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					GETTING FIT FOR
     YOUR BIKE
                   Bicycle Fitting
            Getting the right bike.
• Stand with your feet on the floor and the
  bike between your legs. There should
  be at least 1 1/2 inches from the top tube
  to your crotch.
• A raised stem may be necessary for
  taller riders to reduce back strain during
  riding.
                   Bicycle Fitting
            Getting the seat right.

• Women - should keep it level or
  slightly down. They also need a wider
  seat.

• Men - should keep it level or slightly
  elevated.
                    Bicycle Fitting
             Seat height steps one.
• Heel of the
  foot is
  placed on
  the down
  pedal. The
  leg is
  straight but
  not locked.
                    Bicycle Fitting
              Seat height step two.
• Ball of the
  foot is placed
  on the down
  pedal. The leg
  is slightly bent
  about (thirty
  degrees).
                  Bicycle Fitting
           Seat height step three.

• When pedal is
  up the knee
  should be
  well below
  the thigh.
                   Bicycle Fitting
           Fore and aft of the seat.
• With the pedals at three
  and nine the forward
  knee should not extend
  beyond the center of the
  pedal for that leg.

• Nor should it be behind
  the center of the pedal of
  that leg.
                  Bicycle Fitting
          Fore and aft of the seat.
• Loosen the allen
  bolt that holds
  the seat clamp
  just enough to
  move the seat.
  Make the
  adjustment as
  needed.
                 Bicycle Fitting
       The brakes and bar ends.
• While seated on the bike the riders open
  hands should rest comfortably on top of
  the brake levers with no angles.

• The bar ends should be at 45 degrees or
  more.

				
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