Just curious and I know it has come up somewhere here; What is the plumb bob method of setting your seat fore/aft position? Nose of saddle over ??? Just picked up a new saddle with a different shape.
... with pedal forward and cranks level with the ground.nzl62 said:Middle of knee drops through to middle of axle on pedal, as a starting point.
Ridnparadise said:Thanks everyone. Actually I have never measured anything other than by feel so I can't comment on my current position or what comes next. Was just interested to do the check after I set the new saddle up to see where I am relative to the starting point. I run a 100mmm stem and tend to sit a little above handlebar level, but am thinking adding some spacers under the stem, so having that starting point may be helpful.
New saddle just arrived. Should look good. Sella Italia Yutaak on an orange mojo. Hope my butt agrees. Oh and yes I do end up right on the tip of the current saddle when climbing steep grades. At the moment I am using a cheapo, but initially comfy Specialised that now sags like an old horse, so it forces me to move right forward. I prefer to climb seated so it feels quite OK to be on the nose anyway.