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Tin Pot




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Critique my fit Reply with quote

This is setup as per my pre-buy fit numbers from the nice chaps at DOE in west London.

I've taken it apart and put it together a few times, strangely I seem less sure of the saddle position being per fit numbers than when I first built it.




Don't think we can upload vids?

Feels quite comfortable and I don't seem to have trouble running of it. Only thing I couldn't do is get the pads wide enough for the fit, but I don't seem to feel any tension in my arms.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like quite a tight hip angle. Could you stretch the front out a little and rotate foward on the saddle to open it up? Doesn't look like you could raise the saddle. Another option would be a shorter crank.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the bike fit I'm aiming for:


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Tin Pot




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jgav wrote:
Looks like quite a tight hip angle. Could you stretch the front out a little and rotate foward on the saddle to open it up? Doesn't look like you could raise the saddle. Another option would be a shorter crank.


Yeah, it does doesn't it? The saddle is about 30mm setback from the BB, the fit says only 3mm which might explain it.

Problem is I can't figure out why the saddle doesn't reach that far forward anymore ???
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
Jgav wrote:
Looks like quite a tight hip angle. Could you stretch the front out a little and rotate foward on the saddle to open it up? Doesn't look like you could raise the saddle. Another option would be a shorter crank.


Yeah, it does doesn't it? The saddle is about 30mm setback from the BB, the fit says only 3mm which might explain it.

Problem is I can't figure out why the saddle doesn't reach that far forward anymore ???


Saddle forward and up would help...if you can get it there. It definitely looks better in the fit picture.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time i've commented on one of these, but i'll say what I see. In the first picture your knee looks very squashed to the chest, I was expecting the second to show the knee bent a bit but it's quite straight. I would ask what size is the frame (S,M,L) and the crank length, as said, they look like they maybe should be shorter.

in comparing it to the 'ideal' photo, the guy on the fit bike has more level forearms and has a more open shoulder angle, your elbows are more directly below the shoulder. What stem length do you have?

Regarding the saddle, is that an Adamo, they always sit a bit back as they don't have a nose I think
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
Jgav wrote:
Looks like quite a tight hip angle. Could you stretch the front out a little and rotate foward on the saddle to open it up? Doesn't look like you could raise the saddle. Another option would be a shorter crank.


Yeah, it does doesn't it? The saddle is about 30mm setback from the BB, the fit says only 3mm which might explain it.

Problem is I can't figure out why the saddle doesn't reach that far forward anymore ???

Having just got back from a fit with DoE, I was super impressed. On the last bit, from my experience this evening, drop Ben an email and ask him?!

For the others, I believe both images are Tin Pot. The second is him on the guru rig and the initial ones are his bike trying to replicate it
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've emailed Ben.

I posted up thinking I was more or less there, but as I uploaded the others I've become less and less sure.

The angles are only a bit off though.


Hands down a bit, elbows back a bit, saddle forward a bit, lifting the torso up a touch...may do it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tritalk advice is really going downhill these days - its becoming painfully obvious there are too many new people commenting without taking into account the bleeding obvious.

1. The hedge needs trimming

2. The fence needs painting

3. The patio needs a powerwash.

Some people need to get with the correct protocol on bike fit comments .....



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need a posh bin shed too, so you don't have to look at them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought bins were a compulsory part of all bike fit photo's, he probably got them out specially.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
You need a posh bin shed too, so you don't have to look at them.

It's called permanent bike storage for when, after weeks of fiddling, you still can't get the same #%*!ing fit as on the test rig.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bars lower, saddle forward and possibly shorter cranks/raise saddle tad.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, my fitter likes it and I've verified the saddle position with him. I might make some very minor adjustments, seat down a few mm, seat forward a touch, and the bar angle down a few degrees.

I think it looks better in motion (plus a spot the pussy competition).:

https://youtu.be/0Slt6k8OTB0

Not published anything to YouTube before so let me know if it's fecked.

Incidentally the bins *are* strategically placed. To hide the mountain of plastic recycling.
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