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Bicycle Fitters in Philadelphia(9 posts)

Bicycle Fitters in Philadelphianazgul
Feb 26, 2002 6:26 PM
Can anyone recommend a good fitter in Philadelphia?
meishmael
Feb 26, 2002 8:41 PM
dont spend money on supposed fit systems..ive heard from a couple of people trained at fitting and theyve said that at best it can be used as a guide, its best to go with what is comfortable...how tall are you..
menazgul
Feb 26, 2002 8:55 PM
I'm 6'0", with an 87cm inseam. I'm currently on a 60cm (C-T)
Raleigh, toptube is about 58.5-59. I am currently running a 100mm stem and I feel OK when on the hoods, but cramped when in the drops. I also tend to get pain in my neck and shoulders when doing longer rides (2 hr+).
I will eventually be getting a new bike, so I want to make sure that I get the right size.
meishmael
Feb 28, 2002 5:12 AM
i was hopeing you would be 5 foot 8 and with long legs..i dont know about much else...but, generally i think its best to go for the smallest frame you can fit, and since youve been riding for awhile already i think you probably already have a good idea of what you want...dont go shorter than a 100 stem...ive just bought a new frame and its an aluminum semi-compact frame which might be a good idea for you because they generally have longer headtubes(get rid of the neck ache) and shorter top tubes (so you dont have to get a short stem with twitchy steering)...good luck..if you do decide to get fitted( which i think is a waste of money) avoid cycles bikyle, kyle is a famous dick..
re: Bicycle Fitters in PhiladelphiaMikeC
Feb 27, 2002 5:53 AM
Billy at Danzeisen & Quigley at the junction of Rt 70 and 295 in Cherry Hill, NJ is darn good. They have all the toys (size cycle, etc.), but that's just the starting point. They're about 25 minutes from the Ben Franklin Bridge.
re: Bicycle Fitters in PhiladelphiaDoctorNurse
Feb 27, 2002 6:58 AM
Also, check out Cycles BiKyle in Bryn Mawr just outside Philly...Kyle has fit literally thousands of people and is extremely experienced, and his shop has a fantastic reputation for service and selection.....His fits not only take all of your physical measurements, but he also discusses how, where and why you are riding, and what subjective criteria you have in your selection process for a frame....He guarantees that if you choose on of his bikes, all your measurements will fit the bike within 5 mm of perfect, and if you choose to buy a bike from him, he includes the cost of the fit in the bike purchase price...

He has a fantastic selection of Italian, custom, and other lo, mid and hi-end steel, Ti, and AL frames, and he and his staff seems like really cool cats....No I do not work for him, but I have been impressed with his operation...Check out his website...www.bikyle.com

Hope that this helps!

Peace

DoctorNurse
Cycles BiKylePhilly Flash
Feb 27, 2002 8:12 AM
He has also been called the Bike Nazi. Check out the archives at cyclingforum.com. A number of Philly posters there have mentioned that the shop looks down their noses at you unless you're a Cat 1.

Depending on your location, I'd recommend Alan's in Wilmington. Old-time shop with great service, and NO SALES TAX!!
bikyle is ok as long as you dont speak to kyleishmael
Feb 28, 2002 5:04 AM
he's a total snob and only speaks if you pay money...that supposed guarantee is rediculous, you cant guarentee a fit, and id like to see what happends when you tell him the frame doesnt fit and you need another
Alan's CyclesLen J
Feb 27, 2002 8:30 AM
On 202 just south of the Concord Mall in Delaware.

Very experienced, Good eye, Great Bike selection (All high end). His personality is quiet & cn come across as distant but he is a hell of a nice guy with an incredible amount of experience.

Len