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Offline Dave In Odessa

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Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« on: February 20, 2008, 12:42:52 PM »
I'm at the point in the hobby where I'd like to get a good fit for my bike.  I didn't buy my bike from an LBS so I've just played with the seat positioning.  However after 3-1/2 hours at Boyette, my lower back is hurting and my palms/wrists are sore/numb. 

So who do you guys  recommend in the Tampa area for a good solid bike fit.  Not interested in anything crazy, just matching the seat/stem/bars to me. 
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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008, 12:45:32 PM »
Call Abner at Links cycle works. He is on Johns road just West of Benjamin.

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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008, 01:01:45 PM »
Awesome.  A couple of the guys that I work with go exclusively to Abner and they recommended him for a fit.  I just didn't know how good of a "fitter" he is.  A good mechanic doesn't necessarily mean they are good at fitting, know what I mean?
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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008, 03:27:40 PM »
To quote Abner, "Fitting is an art not a science" go talk to him I think you will come away with the feeling that he is a bike artist :D

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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008, 03:34:19 PM »
Not only is he an awesome guy, he has the coolest tools.

You won't walk out of his shop feeling ripped off, you'll learn a LOT about bikes, your bike will actually get repaired and not just mask the problem.

Call him, 813-888-7900.

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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 04:59:05 PM »
Abner IS the man. He hooked me up. ;)

-Always buy from your LBS and support all those who support our/your sport.

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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 08:28:11 PM »
Amen, Red Trail.

Also, if you go to Abner with a print out of a website or an ad in a mag. he will do his best to match that price or come within a handful of dollars.

Plus, he will usually install it free of charge.

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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 09:13:34 PM »
I agree with that. Not only will your LBS usually install most things for free, you will have an advocate if you have a warranty issue. Plus you are suporting the local economy.

 I have been happy with my LBS, but I keep hearing great things about Abner, I think I will check him out. How long has he been there? What lines does he carry?

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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008, 10:35:52 PM »
I agree with that. Not only will your LBS usually install most things for free, you will have an advocate if you have a warranty issue. Plus you are suporting the local economy.

 I have been happy with my LBS, but I keep hearing great things about Abner, I think I will check him out. How long has he been there? What lines does he carry?

He's been there less than a year I think, I just recently started going to him. From what he's told me, he's going to be moving shops soon to a large shop in a nicer area, but not far from his current location.

I know he carries Chumba and he's the only FOES dealer in Florida. I'm not sure what other lines he carries off the top of my head.

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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008, 10:51:29 PM »
Cool, I will check him out!

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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2008, 10:00:17 AM »
Is he the same Abner that used to be at AJ's?
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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2008, 12:04:42 PM »
Is he the same Abner that used to be at AJ's?

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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2008, 02:59:27 PM »
Abner IS the man. He hooked me up. ;)

-Always buy from your LBS and support all those who support our/your sport.

My current bike is a $300 Iron Horse that I bought from Dicks.  I've had the bike almost a year and have been completely satisfied.  It was my first MTB and now that I'm hooked, I'm starting to think of upgrades.  My future bikes and parts I'll try to buy locally, but if you don't ride a Trek, GF, or Specialized, its tough to buy a bike locally.
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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2008, 03:50:58 PM »
That Iron Horse has a very strong frame, it is a good base to build off of if you want to. You will be able to find anything that you want to upgrade it at one of the local bike shops. Most aftermarket parts are designed to work well on many different brands of bikes.

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Re: Who do you recommend for a bike fit?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2008, 03:53:25 PM »
Yeah, the Iron Horse has been a great bike so far and I won't get rid of it when I upgrade, but I'm a big guy so I really want to go 29".  I'll still do some minor upgrades to the Iron Horse, just for comfort.  But I really want to get fit to the bike so I'll know what the proper fit feels like for my next bike.
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