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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    Curious what they did to adjust the fit. (Didn't you ask about that before?).

    I've gotten where I can fit myself on a bike, except road cleats. Ugh. Spacers and wedges require help. It takes time and experience, though. Finally figured out that if I measure from the center of the saddle clamp to the center clamp of the bars, then replicate that length on another bike, I can figure out the correct stem length, even if the reach is different. End up with same cockpit length that way. It's taken a lot of trial, but have also figured out what to look for in neck pain to determine whether bars are too high or too low, of if the reach needs to be extended a bit, or shortened.

    Makes a big difference in my bike fits. If they helped you correctly, you may be able to do the same with the way you are switching back and forth between bikes.
    I'm sorry I meant to answer this sooner. Briefly, we played around with the stems. He wanted to try an adjustable one, but realized he didn't have any. So I'll go back next week and finish up. Since I like to be a little more upright, the smaller bike would have created problems with the shorter head tube.

    This is the first time I've worked with this fitter. I had brief sessions with two others with mixed results. So far I like this new one. He started by asking me my concerns, watched me ride, and worked with me. He didn't just set up the bike to some formula of how things "should" be. He even suggested I try a Jones bar on the Vita.

  2. #17
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    So funny about the rabbits. We actually let ours mow the lawn. They are loose in the yard.
    2013 Specialized Myka FSR Comp
    2013 Specialized Ruby Sport (carbon)
    2014 Salsa Vaya 3 (steel)
    2014 Felt Z75

  3. #18
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    I am so tired of home remodeling also. I am working remotely at my vacation house while every floor in my other house has been ripped out (good riddance to the pink carpet). I was going to stay there, but after I stepped on a nail and needed a tetnus booster, I came to the other house. If I had a bit of forethought, I would have scheduled this while i was on vacation out of the country for a month this summer.
    2013 Specialized Myka FSR Comp
    2013 Specialized Ruby Sport (carbon)
    2014 Salsa Vaya 3 (steel)
    2014 Felt Z75

  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekDianna View Post
    I am so tired of home remodeling also. I am working remotely at my vacation house while every floor in my other house has been ripped out (good riddance to the pink carpet). I was going to stay there, but after I stepped on a nail and needed a tetnus booster, I came to the other house. If I had a bit of forethought, I would have scheduled this while i was on vacation out of the country for a month this summer.
    I only have one house and one bathroom. I want to be here for the bathroom renovation so I can be involved with the details and keep an eye on things. So I need to find out how many days it will be totally unusable (no toilet) and find a hotel or friend to stay with on those days.

    As for the new floor, they say they can be finished in a day. The challenge there is piling as much in the kitchen as possible to minimize the things the installers have to move around in the rooms where they are working. I even have to get everything off the closet floors. This is where having fewer bikes is a good thing -- I can put the mountain bike out on the balcony and store the road bike in my car.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  5. #20
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    Jun 2012
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    Was out looking at dishwashers over the weekend. One thing I didn't like with the Bosch was the bottom rack layout, it's quite restrictive. You have to put certain sized plates in certain sections. We actually took a few of our dishes and bowls with us to try out, you might want to do that. I looked at the Miele. They are very expensive (Canada) and other makes offered same options at a lower price. I wanted my new dishwasher to have a few things. Top rack had to be adjustable, cutlery rack not on the door, a third rack for small cooking utensils. Ended up buying a Maytag.
    To the OP......buy the bike
    No pressure No diamonds

  6. #21
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    Jul 2012
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    FWIW my sister has a very expensive Kitchen Aide dishwasher and hates it. She says the best dishwasher she's ever had was a mid priced Maytag. We're in the market for a new one. I hate my Frigidaire.
    2012 Jamis Quest Brooks B17 Blue
    2012 Jamis Dakar XC Comp SI Ldy Gel
    2013 Electra Verse

  7. #22
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    May 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek420 View Post
    Get the bike! Do it for us and the economy. We'll help you pick red accents.
    The bike actually comes with red bar tape and bottle cages, and has a white stripe. I might to go all black. Or maybe silver or gold, if it's not too "blingy". Or blue. I like blue.

    Funny thing, though. A couple of days ago I was out riding the red bike. I found a baby bird in the road and stopped to move him over to the grass. As I was standing there in the road, cradling a bird in my hands, I looked over at my bike, shimmering in the sun, and thought, "Wow, that looks sharp". The bird just blinked at me. He wasn't impressed.
    Last edited by IBrakeforPastry; 05-26-2015 at 03:40 PM.

 

 

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