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Bike seats way high in Argentina. Why?(4 posts)

Bike seats way high in Argentina. Why?Continental
Apr 21, 2003 6:36 AM
Are there any Argentines on RBR? I landed Sunday morning in Buenos Aires and saw many cyclists out for a Sunday ride. I noticed that about 80% of the serious riders here (those with drop bars and cycling clothes) tend to have their seats up so high that their legs are almost fully extended at the bottom of the pedal stroke. Most also mash along at about 60 rpm. Most of the Monday morning bike commuters on single speed heavy steel bikes have their seats adjusted so that there is about a 20 degree bend in the knee at the bottom of the pedal stroke. Why do the serious cyclists here have their seats so high? Is it from coaching or is it just style? Do you consider those with lower seats to be ignorant or uninformed? How do you say "Fred" and "Poser" in Argentinean Spanish?
so now we are worried about Argentine posers? ;-) nmDougSloan
Apr 21, 2003 6:45 AM
Evita Peron liked them that way nmmohair_chair
Apr 21, 2003 6:51 AM
re: Bike seats way high in Argentina. Why?swvegg
Apr 21, 2003 1:08 PM
Fredrico.