Northwest Cycle fit

fitnesswontlie
fitnesswontlie Posts: 88
edited March 2013 in Road general
Sorry for this wooden question but I am in serious need of a bike fit as I cant seem to get the position i had with my Madone on my Domane and having ridden out a few days ago I have various aches in my back, knee, and neck. For years I have known my position and how to set my bike but the Domane isn't giving my the same riding positions when I make my adjustments.

My friend has highly recommended a bike fit and I have not had one before as I have never really felt the need to but he said you get a lot more from it than just a fit but a breakdown from of where and why your aches start.

Anyway could someone recommend one that is good as I havnt a clue. He said Retul but they are not local i am in Warrington area and Retul seem to be down south. Thanks in advance

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  • The Specialized Concept store in Chester has just been re-fitted and is now top notch for a bike fit, some very good knowledge there and I like the Body Geometry kit, sorted out a foot problem for me. I bought my bike recently from the sister shop next door "The Bike Factory" and have used the Concept store for a few adjustments.
  • NorthWales wrote:
    The Specialized Concept store in Chester has just been re-fitted and is now top notch for a bike fit, some very good knowledge there and I like the Body Geometry kit, sorted out a foot problem for me. I bought my bike recently from the sister shop next door "The Bike Factory" and have used the Concept store for a few adjustments.

    Thanks Dude so it's next door to Bike factory is it ? I know where that is then.
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Paul Hewitt Cycles in Leyland.

    But be prepared to give the credit card a bashing as the shop is a positive aladins cave of loveliness.

    Also if you are prepared to travel Adrian Timmis (Cadence Sport) nr Burton on Trent is excellent for fittings.
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  • napoleond
    napoleond Posts: 5,992
    I'm off to pedal precision at the velodrome in a couple of weeks.

    The last fit I had with Adrian Timmis at cadence sport was fantastic. Since then I've broken my back and shoulder, I'd go back but the price has nearly doubled...
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  • smidsy wrote:
    Paul Hewitt Cycles in Leyland.

    But be prepared to give the credit card a bashing as the shop is a positive aladins cave of loveliness.

    Also if you are prepared to travel Adrian Timmis (Cadence Sport) nr Burton on Trent is excellent for fittings.


    Just watched Adrian Timmis youtube video going through the bike fitting and I think I may take a ride down here as they seem very good. Thanks
  • NapoleonD wrote:
    I'm off to pedal precision at the velodrome in a couple of weeks.

    The last fit I had with Adrian Timmis at cadence sport was fantastic. Since then I've broken my back and shoulder, I'd go back but the price has nearly doubled...

    Just looked at this and if am honest i like the sounds of the Pro fit they seem to cover everything that I am interested in.
  • jscl
    jscl Posts: 1,015
    Big +1 for Richard at Pedal Precision. A truly great guy to work with to get the fit right.
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  • JSCL wrote:
    Big +1 for Richard at Pedal Precision. A truly great guy to work with to get the fit right.

    Thank you Sir you have made my decision to go this route so much easier now.

    What fit did you go for JSCL
  • JSCL wrote:
    Big +1 for Richard at Pedal Precision. A truly great guy to work with to get the fit right.

    Thank you Sir you have made my decision to go this route so much easier now.

    What fit did you go for JSCL

    As a followup I emailed Pedal Precision about 25 minutes ago only to receive an immediate response from Richard who booked my appointment for 1st week of next month. What a service, i look forward to having it done now. Will update once i have been.

    Thanks for recommendations on pedal precision.
  • napoleond
    napoleond Posts: 5,992
    I'm there on the 5th :)
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  • NapoleonD wrote:
    I'm there on the 5th :)


    Im there on the 3rd think it's the Wednesday.
  • napoleond
    napoleond Posts: 5,992
    Roger, hope it's good! Certainly sounds so. Cadence sport is £180 now, when I had mine done and used to recommend to everyone it was 100. That was a bargain, he's moved to a shop now so has overheads but that is a BIG increase.
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  • rozzer32
    rozzer32 Posts: 3,827
    I've been see both Adrian at Cadence Sport and Richard at Pedal Precision.

    Adrian was totally amazing and can honestly say it was the best money I've spent on cycling. But since seeing Adrian I've got a new bike, changed pedals and also changed shoes. I could never replicate my position to where it was spot on. So then I went to see Richard and he did sort out the niggles I had, however I never got as comfy as I did after the fit with Adrian.

    So I'm booked it to see Adrian again on the 20th April as I moved back to Speedplays and I've got 2 new pairs of shoes (I'm a bit like a woman I know). Luckily I booked when the price was still £150 so I avoid the recent hikes. Adrian does charge more than Richard but I don't mind paying that money as I know that I'll be fully spot on after the fit.

    That's just my personal experience and I know lots of people that rave about Richard and I know people that rave about Adrian.
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  • carl69
    carl69 Posts: 31
    I, ve also had a fit with both. Adrians fit was as expected excellent. After buying a new bike with a completely different geometry and being unable to replicate the position on my first bike I tried to get in with Adrian again but unfortunately despite numerous phone calls and E. Mails I got fed up of calls not being returned etc so was forced to look elsewhere. A few riders spoke highly of Richard at Pedal Precision so gave him a go. Top bloke and the fit for me was excellent meaning a comfortable experience even on long rides. He, s also very good if you have any issues ie back, knees etc giving me a series of exercises that have proved very useful at keeping a lower back niggle at bay. Also get a list documenting all your measurements to help with setting up other bikes. Good experience from start to finish.
  • napoleond
    napoleond Posts: 5,992
    carl69 wrote:
    I, ve also had a fit with both. Adrians fit was as expected excellent. After buying a new bike with a completely different geometry and being unable to replicate the position on my first bike I tried to get in with Adrian again but unfortunately despite numerous phone calls and E. Mails I got fed up of calls not being returned etc so was forced to look elsewhere. A few riders spoke highly of Richard at Pedal Precision so gave him a go. Top bloke and the fit for me was excellent meaning a comfortable experience even on long rides. He, s also very good if you have any issues ie back, knees etc giving me a series of exercises that have proved very useful at keeping a lower back niggle at bay. Also get a list documenting all your measurements to help with setting up other bikes. Good experience from start to finish.

    I've had the unreplied emails problem too... Another reason I decided to go to PP
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  • Bwgan
    Bwgan Posts: 389
    Not had one, but Graham Weigh have got a bike jig upstairs for bike fits
  • cyberknight
    cyberknight Posts: 1,238
    Can i ask a question ?
    I know the Adrian timmis is well regarded , hes only up the road from me as well but why cannot the OP replicate his ride position from the old bike to the new one ?
    Am i wrong in assuming that if you have saddle height, saddle setback from BB, crank length, reach to bars , drop to bars , bar width ,hood angle that you should be able to get it close enough.
    Both my road bikes are set up to within 1 mm for main fit and the nicer bike has a bit more drop to bars as the winter/commuter i prefer to be a bit more upright.
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