Author Topic: Position  (Read 4484 times)

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Quel

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Position
« on: January 31, 2011, 08:58:51 PM »
Based on my single crappy  dimly lit photo....anything stand out to easily improve?  I'm thinking I've made a lot of the basic changes and need to go see a pro fitter to really dial it in.  But at the same time, I think I'd be pissed if I dropped $300 on a fit and little changed. 

What stands out to me is that my head could be lower, but this is the best it gets with enough comfort to last more than a minute or two.  Need enough comfort to last for an hour, and right now I can hold this position pretty much indefinitely.

I have 1cm of spacers under the stem up front.  So lowering that is a possibility to lower the head, but seems my back is in a decent angle as is.

(edited to remove old picture)
« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 01:55:30 PM by Quel »

ijen

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Re: Position
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 09:02:45 PM »
My suggestion is lower your seat a smidge to flatten out your back, but I know nothing.

shovelhd

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Re: Position
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 07:51:40 AM »
Go for the fitting. Who cares if he doesn't change much.

That said, you look just a bit scrunched. Maybe a cm or two further out on the bars.

Quel

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Re: Position
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 09:48:40 AM »
Go for the fitting. Who cares if he doesn't change much.

That said, you look just a bit scrunched. Maybe a cm or two further out on the bars.

Yah.  I guess the fitting will come eventually, but it's on the back burner compared to most other expenses (non-bike related) so it will be awhile.

I don't feel scrunched, but I see what you mean from the picture.  I think I'm actually sitting back on the saddle further than normal.

My home PC monitor died, so I did that on my crappy netbook and it took forever.  I'll upload a video when I get my new monitor and can actually work with video or bigger pictures.

Racer Ex

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Re: Position
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 11:10:43 AM »
Go for the fitting. Who cares if he doesn't change much.

That said, you look just a bit scrunched. Maybe a cm or two further out on the bars.

Not what I would suggest

shovelhd

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Re: Position
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 11:54:54 AM »
You are a much better judge than I, Ex.

shovelhd

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Re: Position
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 07:29:52 PM »
why don't you help him out, ex?

Racer Ex

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Re: Position
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 08:43:54 PM »
why don't you help him out, ex?

I'd want to start with some better pics; side shots with the pedal at bottom and top, and at least one frontal picture. They all should be from a normally seated position.

Quel

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Re: Position
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 09:12:36 PM »
Will do that tomorrow.  I kind of hastily threw up this thread cause I was toying with the video function on my camera that I never use.  I'll get something a little more useful.  With a higher/straight on angle instead of a bit lower and angled up.  Can't really see the back angle that well.  Anyways, I'm on it.

Quel

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Re: Position
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 10:53:52 PM »
Okay.  It's been a long time, but finally took a video.  Thoughts?  Seems like my helmet isn't mating up as much as I thought, but don't want to push it back and compromise any safety issues.  Maybe it's time to try out some others eventually.  Seems like my head is about as long as I can comfortable take it so far.  Ignore the tri dorkiness  :shh:

Let me know if you can't see it.  I can, but it's unlisted so I'm not sure if that screws with the embedding.



« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 10:57:00 PM by Quel »

EDR

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Re: Position
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2011, 10:58:32 PM »
Helmet/elbow/knee look good.  I'd like to see a front view though. 

Quel

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Re: Position
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2011, 10:59:08 PM »
That's a different stem and cable routing that the first picture from earlier this year btw. 

Quel

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Re: Position
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 11:04:40 PM »
Okay, let me see what I can do about another video there.  Pads actually used to be as far in as I could go, but took the pads out half an inch or so on each side because I felt like my breathing was constricted a bit and limited me way quicker than my legs in comparison to my road bike. That helped, but when I went to this lower stem, I found I was actually breathing much better than before, so that may have been the culprit. 

Quel

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Re: Position
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011, 11:24:30 PM »
K.


EDR

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Re: Position
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2011, 07:42:11 AM »
You are a small target for a hands down position, you've got a good elbow/knee gap. If I had one suggestion would be working on the 'turtle'.  Otherwise as long as your feel like you can make the power it looks good.