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Bike Fitting session in London/Home counties

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by gezza, 13 Mar 2008.

  1. just purchased a new spesh roubaix expert and would like to get properly set up for it,can anyone recommend a decent place,I know of two places-Cycles Dauphin at the top of Box Hill and Cyclefit in Covent Garden

    Any other recommendations and your expierience?

    Ta

    p.s they cant be too Arsey ,because i didnt purchase a bike from them !!
     
  2. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton

    Have you thought about plastic surgery or artificial limbs? I'd have thought it would have been better to have got sized up before buying the bike!
     
  3. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    That's what I was going to say. You should've been measured up before the bike purchase!
     
  4. i know what you are trying to say,and i was(56") the same as my last bike,i am trying to take it one step further ,what i mean is-: is my shoe plate position correct?,saddle position correct?,control position correct?(i.e bars stems,brake levers etc)my LBS store doesnt have the facility for this,or the other LBS'S around here where i live

    i just want to take it that one step further and make sure everything is positioned correctly,

    its not what the manufacturers decide is "just good enough" its how about "whats suitable for me"

    i have never in my life done anything like the etape,so just want to make sure everything is working properly for the big day

    sorry if it sounds like gibberish !!!!
     
  5. Tom87

    Tom87 New Member

    Location:
    Darlington
    No, that sounds very sensible. But, as I've just been informed in another thread, there is a website that can do exactly this.

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO

    You supply the following, as accurately as you can (best to get someone else do the measuring):

    Inseam:
    Trunk:
    Forearm:
    Arm:
    Thigh:
    Lower Leg:
    Sternal Notch:
    Total Body Height:

    And they supply the following:

    Seat tube range c-c:
    Seat tube range c-t:
    Top tube length:
    Stem Length:
    BB-Saddle Position:
    Saddle-Handlebar:
    Saddle Setback:
    Seatpost Type:

    Obviously you wont be able to change the frame size, but as long as that's correct, you are able to change stem length, saddle setback etc. the little things that I assume you wanted to change for perfection.
     
  6. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    'Top tube length:'

    good luck with changing that
     
  7. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Had you done it beforehand at the same place you bought the bike it would been at the very least discounted, if not free.

    When I had one done for a road bike they knocked the price of the bikefit off the bike, so it was basically thrown in for free. I wasn't a big fan of the inseam measuring device! :evil:
     
  8. Tom87

    Tom87 New Member

    Location:
    Darlington
    The guy doesn't want to change that. That's just one of the things it calculates for you.
     
  9. doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Co Down, Ireland
    Here's a place that has just started offering the first uk based retul fit. As it is really new to this country there really isn't any real user experience however it looks good on paper.

    http://www.bespokecycling.com/
     
  10. davidg

    davidg Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    Hello

    I am looking to buy something like a Trek 2.1 as have demoed a few at Evans, but am looking to get it sized up properly...

    I have ordered some stuff from primera in Bournemouth before but that is a long way to go for this esp if there is a problem after...

    does anyone know of shops in/near London that can fit this when I purchase this bike (if that is what I end up going for)?
     
  11. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    As long as the bike is in the ball park you're good to go, the real problems are if the bike is to big or it's way wrong with the bottom bracket/seat position. Hell I'm looking at a custom made handlebar with a 40mm stem reversed to get the bar shape I want & the right length (the bike is the right length with flat bars but I don't want flat bars anymore!).

    Let's face it, a bike shop fitting is adjust the saddle, a few shims on the stem & get you out the shop. It's about right but it's hardly likely to be perfect.
     
  12. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    ;)
     
  13. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
    Corridori @ drift bridge near Epsom. Specialized specialist.

    Paul Smith, Cycle expert who frequents these parts, is very good. A partial fit he did for me recently as part of the process for speccing a new bike has made an enormous difference to my existing bike (If you are reading, Paul, don't worry i will be back in soon!)
     
  14. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    some other thread bigs up the bike whisperer or such, sub £100 for what sounds like a pretty thorugh fit, centralish London
     
  15. davidg

    davidg Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    looks interesting...

    it is a mile from my flat! Uphill though!!