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Fitter on Long Island, NY??(6 posts)

Fitter on Long Island, NY??Tiboy
Mar 4, 2003 12:38 PM
I have the opportunity to have a frame built. The builder is in Colorado, he suggests I get a "fitting" close to home. There is one fella who tauts himself as a master fitter, charges $250 for the service, which will include the "blueprint" for the framemaker, details of tube length, angles, etc. $150 to fit you to an existing frame. I think this is kinda steep, afterall, I am not a racer, just an average Joe looking to get the best for my buck. I would like not to "have to" buy another frame for a while. SO, anyone know of a fitter on Long Island? Anyone have an opinion of the above?
re: Fitter on Long Island, NY??Live Steam
Mar 4, 2003 12:52 PM
Is the guy who you mentioned a chiropractor by any chance? A few friends went to someone, I believe he is in Manhattan, who is a cycling chiropractor with "expert" fitting knowledge and ability. They liked his service and the price is what you quoted.
Not sure about LI, but...dante
Mar 4, 2003 1:38 PM
I got a fitting done at my LBS (Julio Bicycles in Chappaqua, great shop), and they have a program from bikefitting.com. It actually has all of the equipment for measuring, and the results are sent out and returned via a computer program. It's includes everything that I'd want to order a frame (55.4cm ST, 57.3cm TT, angles, chainstay lengths, fork rake, etc). I'm not in the market to have a custom frame built, but was able to use that information to find out what sizes and manufacturers I should be looking at. You can see if there's any other bike shops that do it from the bikefitting website, or check out Julio's (it's in Westchester, though). Probably quite a bit cheaper than 250.

Hope this helps.
dante
Hey Dante....Horace Greeley
Mar 5, 2003 2:19 PM
You ride in that area? Just wondering, since that's my primary ride area. FWIW, Julio is a great guy, but the shop is $$$.
Is the fitter Paul Levine?davet
Mar 4, 2003 2:17 PM
If so, he probably has the best reputation of ANY fitter in North America. Go to the Serotta Owners forum http://www.hydromedia.com/phorum/list.php?f=3 and do a search for Paul Levine. There is a HUGE amount of info about him. He gets rave reviews from everyone.
Go see Fred (no relation)AFred
Mar 4, 2003 5:57 PM
at Carl Hart Cycles in Middle Island. I don't know much about chiro bike fitters who charge $250 a pop, but Fred and Nelson will take care of you. They are long-time Seven dealers and know how to size and order custom frames. Top-notch at fitting the tri-geeks. They helped a friend of mine with a custom order botched by another shop. They use the Serrota sizing sytem, but better than that they'll talk to you, remember your name and make sure you don't leave with wrong size bike. After they measure you up, do 'em a solid and buy something ;-)