cotterpins wrote:............That's interesting. Because I noticed that the saddle was pointing downward, and it wouldn't lift up at all. The only way I could get it to tilt upward was to remove the saddle and mount it backwards, then turn the whole lot [seat pin as well] round the correct way towards the bars. Saddle tipped slightly upwards now.
This bit concerns me. The saddle needs to be far enough back so that there isn't any excess weight on the rider's hands.....make sure the clamp holding the saddle is behind the seatpost, not in front of it.
The other bit that concerns me is the revelation that the rider is five feet or less in height.....getting a conventional 700c wheeled, drop-barred bike to fit somebody five feet tall is going to make the twelve labours of Hercules look a piece of cake....the current thread on this evergreen topic is here...http://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=106883&start=30
....and my basic guide to bike set-up can be downloaded from here http://wheel-easy.org.uk/ride-calendar.html....click bike set up in the yellow box.