Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - I'm 6'4"... size with bullhorns?
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02-10-05, 09:22 AM
Hi all, I decided on getting the Flite 100. Now, I'm concerned about size. I've never ridden bullhorns, but know for sure I want them (they look so cool!). Anyways, would you reccomend a 57, or a 60, considering the fact that bullhorns (the nashbar ones to be exact) will stretch my position out a bit on the bike.
This is my campus beater, so I'm not looking for a race fit. Simultaneously, I'm not looking to be bent over with my seat 10 inches above my bars.
I say 60cm with a short stem. But I like short stems.....
Is there anywhere you can test one out? 57 and 60 is a bigger difference than say 55 and 57.
Ya Tu Sabes
02-10-05, 10:49 AM
I am also 6'4", and I think you are better off with the smaller frame. Right now I ride a 60 cm (not a KHS, but still), and it's a little frustrating because I've had problems finding a short enough stem for bullhorns (when I'm in a bullhorns mood), plus I think it's sometimes nicer, in terms of control, to have the clamp out over the middle of the front wheel instead of back a bit (although this is less of a problem for you, since the KHS doesn't have a raked fork like my road conversion does). I think you're always better off erring on the small side, 'cause it's easy to get a long seatpost and stem, and I think the feel of a slightly smaller bike is nicer anyway.
02-10-05, 10:59 AM
A sixty would probably even be small, though it depends upon your proportions. I'm 6' and am comfortable on say, 56-58cm frames.
As someone else stated, you probably shouldn't buy a specific frame size because you want to run bullhorns, just get a shorter stem.
02-10-05, 11:08 AM
It really depends how you are proportioned.
I'm also 6'4". I would definatly have to go with the 60, I wouldn't even consider a 57. Right now I happily ride a 60cm track frame with 60cm top tube and 120 stem with bullhorns. My road conversion is 62cm with a 59 TT and 120 stem. All of which is useless to fit you to a bike, so go test ride a few bikes and find what works best for you.
02-10-05, 11:15 AM
I'm trying to keep this fairly inexpensive, how long is the stock stem on the 60cm?
I do have a shortish upper body.
I ride a TCR1 XL with a 90mm stem btw.
I'd go shorter/smaller then. I like keeping the bike really twitchy, quick and responsive. This isn't a road bike.
This, in my opinion, is one of the most reasonable sizing guides.
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