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07-25-22, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Moisture

I have since then forgotten about it. I haven't...

I have since then forgotten about it. I haven't used this bike for a while, in favour of my e bike and occasionally the Felt. The rear tire kept going flat after a tubeless conversion with tires...
06-25-22, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Moisture

Luckily with my long inseam and the design of...

Luckily with my long inseam and the design of this frame, I have the freedom of lowering the stem below baseline, which essentially puts me into a race position (plus a little extra chainstay length...
06-25-22, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Moisture

I agree with you. Ultimately, future options...

I agree with you. Ultimately, future options would probably involve some sort of gravel race /cyclocross bike to keep things entertaining, while this one sticks around as a more comfort oriented...
06-25-22, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Moisture

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06-25-22, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Moisture

koala logs I just noticed those marks on my bars...

koala logs I just noticed those marks on my bars in post #79. Not sure where they are from. I hold the bars in a position where I can easily reach the bottom part of the brake levers with my...
06-25-22, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Moisture

My posture is typically convex on my bikes bit I...

My posture is typically convex on my bikes bit I typically make a conscious effort to maintain a more or less neutral posture through the back when I ride.

This bike comes with a 110mm stem as...
06-23-22, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Moisture

It sure does look like it in the photos. ...

It sure does look like it in the photos.

Not at all in person.

Im not disregarding the fit of a professional. But I know how to set up my bike now.
06-22-22, 09:23 PM
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Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

I am excited to say that I have finally reached...

I am excited to say that I have finally reached my next major breakthrough with my frame fit... Since my inseam is about 2cm longer than average, assuming that these bikes are designed around the...
06-22-22, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Moisture

sounds to me like the standard purposes of your...

sounds to me like the standard purposes of your calves during cycling - to keep your spin smooth during the lumpy part of your spin - pulling up and out of the dead spot.
06-22-22, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Moisture

agree with the spin and better calf activation....

agree with the spin and better calf activation. Actively pressing into the pedal spindle with the ball of my foot by flexing it is helpful. But it seems to have thrown my saddle setback requirements...
06-22-22, 02:20 AM
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Posted By Moisture

I've settled with a foot position that slightly...

I've settled with a foot position that slightly favours the middle of my foot rather than the toes/ball of my foot like I used to ride. Bit of a compromise here, but even when using flat platform...
06-21-22, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Moisture

Those strap in pedals were super critical for my...

Those strap in pedals were super critical for my fit. Previously, I thought I needed an insane amount of saddle setback to compensate for a glaringly wrong foot placement. A simple foot repositioning...
06-21-22, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Moisture

I think it's time to revisit this thread with my...

I think it's time to revisit this thread with my latest frame fit... So I switched back to 46cm bars with a normal drop and slammed a 110mm stem as seen in this photo (5mm longer reach than stock...
04-19-21, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Moisture

Honestly, I really liked drop bars. As i...

Honestly, I really liked drop bars.

As i continue to adapt my riding position, I may end up switching back.
04-17-21, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Moisture

Well if its just for cosmetic purposes ill likely...

Well if its just for cosmetic purposes ill likely leave the cable stop the way it is.. but I should be looking into some sort of integrated shifters. My gt mountainbike has those but I don't like the...
04-16-21, 07:22 PM
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Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

Strikes a near perfect balance between agility...

Strikes a near perfect balance between agility and stability
04-16-21, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Moisture

I would prefer bar shifters. Whats wrong with...

I would prefer bar shifters. Whats wrong with this saddle? I wanna get a thinner one to motivate me to keep my weight off it. Ithis one will be useful for longer trips. I ride my bike a lot. I'm...
04-16-21, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Moisture

What are cable stops for? What sort of...

What are cable stops for?

What sort of shifters should I look into? Maybe some of those thumb friction shifters?

What about strap in pedals? I think I may have to go back to those, because I...
04-16-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 102
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Posted By Moisture

I've settled with a 120mm 3ttt stem off an old...

I've settled with a 120mm 3ttt stem off an old Colnago. I didn't except this longer stem to handle just as fast if not even faster than the 100mm SR stem its replacing. It fits me great.

I think...
04-11-21, 10:19 PM
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Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

im very happy with my Nishiki and don't wish to...

im very happy with my Nishiki and don't wish to go through the trouble of looking for yet another bike. I think I'll stick with it for now.
04-11-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

To summarize very briefly, I think that other...

To summarize very briefly, I think that other than stack and reach, you'd want to consider the chainstay length, and consequently how slack or steep the seat tube angle is. Then you'll get factors...
04-11-21, 03:35 PM
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Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

jma1st3r If I plan to use flat bars, what...

jma1st3r

If I plan to use flat bars, what sort of effective top tube length would you recommend?

