[Yak] Bike Fit: Advice?
reed at notfine.com
Mon Jul 26 11:50:30 CDT 2010
On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM, John S. Allen <jsallen at bikexprt.com> wrote:
> To experiment: Assuming that you have a saddle, pedals and cranks that work
> for you, First thing is to the handlebars back so they don't force you to
> slide froward, and puladjust the saddle position up and down, fore and aft
> and tilt until pedaling is comfortable. You may find yourself sliding the
> saddle forward by a cm or two if you get to pedaling harder.
Good advice, John! But after reading your suggestions and Peter
White's fit page I'm left wondering about fore-aft saddle adjustment.
I ride Brooks saddles on all my bikes (a Professional in this case)
and they have notoriously short rails. The seatpost Bike Friday
provided doesn't seem to have much setback, so I just slammed my
saddle all the way back on the rails and assumed that would do pretty
In fact, I've done this on all my bikes. I've never thought much about
saddle placement. At some point I got the idea (probably from Grant at
Rivendell or Sheldon Brown) that all the way back is good for a Brooks
so I simply went with it.
Any suggestions on how I can tell if it's too far back and I should
slide it forward?
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