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Bike fit help in Seattle(7 posts)

Bike fit help in SeattleOperaLover
Apr 26, 2003 11:14 AM
Two friends want to get fitted for road bikes in Seattle. Any reccomendations for shops or individuals to provide this service. They would rather pay for some top notch service on fitting only, rather than be obligated to purchase from a shop or builder in return for "free" advice. Any suggestions?

Thank you!
Not in Seattle..............davet
Apr 26, 2003 1:20 PM
......but in Portland, at the Bike Gallery on Sandy Blvd. Michael Sylvester, one of the founders and long-time practitioner of the Serotta Fit System. He also is an advanced Yoga teacher, which in my mind elevates him to a high platform. Michael fitted me in January, and I bought a new Calfee based on his measurements. The Calfee is spot-on. I recently commissioned a custom bike by one of the premier builders in the U.S. The builder had me take body measurements, which I sent, along with the measurements taken by Michael Sylvester. The builder agreed with everything that Michael had said and only disagreed with one measurement, the stem, and there was only a 1cm difference between the two.

Regardless who you have do the fitting (I vote for Michael Sylvester), ask questions, and answer the questions asked of you realistically.
You're doing it the CORRECT way....coonass
Apr 26, 2003 2:49 PM
Also look to your local Bike Clubs for recommendations of a good 'fitter'.
There is nothing worse than buying a bike that the frame is entirely wrong....bad ride every time !!!
One more contact....coonass
Apr 26, 2003 3:00 PM
Here is the site for the Seatlle Bicycle Racing Team....they should be an excellent source of who would give you a good fit:
Bon chance!
re: Bike fit help in Seattlephatlizard
Apr 26, 2003 3:02 PM

This is the list of stores in WA that use the "Fit Kit" system.

The system that has a good reputation here in Europe you'll find @
They list a "Shop" in Seattle called "Bikefit" phone: 206-789-1337!
Not sure if that is a shop or their US distributor!
I also think you should go that way - money well spent if the result is a perfect fitting bike!

One last time...coonass
Apr 26, 2003 3:07 PM
Here's a site to educate yourself on what a good 'fitter' should be taking into consideration while fitting you for your frame..(I rode a non-conforming frame for almost 20 years, then got fitted; and two custom frames later, I'm still a happy camper :))
re: Bike fit help in Seattlestratslingr77
Apr 27, 2003 8:48 AM
If you don't mind driving to Tacoma, Spoke and Sprocket is really good at fitting. It's a lot closer than Portland anyway. Here's their website: