Pic of the Day No.25

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  1. When I look at old photos of Cycling it always looks like the riders have their saddles 3 inches too low compared today’s riders.

    Why is that ?
    Good question Rocket. When I started in the late fifties the “correct” saddle height was obtained by placing the heel on the pedal (wearing thin soled cycling shoes) and adjusting the saddle height so that the leg was dead straight. I don’t think that is too different from today’s position. I find the fore/aft position of the saddle a far more difficult nut to crack. Cyclists worry if their saddle should be six or seven cm behind the bracket yet on a recumbent it is three feet behind the bracket!

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