531colin wrote:De Sisti wrote:Different length top tubes, so seats postions are adjusted accordingly.
This is the bit that I (and many others) can't do.
I need to sit a fairly precise distance behind the bottom bracket (although in reality I suspect plus/minus 5mm is close enough, as I move about on the saddle anyway).
Having set the saddle setback, reach is adjusted with different stem lengths.
Saddle setback is critical for me because it governs how much weight is on my hands, and what proportion of pedalling "work" is done by quads vs. hamstrings.
I'm sure I'm much fussier over this in my seventies than I was in my thirties; in my thirties I think I could jump on just about anything and ride it.
I agree,as I've got older(not quite 70 yet)saddle position has become more critical for comfort,especially on longer rides not just that but saddle shape and type though that's a subject for another thread.