After a bit of a bike ride...

.. with long downhill bits..

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cougie    pirate
08/10/2003 at 17:19
You should find that when your foot is at the bottom of the stroke, ie - the 6 oclock position, you still have a little bend in your knee. And you don't have to wiggle from side to side to reach the bottom of the stroke. Your bum should stay still on the saddle.
08/10/2003 at 18:32
Wear your normal cycling shoes. Push a pedal down to its furthest point away from you. This is normally a point just forward of bottom dead centre.

Sit as normally as possible on the saddle, holding on to a support of some sort. Rest your heel on the pedal and keep adjusting the saddle height until there is a slight bend at the knee.

When you then pedal with your foot in the correct position, the ball of your foot on the pedal, your leg will be at the right stretch for maximum pedalling efficiency.

Remember that if you change to thick to thin sole shoes for cycling in you may need to lower the saddle a fraction if there is a significant difference.
JJ

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