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09-16-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By AnthonyG

Here's a technique to try. The fundamental...

Here's a technique to try. The fundamental principle is this. You do not stop, or start actually, in the saddle. You stop/start from in front of the saddle. To stop you place your weight on one...
09-02-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By AnthonyG

Give them try as you my like them. Yellows have...

Give them try as you my like them. Yellows have 6 degrees of float, blues have 2 degrees of float and reds have no float. One thing I will note is that blues and reds will need to be more...
08-16-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By AnthonyG

If it was just the expanding plug then it...

If it was just the expanding plug then it wouldn't have a hex bolt head in it.
I'm not 100% sure. I'd need to check it out in person to know for sure, unless someone else really knows for sure.
08-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By AnthonyG

The joys of owning ex elite race bikes. They...

The joys of owning ex elite race bikes. They were designed and built in the first place expecting that professional mechanics would be adjusting and cleaning them very regularly.
08-16-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By AnthonyG

I'd need to know more to be certain, yet I...

I'd need to know more to be certain, yet I suspect that the adjustment hex screw is the one underneath. I suspect that the top one is just a dust cap.
I'd want to find out for sure before trying to...
08-03-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By AnthonyG

OK, sorry that's not going to work without a lot...

OK, sorry that's not going to work without a lot of extra maths taking tire sizes and chainstay lengths and more into account.

The way that you should measure saddle setback is from the centre of...
08-03-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By AnthonyG

OK, well with shorter cranks on the gravel bike I...

OK, well with shorter cranks on the gravel bike I would have the saddle setback a little further than the bike with the longer cranks. Maybe not 10mm further back but a little further back non the...
08-02-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By AnthonyG

You sound like you are on the right track. Just...

You sound like you are on the right track. Just double check all measurements to make sure you know what you need to do.

Just had a though, make sure the crank length is the same on both bikes or...
07-28-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes the link is playing up for me now as well. It...

Yes the link is playing up for me now as well. It worked when I searched for it and first viewed it.
All the individual parts that make up the frame will definitely have come from overseas and...
07-28-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By AnthonyG

I'm not an expert yet here's a link (link...

I'm not an expert yet here's a link

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I don't know really yet I suspect that its the bottom bracket shell specifically that was British made.
All the parts, tubes, lugs, BB shells...
07-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,283
Posted By AnthonyG

One of the claims/excuses that may come up from...

One of the claims/excuses that may come up from the manufacturers is that they did used to make smaller wheel bikes but they didn't sell, and I do remember there being 650c wheel bikes for sale a...
07-21-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,283
Posted By AnthonyG

Bike sizing for small riders has been pretty...

Bike sizing for small riders has been pretty terrible from all manufacturers for quite a while but it did used to be better. Georgina Terry didn't invent small sized bikes and to be honest in my...
07-21-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,283
Posted By AnthonyG

Highlighted: And that's your problem. You've...

Highlighted: And that's your problem. You've managed to convince yourself that Westerners are SOO much bigger than Asians that you have just started making bikes bigger for customers that you...
07-11-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By AnthonyG

The "other guy's" insurance company lowballing...

The "other guy's" insurance company lowballing you is nothing new. Standard tactic. I'd definitely seek advice and assistance from your own insurance company.
07-04-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By AnthonyG

No. Not really. There is a range of crank...

No. Not really.

There is a range of crank sizes that will work for someone. I prefer just making a straight percentage calculation in a range from x 0.19 which is short to 0.216 which is quite...
06-28-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,472
Posted By AnthonyG

I've said this before, and I'll say it again....

I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Lightweight motorcycles use tires SMALLER than the 4" (100mm) behemoths on fat tire bikes.
The law of diminishing returns is LONG gone.
125cc...
06-22-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

I've said it before and I will say it again. ...

I've said it before and I will say it again.
Disconnect the power meter. Let it be the last thing on your mind. You need to soft pedal for a while at a highish cadence and be concerned about...
06-22-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 898
Posted By AnthonyG

The Giant does look a bit better to my eye...

The Giant does look a bit better to my eye although usual caveat that it may come down to the condition of the specific bike.
06-22-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 898
Posted By AnthonyG

Not withstanding the recommendations to buy a...

Not withstanding the recommendations to buy a second hand bike in the first place. BYK is a good brand for children's bikes. Giant are making some excellent children's bikes these days as well.
06-21-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

Well good luck with the fitting yet honestly I'm...

Well good luck with the fitting yet honestly I'm not sure it will work. The problem with a pro fitting is that these guys are usually fitting people with the idea of getting more power for them and...
06-21-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

You said above that you moved the saddle forwards...

You said above that you moved the saddle forwards from 7cm setback to 5cm setback, and now your thinking about shortening the stem. Your scrunching up your position. Moving the saddle forwards is...
06-21-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

I'm not talking about hanging on to the...

I'm not talking about hanging on to the handlebars for dear life. I'm talking about evening up and smoothing out your legs.
It will take work and time and your going to have to back off the power...
06-20-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

My two bobs worth. You need to stop chasing...

My two bobs worth.
You need to stop chasing power at this point and make a significant commitment to smoothing out your power delivery and balancing yourself.
This won't be easy or happen straight...
06-14-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By AnthonyG

Since you're new to road bikes, just buy the...

Since you're new to road bikes, just buy the largest you can at your size, ie, the 62cm. If you wanted to go racing its a possibility that the 60cm may work better since it gives you a lower...
06-13-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By AnthonyG

I had a look at and assessed the frame specs...

I had a look at and assessed the frame specs between the 60cm and the 62cm frames.
The short answer is, get the 62cm frame.

The longer answer is, it depends. Nominally what you need is a frame...
06-05-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By AnthonyG

Sorry, I'm not 100% sure of what your trying to...

