DIY bikefit on a turbo !

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  • DIY bikefit on a turbo !
  • Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Just set up the road bike on my turbo (found it under a big pile of stuff, felt a tiny bit guilty) and had a brief pedal.

    While on it, spotted an old mirror in the opposite corner

    Set that up and found 2 things:

    1) Damn! – I’m purdy
    2) Saddle seems to be a genuine inch too low

    (I sort of deliberately had my saddle low at the start of this year because I had a poorly calf – seems I forgot, or maybe it has slipped)

    Currently 3/4 inch higher as I chickened out of the full 1″

    mrblobby
    Member

    If you’re interested in this sort of thing check out the BikeFastFit iOS app.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Cheers MrB, can’t say I’m very big on this stuff but might become interested if I smash the local strava scene to pieces next time I’m out for a bimble

    hypnotoad
    Member

    You can also do this without a turbo, if you ride past a building which is mostly glass it acts like a mirror.

    When I first put my road bike on the turbo the saddle felt too low. I raised it and forgot about it until I used the bike on the road again. It instantly felt too high and I had to stop and lower it. It wasn’t much out but just felt wrong.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    I find the turbo’s great for finding weaknesses in fit, if something’s not perfect then 30min on the turbo sitting in the same position finds it. Same with saddles, I had the same one for years, then got a turbo and went through about 6, now there’s no discomfort at all over 100miles.

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