Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
8/7/08 12:09 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
W

I can't agree more. In fact I'm setting up an appointment to be re-fitted for my bike. I do not think I was ever fitted after the aero bars were put on 20 yrs ago.

The LBS tech guy said don't be surprised of the changes ... I told him I will not be surprised if it will allow me to be more comfortable in riding longer distances.

Jim

 current weight: 229.0 
 
238
226
214
202
190
WONGERCHI's Photo WONGERCHI Posts: 3,889
8/6/08 1:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
LIMEY:
Definitely get thee down to the LBS and get yourself fitted for the aerobars.

I got fitted for my road position and then went back to get my aerobars done - what I thought was a simple fit turned out to be a couple of hours adjusting, tweaking and moving! We changed the length, width, pad angle, aerobar angle and probably a couple of other things that I can't remember. Then we tweaked the seatpost and saddle fore-aft and nose angle to get a decent position - I actually found a better road position out of it too!

Don't get fitted too aggressively at first, get a more comfortable fit and then adjust as necessary. I've lowered the aerobars a touch (took out a spacer) since my last fitting but that's about it. If you're fit right, your TT position should be relatively stable - the handling will be a little twitchy at first but you get used to it. The only problem is changing gears.

If you do end up getting a TT bike, then make sure you get a really good fit.

In God we trust, all others bring data.
- W. Edwards Demings

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
-P.Z. Pearce

Specificity, specificity, specificity.
-Andy Coggan

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
- Frank Kotsonis


 current weight: 190.0 
 
210
202.5
195
187.5
180
LIMEYRUNNER's Photo LIMEYRUNNER Posts: 632
8/4/08 9:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will roll down to the LBS, however by saying temporary I am, hoping if I do really well in my first one (however I will quantify 'really well' I don't know) I will start saving for a tri-bike thus making my street bike with tri bars a temporary situation. :)

I think I will say if I come in halfway up my age group..I will start saving. :D

JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
8/4/08 9:41 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Go to the LBS to be fitted properly. Why are you hoping this is a temporary thing? Then why put them on in the first place?

 current weight: 229.0 
 
238
226
214
202
190
HEALTHYGAL01's Photo HEALTHYGAL01 Posts: 3,484
8/1/08 8:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Is there an expert fitter at your LBS or tri store? That is how I get my bike adjusted - fit is critical for performance, comfort and injury avoidance.
Sara



"The education of a man is never completed until he dies." R.E.Lee
"She who laughs lasts" MaryPettibone Poole


 current weight: 190.6 
 
277
245.25
213.5
181.75
150
LIMEYRUNNER's Photo LIMEYRUNNER Posts: 632
8/1/08 2:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Like so many people I have added aero bars to my road bike. I hope it's a temporary situation but I wnant to be able to make sure my body geometry is 100% what is should be.

Does anyone know how to get this done?

Thanks
Simon

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Cycling - Road, Mountain, Fun, Racing General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Help for muscle fatigue while biking? 8/21/2013 10:03:56 PM
Cycling & Weight Loss / Riding In The Heat 6/29/2014 9:53:03 AM
What to Look for in a Good Bike Shop 6/3/2013 3:59:05 PM
March 2014 Riding Challenge 4/1/2014 7:09:40 PM
December Riding Challenge 12/31/2013 8:00:55 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1670x17285025

Review our Community Guidelines