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Help, my post has Peyronies disease!(9 posts)

Help, my post has Peyronies disease!js5280
Feb 11, 2003 11:59 AM
But it's supposed to :-) Decided to try a forward seat post for the triathlon season. Have a seat on order too so I can swap it out it with my normal seat/post. $37 for the pair ($22 post Chucksbikes, $15 Selle Italia XO Trans Am Saddle at Pricepoint), lot cheaper than a new tri specific frame.
careful.....african
Feb 11, 2003 1:25 PM
I used a profile forward seat post all last season. I noticed that when I hit a bump in a corner (or small stone) the rear tended to bounce up and away, very freaky especially in a pack. Be careful as your weight is further forward. Enjoy...
Been thinking about a shorter stem. . .js5280
Feb 11, 2003 2:34 PM
I've heard that techinically the addition of aerobar means you should also lower and shorten your stem. Lowering is no problem, I have over an inch worth of spacers. If I do decide to lower the stem, I imagine it's not all that hard to just swap out the stem entirely. I imagine that should help a little with getting weight toward the back wheel. I'm excited for the new forward post though. The added seat pressure while in the aerobars is very noticable to me, hoping this helps that as well as improve my aerodynamics and running performance. Did you find that to be the case with the forward post?
Been thinking about a shorter stem. . .african
Feb 11, 2003 5:13 PM
I had a 130 stem with the syntace aero bars.
I changed the stem to a 110 and got fitted on the bike by the LBS. He raised my seat an inch and overall I felt a huge difference. I really seemed to be able to go faster and hang with faster rides.

I did a lot of races on this bike last year and all my training (1 ironman as well). I never had cramps on the run, before the forward post I had cramps in 3 races in my calf, caused me to walk a little but I got going again.

Your post looks like it has a less drastic forward angle than my one.

Overall I think it definitly helped me. But the bike did feel a bit skitish around corners and I was always worried I might loose it as the back wheel did tend to jump (not with the disc).

Cheers and enjoy the ride.
Sorry bout the big picture...
Wow, yeah not nearly as pronounced. . .js5280
Feb 11, 2003 9:15 PM
Mine moves the clamp about 1-1.5" forward, your's looks probably twice that. I didn't realize there was such a difference tween the two. Hope that moves me up enough. I'll have to experiment with all the adjustments though to figure what works best. I'm just happy to not fiddle with my existing seat position which works well for general riding. Beautiful Tri bike you got there. Be nice to have dedicated ride, but not in the works now.

Did you ever post on your IM? I love to hear about it. At most, I have a Half-IM in me. I hate running so a full IM has no appeal. I won't try a Half-IM though till I can knock off an Olympic with confidence. Last year was my first season, 1 sprint, 1 Olympic, 1 Xterra. Xterra was the hardest by far. Shorter than the Olympic but at altitude, 9,300-11,000 ft! I plan the same this year, but might add one more Olympic.
Wow, yeah not nearly as pronounced. . .african
Feb 12, 2003 10:28 AM
I will post on my IM in the tri section here.

I am selling the tri bike as I bought another frame I need to build up. The disc is one of a kind and makes the bike look better than what it really is.

I hate running too. But over the past few years I have got to enjoy it a bit more.

I would like to do Xterra one day.
Awesome, I look forward to hearing about it, congrats on the new frame (nm)js5280
Feb 12, 2003 2:14 PM
re: Help, my post has Peyronies disease!dotkaye
Feb 12, 2003 4:11 PM
cool. Please let us know how this works out - I'm leery of getting into handling problems with a forward seatpost, my bike-handling skills are marginal at best, add in aerobars and a forward seatpost and I fear the worst.. But the cashflow precludes any nice steep-angled tri frame, so you have me thinking..
Will post my findings. Still waiting for a seat and better weather (nm)js5280
Feb 12, 2003 5:13 PM