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Gear Talk / Re: New bike too big?
« on: July 22, 2011, 08:47:01 pm »
Wow, thanks for the in depth and informative comments, Bud. I do have a fitting scheduled at the LBS. They are a little backed up right now but I think asking questions and tweaking my fit before going in should help me discuss the fit when they do get me in.
As an aside, to happy riding, I did say up when talking about saddle adjustment when what I meant was forward.

Gear Talk / Re: New bike too big?
« on: July 15, 2011, 08:53:26 pm »
Thanks for all the info. Sorry to be slow getting back. I got a good deal on a used bike. So, new to me. It's a Surley LHT. 1 1/8 threadless. I knew I was on the edge size wise but deemed it worth the risk and was looking for tips to reduce my stretch. I don't think it's a real problem but I'm moving up from a hybrid and need to be cautious with overdoing it at my age. I moved the seat up about a half inch and it made a big difference. The handlebars are tilted downward which adds to the feeling of leaning too far forward I think. In viewing pictures of other bikes it seems to be about the angle of an average road bike but I've noticed many touring bikes have a more level setting from the stem to the hoods. I hope that makes sense. Any way adjusting the bars to raise the hoods a little seems like that might help. Are there any downsides to that?
sounds like I don't want a shorter stem due to handling issues. I think I will be fine anyway but would appreciate any comments on the bar angle.

Gear Talk / New bike too big?
« on: July 10, 2011, 01:54:13 pm »
Feeling more weight on my hands and elbows. Is this a sign of a bike being a little too big? Any adjustments I can make that might help?

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