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Bio Fit, Ergo Fit, I just want the bike to fit.(3 posts)

Bio Fit, Ergo Fit, I just want the bike to fit.Wild Bill
Mar 30, 2001 5:04 AM
Help!!! I neede my bike to fit me.I am 5'7".
My inseam is 31 3/4" in my sock feet.From my crotch to my knee it is about 12 1/2"From the floor to my knee it is 19"
Sitting on the floor my back is 26' to the top of my sholder.
From under my arm pit my arms are 31'. From sholder to sholder I get 16 1/2" I wear a 9 1/2 shoe(43)
My bike is a Trek 5900 USPS 52cm. Frame(this is the perfect frame for me due to stand over hight.)
It has 170 cranks. I put a 42" bar on it. also I put a 120stem for my reach. I have an Easton carbon swept back post, and a Koobi TRI saddle. Two sets of wheels, Rolf Vector Pro's and Sestriere's that came with the bike.
I have Carnac Quartz shoes and Speedplay pedal system.
The bike is set up close, but no cegar.After 40 miles me ass is ready to kill some one!!!!!Please help Wild Bill
PS some of this is vauge but if you tell me what you need I will get it to you. Thanks to evey one that will help.
re: Bio Fit, Ergo Fit, I just want the bike to fit.Jiggy
Mar 30, 2001 7:24 AM
this is the perfect frame for me due to stand over hight (sic)

Why are you basing frame size on standover height??? That may be the root of the problem. IIRC, a 52cm Trek is equivalent to a 50cm c-c frame. All the numbers are great, but are you too stretched out or cramped? What is the problem? If it's your ass, then you probably just need to ride more.
RAISE the BARS.KK
Mar 31, 2001 5:50 AM
Probably the single most important factor to proper\comfortable fit besides the actual frame size is the height of the bars in relationship to the saddle height. I recommend that you try raising your bars to anywhere between saddle level or 1-2 CM ABOVE saddle level. Please explore www.rivendellbicycles.com for other helpful info. Hope this helps! It did for me. Best wishes.