Re: [CR] Cockpit positioning question


Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic

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Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 07:19:01 -0500
From: Ken Freeman <kenfreeman096@gmail.com>
To: r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
Cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Cockpit positioning question


This is probably the most subjective aspect of bike setup. There are some formulas out there, but there are also people who say the forearm measure works, the knee clearance thing works well, the plumb line from the nose, axle occlusion, or hand/axle position.

Ultimately it's that you have to find the position that works, not so much the method.

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 12:15 AM, r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who responded On and Off List.
>
> To clarify for some have asked - My question was prompted by a noted frame
> builder's comment in a magazine interview concerning road bike fit.
>
> The builder mentioned several important factors one of which is "...to get
> the proper weight distribution on the bike." To achieve good weight
> distribution, "...hands should be positioned over the front wheel axle. This
> ensures that you don't have too much weight forward or back for even
> handling."
>
> Yes, "hand position" is vague (re: drops, hoods, flats?) so, I asked the
> list were there axles align with respect to the bars.
>
> I hope to answer all off list comments soon.
>
> Thanks, again.
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard Cielec
> Chicago, Illinois; U.S.A.
>
> --- On Wed, 1/19/11, r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> From: r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
> Subject: [CR] Cockpit positioning question
> To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 9:51 PM
>
> Ahoy !
>
> With respect to setting-up several bicycles of various sizes, I am seeking
> the "Wisdom of The List".
>
> May I ask please: Where does your front axle align with your
> handlebars/brake lever? That is: as viewed from the side, where does the
> front axle align fore-aft with respect to handlebars/brake lever?
> For instance: On one of my bikes, the axle aligns immediately behind where
> the brake cable passes through the brake lever body.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Richard Cielec
> Chicago, Illinois; U.S.A.