Going to smaller frame

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
DaveS
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by DaveS

rijndael wrote:I wasn't able to push the seat far enough forward.
I'm running the tip of the saddle 3.2cm behind the center of the BB.



That's very far forward - not normal, IME.

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by rijndael

DaveS wrote:That's very far forward - not normal, IME.
I'm OK w/ abnormal. It was the result of a Retul/Guru fit I had done earlier this year. It was double checked by the shop through which I purchased the EVO. Both fitters are pretty accomplished guys.

digitalnorbs
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by digitalnorbs

man, saddle at 75, for me that would be saddle sores for sure, and i dont think i can handle that kind of drop, i dont race, just like to ride, and when in form, ride hard just for me=) have kids and very little time, just trying to maximize my self, lol

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HUMP, can we get a pic of your bike, would like to see your set up, what is the saddle distance behind the BB

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I will see what I can get to you as far as set up goes.

Hard to see the bike, but this is me here: http://www.christopher-graphics.com/Oth ... &k=qGV7PjR

Better from the side: http://www.christopher-graphics.com/Oth ... &k=5s97MZZ

Another from front left: http://www.christopher-graphics.com/Oth ... &k=CX7PgZx

Had to throw this one in: http://www.christopher-graphics.com/Oth ... &k=HJwm33C

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digitalnorbs wrote:HUMP, can we get a pic of your bike, would like to see your set up, what is the saddle distance behind the BB

Saddle distance right now is about 7.6 ~ Some days I feel like it could go back a bit more. Saddle to bar drop is right at 11. I did order a shorter stem this week that should be here this week. Taking some needed rest from the bike this week, so I will have time to hopefully get it and put it on for a ride to see how it feels.

Other than that, my position is just an over the years work toward what I know I can train and race on with speed, power and some comfort. When I say some comfort, I could go for more comfort in exchange for the power and speed, but right now I am good with this set up going up to 5 or more hours and it actually gets to feeling better once I do get into that range.

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Hump, thanks for the pics, and nice win!!! can I ask you one more question, what is your distance from the saddle to the middle of bars.
when climbing, do you find your self cramped with knees hitting bars?

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Hump, one more, what are you on, is that an Evo or Caad

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digitalnorbs wrote:Hump, thanks for the pics, and nice win!!! can I ask you one more question, what is your distance from the saddle to the middle of bars.
when climbing, do you find your self cramped with knees hitting bars?


Saddle tip to CL of bars is 57cm.

No, I do not hit the bars and it actually allows me to sit over the BB more and pull on the bars. I also have a 1cm shorter stem coming to see how that feels, because there are times where I feel I could do better with a little shorter reach. That may come down to picking a different bar if the tops are too close with the change of stem, but I like my classic bend, so I may just have to live wit it.

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digitalnorbs wrote:Hump, one more, what are you on, is that an Evo or Caad


CAAD10 Force Racing 2013. I have had a long relationship with Cannondale and will continue as long as they will let me. I like the bikes and I have fond memories from earlier in my cycling adventure.

The things we changed are the cockpit (3T), saddle (San Marco Regale Racing team edition), and the race wheels (Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR Clinchers)

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thank Hump, are you rocking the 3t ROTUNDO

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digitalnorbs wrote:thank Hump, are you rocking the 3t ROTUNDO


Yes Sir! Have been for a while now, I have tried others, but always come back to those.

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Hump, one more question, LOL are you on carbon or al bars

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digitalnorbs wrote:Hump, one more question, LOL are you on carbon or al bars


aluminum cockpit, been down on them before and was able to get back up and finish. Teammate had some carbons and lost part of the drop in a crash.

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by digitalnorbs

Hump, you need to post a pic of your whip, in its full=)

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