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Help with fit update...(addl pics added)(12 posts)

Help with fit update...(addl pics added)aarontoy
Jul 30, 2003 2:01 PM
Sorry for this post update but I wanted to make sure those who replied to my earlier post saw the newly added pics in case there were more suggestions for helping me with fit. More pics posted and more questions based on replies to original post:
http://forums.consumerreview.com/crforum?viewall@@.efd43fd

1. What degree stem rise should i consider? stem length is currently 110. I'm considering a 130 or 140 based on replies I've gotten from the earlier post.

2. Who is S. Kelly?

3. Yes, an aero nightmare but i can crank out some serious wattage, I'm sure. been told i have a track rider's build.
re: Help with fit update...(addl pics added)OldEdScott
Jul 30, 2003 3:35 PM
Sean KellyOldEdScott
Jul 30, 2003 3:37 PM
Great Irish racer, mid-80s. LeMond's rival. Rode bunched up like you. Proved you can race and win bunched up, and with toeclips and straps too.
Sean KellyMR_GRUMPY
Jul 30, 2003 5:49 PM
When someone asks "Who's Greg LeMond", I'll feel really old.
Sean KellyOldEdScott
Jul 30, 2003 6:29 PM
Just explaining who the great Kelly was made me feel 390.
Kelly had AWFUL fitColnagoFE
Jul 31, 2003 6:16 AM
who knows what he could have done on a bike that actually fit him?
And this is later is hisOldEdScott
Jul 31, 2003 6:29 AM
career, and he's still using clips and straps. What a man!
Great sitting sprinter, with fast legs. Different than today.nmSpunout
Jul 31, 2003 7:00 AM
Who is Sean Kelly ?! .............El Guapo
Jul 31, 2003 6:49 AM
http://www.seankelly.com/article.php?sid=50
Your frame looks too small to me.pmf1
Jul 31, 2003 8:43 AM
Someone 5'8" would normally/generally ride a 54-55 cm frame. A 13-14 cm stem is pretty darn long. Try a 13 for the hell of it and get one that is at an angle (not 90 degrees) and flip it over to give yourself the most rise. What the hell, its cheaper than a new frame (which is what I think you really need).

Then again, if you're riding over 30 mph, why mess with it? At the rate you're going, another 6 months and you'll be racing in Europe! Sorry, couldn't resist.
re: Help with fit update...(addl pics added)MShaw
Jul 31, 2003 9:35 AM
Did you have this bike set up for riding with aero bars before you rode it for these pics? Is that why you have a behind the saddle set of bottles? www.slowtwitch.com has an article about bottles. I'd go read it.

It would also explain the hunched up position when riding on the drops. With an aero bar, you're trying to put your elbows where your hands are supposed to be the resulting position is going to be too high and too short to race crits/ride road.

Where are you? If there's no track around, I'd make sure I go find one! I'm built like you are and get a real kick out of racing track. I keep telling people that if the biggest hill I ever have to climb again is the banking on the track, I'll be perfectly happy. Noone that doesn't really know me never believes me.

Mike
must be a track rider...C-40
Jul 31, 2003 10:56 AM
You're about 45 pounds too heavy to be a climber.

Stem rise would depend on the rise you have now, your current saddle to bar height, and whether you find the height difference comfortable. There's no way to reccommend a stem angle without more info.