I'm putting this is the café because I don't intend for it to be a 'how to' or contain any kind of recommended advice as I feel everyone's circumstances are unique... Re bike fitting, I have 5 bikes and each have, understandably, different measurements (except saddle top to pedal axle, they'd be pretty much the same). I guess that's stating the obvious to some degree as they are different bikes for different rides. The 2 'closest' bikes (in terms of purpose / set up) are my racer and my audax bike - but even there the reach on the racer is shorter, it has a smaller frame and the saddle is set further forward in relation to the pedal axle. I'm less less tucked up on the audax bike but both bikes are comfortable for me despite their quite different set ups.... and I've ridden 200km plus rides on each. So I guess the question is, are there any other factors in set up that ought to be considered other than just the straight forward numbers? Do all the 'numbers' also need to be considered in relation to each other, and the bike/purpose? Obviously, certain purposes require compromise in other areas to provide the best position, e.g. a bike set up for maximizing a sprinter's power output is perhaps not going to be suited to touring. Are there people that can, within reason, get on anything and have a comfortable ride?