I hate my bike...

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by yenrod, 7 Apr 2008.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Specifically the frame..

    I just can't the get the power down...

    The HeadTube is too high and as much as I lengthen the stem its not a situ. for a bit of low'ness...

    I'm gonna have to get shut...& seek a new frame :girl:

    Anyone want a ALU frame :girl:
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    what do you mean you can't get the power down? are you sure it's your frame and not the rider that need's fixing?

    Alu frames are good for converting power in my experience, have you tried changing the cranks? they might be too big
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    From what you've said here it sounds as if the problem may lie with the rider. Specifically a lack of strength and core fitness.
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    I think he is trying to find an excuse to use the credit card
  5. OP

    yenrod Guest

    I can last the chainy's...

    Do 25mls in 1.30 (with lights - very hilly).

    It just is the frame size is specific to me - the seatube feels plenty far back (even though I adjust the seatpost to / in the middle of clamp) head tube the opposite ie steep.

    Its a 'ride in the park bike' rather than a 'go for it' bike...

    Moan bloody moan....
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    What frame is it ?
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    So what your saying is you own a hybrid or something and you want a proper road bike?
  8. OP

    yenrod Guest


    Ive got the one up from this size...

    If you take the actual dimentions; all they've done is: sloped the top-tube from a 23" bike.
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    that's a fine bike yenners.
    If it feels undoubtedly wrong but you can't pin down why, then go to a shop that does bike fitting and ask them to measure you up. Take your current bike with you, for reference - or don't, depending on whether or not you trust them to tell you it's wrong just so you'll buy a new one.

    Try having a test ride on some others.
  10. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    You do chaingangs Yenners. Is that with a club?

    Get a coach or someone experienced to look at your position on the bike. Are you too low or too far back?
  11. No expert here but I have looked at the Felt range and they do two specific ranges in the road bikes (as well as lots of others) one lot is designed sold as a softer more comfortable setup and the other a more full on racer.
    If you look at the two they really do not seem much different to look at but i guess the setup is different. If you can pin down the difference then you can see if it is really the frame that is the problem.
    It would be tragic to get a new bike and find you have the same problem. Have you tried borrowing another bike to try out?
  12. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    Sounds like a sportive frame and a racing frame, normally the difference is a longer head tube and shorter top tube
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