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Paging "Chriscpa"(3 posts)

Paging "Chriscpa"High Gear
Jan 29, 2003 3:02 PM
You having someones custom frame may be your problem right there. You could be riding a real slack seat tube angle frame. Maybe we can figure out the angle with a few measurements. With the bike on a level surface, drop a plumb line from the top tube so that it intercects with dead center of the bottom bracket, mark a line on the top side of the top tube when you find it. Now measure from that line to the center of the seat tube, on the same plane as the top of the top tube. I need that number. Now take a tape measure and run it along the center of the seat tube and get a measurement from the center of the crank to where in intersects with the top of the top tube. With those two measurements I or someone else on this forum can figure out what your riding and if the Look is for you.
re: Paging "Chriscpa"chriscpa
Jan 30, 2003 4:44 PM
Yo! I am here. Sorry I didn't get back soon, as you can see I am a cpa, and now is tax season.

This is really a long story. But here is how is started. I always think I was set up for a right position cos I took my bike for a bike fitting section ($95!) And thinking the bike should be smaller cos the seat is all the way forward. But then I did the plumb line test myself. When My knee at 3 o'clcok position, My knee was about 4 inch AHEAD of the bb.
Thank you brotherschriscpa
Jan 30, 2003 4:58 PM
LOL, My seat is all the way forward now. Now my knee is about 1/2 inch ahead of the BB. I tested on my trainer, it feels great.

Which bring me to another question. Why pay for a fitting section? It is always good to ASK and LEARN and be a do-it-yourselfer when I have brother like High Gear.

I will do the measurements, and got back to you.