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#31 BrianH

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:57 AM

recommendations on bike fitters, please.
Since I'm finished with my frame jig, I want to get my existing bike tuned in before
I start welding on the cyclocross frame (which I hope to have the bike done by the second
week of September)

One suggestion so far has been:
Seth Hosner at HPC. $250.00


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:04 AM

QUOTE (BrianH @ Aug 4 2009, 10:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
recommendations on bike fitters, please.
Since I'm finished with my frame jig, I want to get my existing bike tuned in before
I start welding on the cyclocross frame (which I hope to have the bike done by the second
week of September)

One suggestion so far has been:
Seth Hosner at HPC. $250.00


Seth is the husband of a friend of mine.

I went to River City for $100 and they did a good job. When I bought Maximus, I spent half the day at Cyclepath and they did a great job, but I also just dropped $2200 on a bike
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:08 PM

Another name out there is Michael Sylvester. I only met him once, and that was on a brevet ride last summer, not for a bike fit. However, a lot of people strongly suggest going to him.

Having said that, short of hiring a P.I., I don't know how to find him. Google?

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (TDG @ Aug 4 2009, 01:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another name out there is Michael Sylvester. I only met him once, and that was on a brevet ride last summer, not for a bike fit. However, a lot of people strongly suggest going to him.

Having said that, short of hiring a P.I., I don't know how to find him. Google?



http://bicyclefittingservices.com/

one of the surgeons I work with who's a big racer recommends him highly
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:10 PM

I have heard OUTSTANDING recommendations about Michael fitting abilities.

He's also more expensive than say, Bike Gallery fitters. Last I talked to him he was booked for at least a month out.

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:52 PM

Russell Cree has an office next to Ther.P Assoc on MLK, pretty sure he's using Retul, I could be wrong.

Bike fitting used to be pure art, now there are methods that folks subscribe to, e.g. Retul system, FIST, etc.

If it were me, I'd start with someone like that, especially since you are racing.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:53 AM

is the price difference between $50 bike shorts and $100 bike shorts worth the money? they all feel the same to me.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 08:06 AM

QUOTE (rizzo @ Aug 7 2009, 08:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
is the price difference between $50 bike shorts and $100 bike shorts worth the money? they all feel the same to me.

I like the Pearl Izumi Attack. I have three pairs of them. They're $75, so the middle of the price range you have listed. They have them at rei.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:00 PM

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My fiance is cleaning out our garage (yay). You can see pics here: http://portland.crai...1314141473.html

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54cm Litespeed Classic Titanium frame and Reynolds Ouzo Pro Fork. Both the frame and fork are in fantastic condition. The frame measures 54cm center to top and 52cm center to center on the seat tube, and 54cm center to center on the top tube. I believe the stand over height was 31"

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:27 PM

QUOTE (KellyG @ Aug 10 2009, 02:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My fiance is cleaning out our garage (yay). You can see pics here: http://portland.crai...1314141473.html

That's a damned good buy in my opinion.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:56 PM

QUOTE (innocentbystander @ Aug 10 2009, 02:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a damned good buy in my opinion.

He's trying to raise money for an engagement ring.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE (rizzo @ Aug 7 2009, 08:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
is the price difference between $50 bike shorts and $100 bike shorts worth the money? they all feel the same to me.


The cost differential is all about the quality of the chamois. (Mostly.)

Multi-dimensional thickness and multi directional stretch chamois are really nice and worth the $.

You don't have pay $100 to get those features, just read the chamois description closely, or look at it before you buy.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:53 AM

QUOTE (Joe T. @ Aug 10 2009, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The cost differential is all about the quality of the chamois. (Mostly.)

Multi-dimensional thickness and multi directional stretch chamois are really nice and worth the $.

You don't have pay $100 to get those features, just read the chamois description closely, or look at it before you buy.

what should i look for in the description and how should it look? thanks. me

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 09:30 AM

QUOTE (rizzo @ Aug 11 2009, 09:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what should i look for in the description and how should it look? thanks. me


Hmm, that's a tougher one to describe.

Usually multi-dimensional is a bullet.

A reference to "stretch" or "four way stretch" - something along those lines.

Every chamois is anti-bacterial unless it's a really, really inexpensive short, even those should have that feature.

As far as what they look like: They are usually segmented. You should be able to actually feel the differences in density, just poke your finger into different areas..

Usually the area that covers your sit bones, e.g. the rear & mid area of the chamois will be more firm.

Anyhow, these days the price diff may also be linked to a fit feature, how the short sewn and/or what fabric is used to get a better fit. Pearl Izumi uses biometric stitching on their higher end short, that along w/the pricier chamois means a better fit and more comfort.

Above $100-125 the "value added" features (carbon infused fabric?) are nice but probably lost on most folks, unless they really need to show up to a group ride in a super bling-y short.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:29 PM

I had a fit done by a woman named Ward at River City. She seemed experienced and knowledgeable and the price was relatively reasonable. A good fit will make you much more comfortable and efficient on your bike and is well worth the $$$.

As for Rizzo's shorts question, for rides more than a couple of hours I prefer bib shorts. They have suspenders basically and help to keep your "junk" (for lack of a better term) high and tight where it should be. The vast majority of the pros wear bibs. Of course a bib with a cheap chamois isn't much help either. I'm pretty frugal and just use a couple of different types of Performance brand bibs. One is the Century Gel and the other is the Elite. Pearl Izumi is a good brand that is more expensive but is also very durable.

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