Help With Bike Fit

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SprocketGirl, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. SprocketGirl

    SprocketGirl spin... spin.. spin

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    my riding buddy tends to cramp a lot when we go on longer rides. you know anything out of the parking lot. at the mile point he barely can stay on the bike do to the discomfort.
    while i am not a pro fitter i thought i had him fitted pretty well. we have tried just about everything.
    here is a picture of him on his bike... any suggestions will be appreciated.
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  2. georgec

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    I think the bikes a little big for him, but I am no pro either.
     

  3. Weav

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    Do you mean crap alot. he looks like he's ready to have a bowel movement on that thing. My only suggestion would be to see if you can get a set of clip ins for those sandals, it might do wonders, or nothing at all, but it would be fun watching him fall over while trying to clip out.:D
     
  4. SprocketGirl

    SprocketGirl spin... spin.. spin

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    i had not considered a smaller frame good thought.

    i am ordering clips for him tonight that will be great entertainment.

    it does look like he is pooping his pants a little good point... that should make him lighter and faster however.
     
  5. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    It's because of his choice of footwear.
     
  6. DirtyBobbysBikes

    DirtyBobbysBikes Rollin Solo like Han...

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    That's sweet I want a little tiny road bike like that.
     
  7. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    My neighbors have a tiny Peugeot ten speed. I need to rescue it.
     
  8. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Sandals and clips, not smart.
     
  9. Grape Ape

    Grape Ape Younger than Hack Tavern Member

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    First his cramping is due to his worry of safety. You need to make sure before he rides he wears his helmet and gloves. His helmet should have a mirror on each side (for safety) He also needs to ensure he stays hydrated. You should get 4 bottl cages and attach them to the bike and put 2 bottles of water and 2 bottles of gatorade in them. then make him wear a camelback. The largest he can find. That way his safety and hydration are covered so he has no concerns and can just get in the zone and ride. When he is in the zone pain and cramps will not affect him. Jut make sure he is in the zone before you leave the parking lot.
     
  10. Weav

    Weav GiddyUp

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    yeah, but you'd provide a counterpoint to any comment fun.
     
  11. Garilia

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    eat more bananas. a banana seat for that ride might help too.
     
  12. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Has he considered a knee removal?
     
  13. littleman624

    littleman624 New Member

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    Awesome bike. I'll give you $20 for it.
     
  14. SprocketGirl

    SprocketGirl spin... spin.. spin

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    i had overlooked the importance of being in the zone... plus i had failed to realize he was not safe riding that way. thanks to everyone for the advice all has been considered besides the $20 offer