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Old 08-01-2016, 03:46 PM
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Bike Fit in Los Angeles?

Anyone know of any place to get a bike fit in los angeles? hoping for a place that wont break the bank. Im not a pro so nothing too crazy would work just fine.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:10 PM
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Anyone know of any place to get a bike fit in los angeles? hoping for a place that wont break the bank. Im not a pro so nothing too crazy would work just fine.
Nate Loyal.

http://loyalcoaching.com/
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:53 PM
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Cecilio at Orange 20 is fantastic. He got me dialed across all my bikes, which helped with some serious knee issues I was having. A+++
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:36 PM
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If you're in the Pasadena area, check out former Danish pro, Rasmus Andersen Sansone. He's been helping the area's U23ers and the Lightweight-riding CEO club types (not so athletic, not so under 23) get sorted. It's a holistic approach, fit and nutrition.

www.superbikefit.com

This is Rasmus The Dane
http://catella.cc/product/gmr-seamless-cycling-jersey/

Mention Catella for some Paceline-friendly pricing.
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:04 PM
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:15 PM
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^who?
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:30 PM
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She's a Cat 2.

IIRC there was a little bit of a thing because she tested positive for THC at a South Bay Crit.


FWIW, I am not a fan of Nate Loyal's way of fitting -- having seen the results on more than a few people. His "style" works for some but it kind've reminds me of someone doing a fitting by going through the Trek-Fitting-In-A-Box manual step by step and then comparing the final results with the illustrations.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:41 PM
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T, you think Bike Bling Steve has a better success rate? The cat's obsessed with feet and I know a lot of Westsiders worship his methodology. I've seen mixed results with those of more moderate incomes.
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:24 PM
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T, you think Bike Bling Steve has a better success rate? The cat's obsessed with feet and I know a lot of Westsiders worship his methodology. I've seen mixed results with those of more moderate incomes.
Steve bragged that he could fit someone with a tape measure and a level. That really effing irked me considering that I was paying him a lot for a fit. I literally said, "Will you charge me less if you turn the video camera + motion capture off?" The fit that did NOTHING for my issue and (I think, but I have no proof) caused another injury.

Not everything is snake oil.
In the right hands, everything can be snake oil.

But you have to remember what the LA market is:

Lots of $$ and a lot of consumers that are used to being right even when they're not.

Not sure if that answers the question but it's what I got.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:06 PM
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Steve bragged that he could fit someone with a tape measure and a level. That really effing irked me considering that I was paying him a lot for a fit. I literally said, "Will you charge me less if you turn the video camera + motion capture off?" The fit that did NOTHING for my issue and (I think, but I have no proof) caused another injury.

Not everything is snake oil.
In the right hands, everything can be snake oil.

But you have to remember what the LA market is:

Lots of $$ and a lot of consumers that are used to being right even when they're not.

Not sure if that answers the question but it's what I got.
So if both Nate and Steve are no good, who is good in Los Angeles?

I always thought that Nate was good for the weekend cyclist - AIDS ride rider - Team In Training rider. And Steve was there if you had big $$$ to spend and 1/2 a day to spend with him. I was told he charges $400.00 and spends up to 6 hours fitting you.

Who then?
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Old 08-06-2016, 03:14 PM
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Who then?
We had this discussion while riding a few years ago. The piece of the puzzle that seems to be missing again and again is that no fitter I know of (in LA) rides with the customer (I hope there is one though).

That said, the best fitting I've received was by Dr. Ira Schneider . But it wasn't just a fitting. It was addressing some issues I had, assessing my flexibility and then talking to me about my skeletal limitations.

Since the goal was to get me back into a racing position I got homework: exercises, miles in the saddle, taking notes on how my position felt as I logged miles.

IIRC it was a total of 4 visits (4 adjustments, 1 major fitting, 2 updates to the fitting). Less time, cheaper, better results than others.

YMMV


Note: It's not that I think Nate or Steve suck. I just think what the offer and what they charge are not in line.
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Old 08-06-2016, 06:15 PM
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We had this discussion while riding a few years ago. The piece of the puzzle that seems to be missing again and again is that no fitter I know of (in LA) rides with the customer (I hope there is one though).

That said, the best fitting I've received was by Dr. Ira Schneider . But it wasn't just a fitting. It was addressing some issues I had, assessing my flexibility and then talking to me about my skeletal limitations.

Since the goal was to get me back into a racing position I got homework: exercises, miles in the saddle, taking notes on how my position felt as I logged miles.

IIRC it was a total of 4 visits (4 adjustments, 1 major fitting, 2 updates to the fitting). Less time, cheaper, better results than others.

YMMV


Note: It's not that I think Nate or Steve suck. I just think what the offer and what they charge are not in line.
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In reading her Yelp reviews, besides them being glowing, it appears that she does ride with the person she is fitting. I believe I met her once on a ride in the Southbay, she seemed like a very nice person. She told me she was taught how to be a bike fitter by Steve ( for what that's worth ).
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:34 PM
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ah, it's coming back to me now. she's the moderately priced Steve
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:40 PM
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ah, it's coming back to me now. she's the moderately priced Steve
That doesn't seem like a bad thing!
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:12 PM
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That doesn't seem like a bad thing!
Sounds like a great thing! IMNSHO!
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