar! Just a straight flat bar, however, narrowest thing I could find (620 mm).

Picked...
07-30-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By zacster

My regular ride is a Kuota Kredo from 2005 with...

My regular ride is a Kuota Kredo from 2005 with Chorus 10. Sizing keeps changing over the years. But now that you say it, I'll have to check as I've owned it that long and haven't really thought...
07-29-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By cyclezen

And that's a 48 ? Given where the saddle is (and...

And that's a 48 ? Given where the saddle is (and assuming position works fine) I can't imagine you on anything bigger.
Ok, frame size between manufacturers doesn't mean similar geometry... But...
07-29-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Oldguyonoldbike

I have a zero offset post on one of my bikes. The...

I have a zero offset post on one of my bikes. The frame is about half a size too big for me and I seem to have short thighs for my height. The post puts me in a position more on top of the pedals. My...
07-29-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By zacster

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The new Cannondale build
Looks pretty good and...
07-28-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By big john

Some years ago a woman in our club had a Davidson...

Some years ago a woman in our club had a Davidson and what struck me most about that bike was the paint. I don't know who painted it but it was beautiful and every time I saw it I was impressed.
07-27-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By zacster

Today I took my daughter's Cannondale SuperSix...

Today I took my daughter's Cannondale SuperSix EVO out for a second ride, this time a little longer at 20 miles or so. It is a 48cm frame, but a women's one too so a shorter top tube. But it actually...
07-27-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By cyclezen

Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post...

Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1255020-frame-size-preference.html#post22574448)
There's another aspect to this I haven't seen mentioned. (Granted,...
07-26-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By 70sSanO

I have a long torso and long arms and at 70 I’m...

I have a long torso and long arms and at 70 I’m down to 5’8-1/4” from 5’8-3/4”.

I’ve been riding a 56cm for a long time. It is at least a size too big, but fore-aft balance, the saddle position to...
07-26-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By davester

In general, it's a mistake to alter the saddle...

In general, it's a mistake to alter the saddle fore-aft position to correct the reach to the bars. The fore-aft saddle position relative to the bottom bracket should be determined based on the...
07-26-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Bob Ross

It was simply impossible to get the saddle into a...

It was simply impossible to get the saddle into a position where I could fully engage the larger leg muscles (quads & glutes) during the power portion of the pedalstroke. I was too "on top of" the...
07-26-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Bob Ross

I used one once many years ago. I didn't buy it...

I used one once many years ago. I didn't buy it to fix an issue, I just needed a seatpost that would fit an old frame with an odd seatpost diameter and that was the only one I could find.
Turned out...
07-25-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By RB1-luvr

New Bike Saturday - Trek 520

After looking for a replacement for my 2009 Windsor Tourist for a couple years, I decided to buy this 2023 Trek 520. I'm tickled. I traveled three hours north from central CT to Waterbury VT to buy...
07-24-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By beng1

You need this thread badly;...

You need this thread badly; https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1251791-seat-forward-old-road-bikes-thread.html
07-24-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By ofajen

Both my bikes have zero offset posts but that...

Both my bikes have zero offset posts but that wasn’t why I got them. Long years with a Campy two bolt offset post and Ideale leather saddles spoiled me on having the adjustability of the two bolt...
07-23-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By t2p

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Thomson

I've used Thomson zero offset posts since...
07-23-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By big john

I use zero offset posts on all my bikes, have for...

I use zero offset posts on all my bikes, have for years. I'm long legged and can't lean forward like the old days. I like the bar high, maybe an inch and a half below the saddle..
After breaking...
07-23-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Bald Paul

Is your reach too long now? You have to consider...

Is your reach too long now? You have to consider your seated position relative to your BB, as well as to the bars. If the saddle needs to be moved fore or aft to correct the BB distance, you'll have...
07-23-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By terrymorse

Yes. I replaced my bikes setback post with one...

Yes. I replaced my bikes setback post with one that has zero setback.

Why? Because I like to climb with my hands on the handlebar tops. With the saddle slightly forward, my hip angle is larger,...
07-18-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,046
Posted By Trav1s

Not sure about the fastest but the Cannondale...

Not sure about the fastest but the Cannondale Quick 1 is no slouch. I have found myself maintaining a higher pace with mine than I expected.
...
07-17-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By IcySwan1

71 year old here. First road bike was 58cm. Now...

71 year old here. First road bike was 58cm. Now a 56cm in the same bike works better. Not exactly what the OP was asking, but the older/smaller seems constant.

Mike
07-17-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By ZIPP2001

Best riding partners ever !

When I got a call from my daughter saying the grand buddies have been asking to get out and ride with grampy, it was game on. I had seen a video showing a rail trail that was close to their home so I...
07-15-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, I think that's true. Welcome to your own...

Yes, I think that's true. Welcome to your own little corner of the prisonyard!

I've done decently well with medium and large racing shorts, Performance Ultra and Ultra II, and Bourre touring...
07-15-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By terrymorse

If "twitchiness" is important to you, the best...

If "twitchiness" is important to you, the best indicator is the amount of trail.

...
07-15-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By terrymorse

That's great, as long as the standover height is...

