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My position in the drops

nakita222nakita222 Posts: 341
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How is it, any advice in improving it, I feel like I am a little bit upright.

THX

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  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,412
    Ermm,lankey is the first word that came.

    Love what you did with the transfers though,looks the dogs,gotta get mine like that.
  • SlackSlack Posts: 326
    Assuming the saddle height is correct, the front end looks a tad low to me.
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  • PseudonymPseudonym Posts: 1,032
    edited June 2011
    Slack wrote:
    Assuming the saddle height is correct, the front end looks a tad low to me.

    as above - the lateral reach seems about right, I would say you look a little bit stretched vertically on the drops. maybe could do with the bar/stem slightly higher....
  • Buckled_RimsBuckled_Rims Posts: 1,648
    There's a few bike fitting calculators around, but here's a good one with a video to show how you can measure yourself at each stage. You can only but try and see if it offers a better fit.

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


    Love the bike :wink:
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  • HerbsmanHerbsman Posts: 2,029
    Heh, I love the picture.

    You look a bit like me but skinnier!
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    Aw man. Those Sidi's are hilarious
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  • nakita222nakita222 Posts: 341
    Why do your legs look like my arms ?

    :D

    for the same reason your penis looks like my big toe
    :D
  • Freak :D
  • GarzGarz Posts: 1,155
    Bend your elbows and lean forward more.
  • #7rider#7rider Posts: 24
    Great kit !

    Even with lower stem you may be still too high, have you tried a larger bike ?
  • Longer stem.
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  • ZachariahZachariah Posts: 782
    Love the pic - gave me a good laugh. You forgot to highlight the Di2 shifters, of course.

    As already said, longer stem and/or saddle further back is the only physical way to flatten the back on that bike. However, you already look thinner than a credit card so wind resistance may not be an issue - if you're comfy, go with it!
  • lemoncurdlemoncurd Posts: 1,428
    Time to give the custom frame man a call.

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  • freehubfreehub Posts: 1,447
    Never seen a head tube so long! Must be like 10" :shock:
  • nakita222nakita222 Posts: 341
    freehub wrote:
    Never seen a head tube so long! Must be like 10" :shock:

    I know what you mean :oops:
  • nakita222nakita222 Posts: 341
    nakita222 wrote:
    freehub wrote:
    Never seen a head tube so long! Must be like 10" :shock:

    If you know what I mean
  • dawebbodawebbo Posts: 456
    nakita222 wrote:
    nakita222 wrote:
    freehub wrote:
    Never seen a head tube so long! Must be like 10" :shock:

    If you know what I mean

    Maybe that's what's slowing you down :-P
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 8,191
    haha funniest pic. nice one. :D
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  • oldwelshmanoldwelshman Posts: 4,733
    For racing look a bit far back and too high to me, +1 for longer stem and also suggest a frame respray :D
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