Bike Fitter? Nytimes.com

Via on Nov 24, 2008

During a two-hour session, Mr. Jacobs saw computer-generated data related to his problem. Lasers made precise three-dimensional measurements of his body. Range-of-motion tests were performed. Adjustments were made, and Mr. Jacobs’s pain dissipated.

Six months after the appointment, he was riding 200 miles a week, more than twice his previous distance. “It was amazing,” Mr. Jacobs said. “I haven’t iced my knees since.”

Just read this the other day. While I heart biking, I’m not so hardcore as all that, but…I know some of you are, so get ye road cyclists to this article.

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “Bike Fitter? Nytimes.com”

  1. So how is the average person supposed to correctly fit a bike to their body? That is the question I would like answered.

  2. admin says:

    1. Get rich, see above. That failing…
    2. …When sitting in bike seat, legs should be able to nearly (underlined) fully extend when feet are in pedals. When sitting in bike seat, you should be able to tippie toe stand on ground. Bike handles should be high enough (if commuter bike/cruiser) that when biking your neck and head are comfortably looking forward and your weight is not collapsing into your shoulders and hands.

  3. Do you happen to have an example picture that could be posted of how this would look.

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