Sorry, I'm not 100% sure of what your trying to describe to me.
Assuming the same saddle, the way you measure saddle setback is to place a rule/scale at the tip of the saddle, in the horizontal...
06-05-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By AnthonyG

There are SOO many things going on with these two...

There are SOO many things going on with these two bikes and the only way to get on top of what's going on is to carefully seperate out different issues yet the problem I see is that you are...
06-04-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By AnthonyG

If the setback measured with a plumb line is the...

If the setback measured with a plumb line is the same and you have positioned the handlebars the same with a shorter stem then yes, your balance over the BB is the same.
"Fit" is all about your...
06-04-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By AnthonyG

If you can get the same saddle height and setback...

If you can get the same saddle height and setback on a 52cm frame and a 54cm frame then its the same, but remember that this is all being measured from the centre of the BB.
Smaller frames next to...
06-04-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By AnthonyG

Sorry, my view is that you have taken an...

Sorry, my view is that you have taken an irrelevant detour. When talking about "fit", the reference point to everything is the centre of the BB. Balance between the wheels is an issue that can effect...
06-04-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By AnthonyG

KOPS is a reference point. Not the be all and end...

KOPS is a reference point. Not the be all and end all of bicycle fit.
KOPS usually works out at being a good compromise between performance and comfort for "Performance" bicycles. If your simply a...
06-04-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By AnthonyG

Sorry, I'm not in agreement with your premise...

Sorry, I'm not in agreement with your premise that balancing between the two wheels is how best to fit yourself on a bike. For bicycle fit the centre of the bottom bracket (BB) is the balance point...
05-26-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By AnthonyG

You really need to know the ETRTO size. Nothing...

You really need to know the ETRTO size. Nothing is labeled 25", yet there is a minefield of sizes that are called 26". ETRTO 559 is considered the 26" MTN standard yet there are plenty of other 26"...
05-22-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By AnthonyG

If too much weight on her hands is a problem,...

If too much weight on her hands is a problem, then moving the saddle back on the rails is the best solution.
Now this depends on priorities.
Moving the saddle back may or may not be the best move...
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05-17-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9,703
Views: 1,285,652
Posted By AnthonyG

To me it looked like he was reaching for the...

To me it looked like he was reaching for the brakes but with the bottle still in hand it didn't work out.
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05-16-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9,703
Views: 1,285,652
Posted By AnthonyG

It was the car taking the video's fault for...

It was the car taking the video's fault for slowing down. The first guy to fall was trying to take a drink but the car in front slowed down and as he went for the brakes one handed he fell.
It was a...
05-13-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

You definitely looked better with the 165mm...

You definitely looked better with the 165mm cranks.

Your talk of using a power meter is definitely a big clue. Your trying to push to hard/use too much power without first having sorted out your...
05-13-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

OK, well that definitely looks better to my eye....

OK, well that definitely looks better to my eye. Your knee isn't rising so high at the top of the stroke. How does it feel?
And now I agree that the saddle doesn't look low as is. You must have...
05-12-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

I'd like to see you try putting the saddle up 5mm...

I'd like to see you try putting the saddle up 5mm and see what happens. Try putting down 5mm and see what happens.
Take notes of how it feels/works for you.
The shorter cranks will help to smooth...
05-12-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes, your getting conflicting advice left right...

Yes, your getting conflicting advice left right and centre here.
Personally I would like to isolate one issue at a time and work through them first.

I think your leg angles are too closed up...
05-12-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

To be honest I'm not a fan of Hogg as he has...

To be honest I'm not a fan of Hogg as he has posted some ridiculous things on crank length.
Anyway, If the OP's saddle was too high I would expect to see a straight knee at the bottom of the stroke....
05-11-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

Have you guys got any references for these WILD...

Have you guys got any references for these WILD claims?
Seriously.

Being too high will cause you to rock and you will know quite quickly that your uncomfortable at that height. No injuries...
05-11-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

OK, if your unstable on the saddle when taking it...

OK, if your unstable on the saddle when taking it easy then the saddle has to be considered to be one of the culprits. I think that you have multiple fit issues going on yet getting yourself a...
05-10-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes, crank length changes things. If you use...

Yes, crank length changes things.
If you use Knee Over Pedal Spindle (KOPS)as a guide (guide only), then the saddle needs to go back with the shorter cranks, as well as up to maintain KOPS and this...
05-10-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

Lowering your saddle will not help as I suspect...

Lowering your saddle will not help as I suspect that its already too low.
There are lots of things going on with your fit and just adjusting the saddle height is not going to be the magic fix.
My...
05-10-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,182
Posted By AnthonyG

Maybe you just need a wider saddle. Saddles do...

Maybe you just need a wider saddle. Saddles do come in different widths because we aren't all the same shape and size.
Based on the pictures I would be inclined to raise your seat height as there...
05-03-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By AnthonyG

For the lady that's 4'9" the best starting place...

For the lady that's 4'9" the best starting place would be to look at 24" wheel juvenile Mtn bikes. I ride a Giant ARX 24 with some modifications (longer seatpost and a stem riser) and I'm 5'1"....
05-03-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,763
Posted By AnthonyG

Exactly. They are just sales features to grab...

Exactly. They are just sales features to grab peoples attention and create a desire to buy the bike.
For decades I have considered that cheap suspension systems are worse than useless but what do I...
05-02-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By AnthonyG

Slow leaks are nothing new and they are...

Slow leaks are nothing new and they are infuriating to find sometimes. If a leak is really slow then just keep on riding and pumping them up every day until it becomes a faster leak. The risk...
04-26-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes it changes everything, yet, the truth is that...

Yes it changes everything, yet, the truth is that the BB is the true zero, zero point in regards to bike fit. You don't move the BB, you move everything else.
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