Picked up a MINT 105 double for 30$ off ebay.
I had the Lynskey professionally fitted a few days ago. I'd used the DIY Wrench Science way a few times, but it wasn't working. Knee pain and various numb spots after 75 minutes or more of sitting in the saddle.
It's now $160 and a couple of hours later, and I have a 10mm shorter flipped (low) stem, dropped a couple of spacers from the steerer, cleats moved a couple of mm back, and my seat is a few mm lower and farther back.
Before (I made a few adjustments after this picture, but it's close):
I took it on a 50 mile ride last night, and while my knee pain and numbness were mostly gone, my lower back was killing me by mile 40 or so. The fitter did mention that I tend to hunch when I ride, and bending at the waist and keeping my back straight is the way to go... maybe that'll help, but 20 year old habits die hard. If it doesn't get better, I'll go get it adjusted.
Oh, I also put on a second King SS bottle cage and rotated the tires.
MK4Jetta- I'd start with the Wrench Science fitting system. It might work well for you, as a lot of people seem to like it. If that doesn't work, then it might be worth the time and money to get your bike fitted by a professional. I'd just make sure that you go to somebody who knows what they're doing... it seems that a lot of places just throw your measurements at a machine that spits out some numbers, and that's not really ideal.
i think white striped tires would look better- just at times too much blue? dont get me wrong- I evny your bike.. on the level that I cant really speak in comparison to my usa caad8. If you keep the blue tires, then black bar tape! Oh and Hutchinson makes GREAT long lasting tires. Performancebike.com has great deals on tires all the time.
New seat (Fizik Arione CX), handlebars (FSA Wing Compact), tape (Zipp), pedals (Look Keo2MAX), shoes (Giro Factor), crank (170mm, 50/34 Compact), wheels (2011 Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL), tires (Continental Gran Prix 4000s) and an updated fit with a much more aggressive geometry.
Scott CR1 Pro by N. Paglia, on Flickr
A few changes to my Raleigh Cadent. Swapped out the stock 'ergo' style handebars with Nitto Noodlebars, installed a bell and a mirror.
Swapped out the Ultegra stock deraileur for an XT reverse normal type
Installed the kickstand from my BOB YAK.
Swapped out the titanuum Brooks for the sprung Brooks, and put on the Nigel bag
All this for my upcoming Mt Evans ride! I'm not too worried about speed going up a 14,000' mountain. Or weight, since this is an unsupported ride. I'll be happy if I can just maintain 8 mph!
Went from a stem with about 9 degrees of rise to a 0 degree rise stem on the Motobecane(also 10mm shorter to compensate for the rise change). The new fit is much lower feeling and was very comfortable on my way to work. Peaked at 36 mph on my way home, maintained it for about 2 minutes. I think I can at least partially attribute that to the change of shoulder and hip position because it didn't feel AS brutal as really high speeds in the old position did.
1998 VW Golf Mk.III 5dr/1960 Porsche 356B T5/1980 Honda CM400E
"I drive an '81 Jetta with a Scirocco engine, Rabbit front fenders and multi-colored doors. There's a spiderweb fracture in the driver's side windshield, and a dented bumper sticker that says 'praised are the lowered'"
I cut up some rubber scraps and made a front mud flap that extends from the fender all the way down to road surface.
Today's morning commute to work was rainy. What better time to to test the effectiveness... and I have to say it is the single most awesome bike accessory I have ever installed!
Finally able to mount a troublesome tubeless tire thanks to a newly acquired air compressor. Still need to swap the rear cog for a 20t, throw on a new chain, and add another scoop of Stans to the front to get her ready for her first trip to the mountains. Heading up to Dahlonega for Fools Gold next week. Can't wait.
just got my new S1 professionally fitted. Seat went up a bit, back with a slightly forward drop. Stem is now at a 100mm with 7 deg. from 90mm and 6 deg. Also had it slightly adjusted/rolled down for while in the drops. Now ready to go on another ride to get re-aquianted with my rocket
Last edited by MK4Jetta; 08-18-2011 at 10:09 PM.
Me changed the bar to a set of FSA Wing pro compact 400mm, totally changed the feel of the ride for the better, before I couldn't get down on the drops for longer than 10mins, it just didn't feel comfortable, and going downhill was simply dangerous. Now I can be in the drops for long periods of time and going downhill is awesome! and for some reason, it seems to absorb bumps better too..