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another fit question..(4 posts)

another fit question..koala
Feb 12, 2003 11:09 AM
I notice while pedalling on the trainer my knees on the up stroke come within a centimeter of touching my elbows in the drops. On the road I dont notice it but in the boredom of the indoor workout in the mirror I do. Many others look more stretched out than this. No problem with the way it feels,BTW, and I spend 90 percent of my time on the hoods anyway.
Sounds like the way my bikes fit.dzrider
Feb 12, 2003 12:15 PM
Even more than the usual number of variables here. Length of forearm, degree you bend at the elbow, as well as the usual stuff. If it feels good it is good.
very common....C-40
Feb 12, 2003 4:42 PM
I use knee to elbow clearance with my hands in the drops, and fingers within reach of the brake levers, as one of the criteria for proper stem length. Any amount of clearance is OK. I don't care for knee to elbow overlap, but some riders tolerate it.

It's almost always possible to hit the back of the arm, above the elbow with your knee, if you crouch low enough.

The lower the handlebars are positioned, the less bend required at the elbow to get the upper back in a horizontal position. 9cm below the saddle works for me.
Thanks guys for your help.n.m.koala
Feb 12, 2003 5:24 PM