That's great, as long as the standover height is adequate, and the top tube length is not too long for you.

If the top tube is long, you'll end up using a very short stem that:

1. can't produce...
07-15-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Bald Paul

What is it with internet forums and grumpy people...

What is it with internet forums and grumpy people with high post counts that evidently have zero left to contribute to a valid question? (No need to reply - you're now on my "list".)
07-15-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By brianmcg123

I would rather have the larger size. I can get...

I would rather have the larger size. I can get the bars higher relative to the seat height getting the position I want. I like the bars to be the same height as the saddle without a huge rise stem.
07-15-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By KenCT

Often the hardest part of the ride is ignoring...

Often the hardest part of the ride is ignoring reasons why we shouldn't get on the bike.
07-14-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Sardines

Pinion and Gate belt drives are very reliable and...

Pinion and Gate belt drives are very reliable and I've never had any issues with the 3 bikes I've had. However, with your projected budget of the Sirrus 6.0's $3.5k range, a carbon/Ti Pinion bike is...
07-14-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By cyclezen

same, same for me. At 27 I was 6'0" had an 88.5...

same, same for me. At 27 I was 6'0" had an 88.5 cycling inseam, now at 73 I'm 5'9.5" (maybe some shorter since last measurement...) 88 cm cycling inseam , long wingspan of almost 72" (182.5 cm) - so...
07-14-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By freeranger

Another option-depends on how what bikes you now...

Another option-depends on how what bikes you now have and the components on them. Would it be possible for you to buy a frame-used or new- that fits and which you or an LBS could transfer parts? You...
07-14-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By terrymorse

These are technique problems, not bike geometry...

These are technique problems, not bike geometry problems.

When standing and pedaling, your hips should be just in front of the saddle. This puts your hips roughly above the pedal spindle, or...
07-14-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Clyde1820

One thing that's helped me avoid much jarring,...

One thing that's helped me avoid much jarring, with a more-upright riding position, is a sprung saddle and a suspension seatpost.

Such as:
Brooks B67 Aged...
07-14-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By 79pmooney

There's another aspect to this I haven't seen...

There's another aspect to this I haven't seen mentioned. (Granted, I haven't read every post.) Weight balance between the wheels. I started my adult life at 6'1/2" with long legs and very long...
07-14-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Clyde1820

Yeah, I generally much prefer a longer wheelbase....

Yeah, I generally much prefer a longer wheelbase. Whereas with most bikes the smaller sizes can really jump down in wheelbase length. (My preference is in the Rivendell Clem Smith Jr. range, give...
07-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Clyde1820

Given what we've been through, with this Covid...

Given what we've been through, with this Covid mess the past two+ years, numerous people have been forced to choose what's available versus what they'd prefer. Just as an example.

In a normal...
07-14-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By bruce19

40 yrs ago when I began cycling I was 5' 10 1/2"...

40 yrs ago when I began cycling I was 5' 10 1/2" with a 32.5" inseam. At age 76 I am 5' 8 1/2" but with the same inseam. Back then a 54/55 was perfect for me. And, that is also true today. If I had...
07-14-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By himespau

This, unless it has an unusually short top tube...

This, unless it has an unusually short top tube (or similar top tube length across sizes) and your goal is to raise the bars higher than the shorter head tube of the smaller size will allow (without...
07-14-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By t2p

it has become a challenge especially lately with...

it has become a challenge especially lately with the lack of inventory at many bike shops

sometimes need to get creative to find a/the bike in the proper size ... at local areas where bike riders...
07-14-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By t2p

hopefully you have many more years - including on...

hopefully you have many more years - including on the bike !

I did a significant amount of riding a couple of decades ago with two guys in their 70's - including some long challenging rides...
07-13-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By thehammerdog

my flexibility or lack there of is an issue as...

my flexibility or lack there of is an issue as lifting leg over bike can be difficult on a not so flexy day...on smaller frames it is easier.
07-13-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Sardines

Well not necessarily. Getting a 2x11 or 12, with...

Well not necessarily. Getting a 2x11 or 12, with a 10-42, and a 46/36 Ultegra crank, or a Pinion P1.18 will give the range of gears to do all that. You just need the proper tires and wheels to do...
07-13-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By t2p

I'd like to get on the list for Mrs DowneasTTer's...

I'd like to get on the list for Mrs DowneasTTer's bike when she is ready for the next bike

Thank you in advance for your support lol
07-13-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By t2p

I believe you are on the correct path - close or...

I believe you are on the correct path - close or getting close

bike / type : hybrid or gravel or endurance bike ; should provide the ability to run the tire sizes you desire and provide the fit /...
07-13-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By greatbasin

If you make the bicycle fit, then the frame was...

If you make the bicycle fit, then the frame was not a size too small or a size too large. Too large and too small are sizes where the stem, handlebars, and seatpost that you want to use do not...
07-13-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,307
Posted By Moisture

Rolla The way I am holding the bar now, my grip...

Rolla The way I am holding the bar now, my grip is swept back about 2.5-3cm behind the stem clamp line, at the very most. It is equivalent to having a 120mm or so stem with regular bars.
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