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I think that this is a bad advice you've heard (by many?). For pedaling seated, the seat has only one position; the proper one. See How do I determine the correct position for my bicycle seat? for info on how to set it correctly. Regarding the flab thing, as far as I know touching your stomach with your thighs (or any other part of your body) will not ...


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As others have said, what you're specifically suggesting sounds bad. Your seat will have a correct height, dependent on the geometry of your frame and the length of your legs. Period. Get it wrong and your knees will complain. But I can add something regarding fighting flab. I was around 105kg back in 2008, I've been about 75kg for the last couple of years. ...


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You likely need a bike fit. The body position for using aero should be quite different than riding on hoods. Unfortunately, there really isn't a good compromise between a road and a TT/aero position. I recommend getting a professional bike fit. I'm including the "quick fit" below, but there are too many factors in play and millimeters matter. If possible, ...


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To ignore what may be a bad idea in terms of bicycle posture and address what seems to be central to your question, which is the reduction of flab, you need to know this about flab: You cannot spot-reduce. With the exception of liposuction. Your DNA determines where your fat ends up. You know how some ladies have normal upper bodies but have very large ...


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Losing flab is a matter of eating less calories than you use on a daily basis. There is some debate about the 3500 calories = 1 lb of fat equation, but many studies have shown that it isn't Paleo, South Beach or (insert diet fad X here), but simple calorie reduction over time. If you want to seriously lose the weight, then I would find a calorie calculator ...


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I know this will affect the looks of the vintage bike, but I would personally put a quality threadless stem adaptor on the bike, then add a threadless stem. You can swap the stem around, flip it upside down, get fitted at your LBS, all without un-wrapping the bar tape, pulling at least one brake lever off, and removing the bars (which is a requirement for ...



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