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Anyone tried the bike fit?(2 posts)

Anyone tried the bike fit?ride24-7
Jan 26, 2002 5:43 PM
Just curious if anyone else has tried to fit themselfs useing the kevin lippert web site? I read his entire article before I attempted the fit and thought that it seemed pretty thourough until my friend and I actually attemted the fit. The end resultes had us slamming our cleats all the way foward on our shoes and sliding our seats all the way foward on the rails. I really dont have too much confidence that this is going to be the correct settings so if anyone has tried this fit, please shed some light, especially on the area of the knee he has you drop the plumb line from. If no one uses this fit guide, which one do you recommend? Thanks for the help.
Sounds like he's a time trial coach...tuffnick
Jan 27, 2002 6:27 PM
I read your post saying he told you to push your cleats and saddle all the way forward and I immediately thought he was pushing you forward in an attempt to do 2 things:
1) get you low in a tuck or aerobars.
2) get the maximum power with a big (or bigger gear) at a low (or lower cadence)
Both things you do for a time trial... and sure enough I go to the website and see that he has a picture of a time trialer.

The way I've set up my bikes and as unscientific as this is is to center the cleats on the shoes... center the saddle on the rails and put my saddle at a position where my heal touches the pedal with my cycling shoes on. Simple as that... after that ride with it and if it doesn't feel right experiment.