Torpedo Level

How do I sit on a bicycle correctly?

How do I sit on a bicycle correctly?

Forget the smart-aleck answers and look at Sheldon Brown's classic post on bicycle fit and positioning:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html

I can always tell an uninformed cyclist by their position from a distance. First mistake is pedaling on the instep instead of balls of your feet (pedal clips or clipless pedals solve this problem). The other is seat height: lots of bend in the knees on downstroke. Too many people, and almost all children, are taught that you set your seat height so you can put both feet flat on the ground. THIS IS WRONG! Your legs should be almost fully extended on the downstroke. Watch a pro on television sometime for an illustration.

I don't recall if Sheldon addresses this, but level your saddle with a carpenter's torpedo level, making sure the bike is on a level plane when you do. Some prefer a little down tilt, some prefer a little up, but it's best to start level and modify from there for individual comfort.

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Klein Tools 9309 Magnetic Torpedo Level
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IRWIN Tools 1794155 9 Magnetic Torpedo Level 150 Series
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Cross Hatch Torpedo Laser level Never used
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Swanson SVT011 11 Inch Savage Aluminum Torpedo Level with Neodymium Magnets
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JOHNSON 40 6164 7 1 2 Inch Magnetic Torpedo Laser Level with Softsided Padded
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Checkpoint Laser Torpedo Level INCLO MATIC with LCD Digital Readout
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Grace USA 9 Wooden Torpedo Level MADE IN USA Wood Vintage Style Carpenter
Grace USA 9 Wooden Torpedo Level MADE IN USA Wood Vintage Style Carpenter
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Laser Level Torpedo David White
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Stanley 42 465 Magnetic Torpedo Level 9 Aluminum
Stanley 42 465 Magnetic Torpedo Level 9 Aluminum
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Sale Johnson 4500M Magnetic Torpedo Level 9 Aluminum
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LaserMark 57 LMTL30 16 Laser Torpedo Level Layout Tool USED
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