I feel most comfortable with my 580mm top tube and a 130,140mm stem as of right now, for...
04-11-21, 02:16 PM
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Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

I feel like it's not actually set far back enough...

I feel like it's not actually set far back enough for me. I end up pedalling with the balls of my feet just in front of the pedal spindle. I would need to try a different saddle because the current...
04-11-21, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Moisture

Isn't it a normal top tube size for use with drop...

Isn't it a normal top tube size for use with drop bars?

Agree that for use with flat bars, I'll need a longer top tube and reach. I'm going to slam the stem almost all the way down into the...
04-11-21, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Moisture

my bike. Nishiki Olympic Tri-A. You made...

my bike. Nishiki Olympic Tri-A.

You made some good suggestions. Thank you.

i am buying a 130mm 3ttt stem off my local classifieds next week.

The handling has already slowed down...
04-07-21, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Moisture

What would you classify the tri a as in terms of...

What would you classify the tri a as in terms of fit?

"Sports touring bike? Aggressive fit?
04-07-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

Much better! Would going 120-140mm stem be...

Much better!

Would going 120-140mm stem be too long? The handling already slowed down enough. It feels fantastic at speed though.

140mm + flat bars i think will be the longest id want to go...
04-07-21, 07:21 PM
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Posted By Moisture

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04-04-21, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Moisture

I'm about 191cm. I switched back to my...

I'm about 191cm.

I switched back to my original 100mm stem yesterday. I'm very happy with the fit. I already have the bars comfortably below the saddle, but Im still not quite as low as i would...
03-30-21, 08:27 AM
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Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

I'm going to change to my original 100mm stem...

I'm going to change to my original 100mm stem today. I will upload pics of my bike with the current 80mm stem as well.

quite frankly, I am getting sick of riding so upright with my weight in the...
03-26-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

With that being said obviously its better to have...

With that being said obviously its better to have too much weight in your saddle versus your handlebars..
03-26-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

Towards the end of the first video where I speed...

Towards the end of the first video where I speed up a little is about the faster i can reasonably coordinate myself to spin. Beyond that, I begin to bounce and deliver the power a little too lumpy. ...
03-26-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

So my cadence isn't actually "slower than...

So my cadence isn't actually "slower than average" i gather.
03-25-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

So honestly, I do love the bike and all, but...

So honestly, I do love the bike and all, but considering thst I didn't find it comfortable with the stem and bars it was designed around indicates its not the bike for me despite the fact I've made...
03-25-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

By the way, I switched to this 80mm riser stem I...

By the way, I switched to this 80mm riser stem I had laying around. The "effective" length is 70mm. It feels much, much better than the 40mm stem after trying it out quickly. Its still not long...
03-25-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

I gave it a try. I completely dreaded it. It...

I gave it a try. I completely dreaded it. It wasn't terrible, but switching to a 40mm stem with the drop bars felt much better, yet still aggressive enough where I would still have to adapt to a...
03-25-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

losing about 30 lb of weight makes a big...

losing about 30 lb of weight makes a big different with your fit..



I do mostly pavement, some gravel and light singletrack. Mostly gentle rolling hills and flat pavement. Some steeper stuff...
03-25-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

And bottom line, if I don't wanna get low on the...

And bottom line, if I don't wanna get low on the bike, comfortably, with a much longer stem, im best off simply getting a commuter hybrid bike.

But everything on classifieds is super overpriced,...
03-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

As for rear brake, yes I'm planning to get a...

As for rear brake, yes I'm planning to get a longer recessed nut at the bike shop today. Old one snapped off while I was braking due to not being tightened enough..
03-25-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

Okay.. so unless I adopt a different riding...

Okay.. so unless I adopt a different riding position with a super long stem, this isn't really the right bike for the way I like to ride.

And you guys think that even 100mm for the stem wouldn't...
03-24-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

I'm thinking an 80mm stem would work best. But I...

I'm thinking an 80mm stem would work best. But I will try both 80 and 100 to see.

I calculated an average cadence of about 85-95 in the videos. I think thats pretty good! I'll practice...
03-24-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

Here's another video - ...

Here's another video -

https://youtube.com/shorts/dYzRei2cAR4
03-24-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

I agree with you. I will experiment with a few...

I agree with you. I will experiment with a few different stems and see how it feels.



by too small you mean the top tube length, right? Because based on standover clearance (not a definitive...
03-24-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

I feel like between 60-80mm would be good for me,...

I feel like between 60-80mm would be good for me, but I wouldn't want to go longer than 60. I have a 60mm stem laying around which I may try out.

What do you guys think of my spin and cadence...
03-24-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,561
Posted By Moisture

Moistures not so Unique Frame-Fit?

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