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Old 07-17-07, 10:47 AM   #1
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Bike too small for me?

I was just wondering...since I am 5'8" and 124 lbs, would a 19.5" top tube be too small for me? I have a 2006 GT Compe if you would like more info.
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Old 07-17-07, 12:21 PM   #2
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If you ride it and you feel comfortable with it then its not to small, the size isnt really what i pick with its how I feel on the bike.
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Old 07-17-07, 12:40 PM   #3
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I'm only 5' and I ride a 20" toptube comfortably. So I would say yeah, it's too small.
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I am around 5'10"(last time I was measured) and i have a 20" toptube and I really wouldnt want a bigger one. Of course I only ride dirt trails, never long distances so I guess it kind of depends what your doing.
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Old 07-17-07, 01:03 PM   #5
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I am around 5'10"(last time I was measured) and i have a 20" toptube and I really wouldnt want a bigger one. Of course I only ride dirt trails, never long distances so I guess it kind of depends what your doing.
True, 'cause I race with a 20" toptube.
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Old 07-17-07, 05:26 PM   #6
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I'm 5'7" and I have a 20.5 TT which is way more room than I need. Basically, it all comes down to preference.
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I've never rode less than a 21 and never will get a 20.5 and it will feel nice or better yet a 21
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Old 07-17-07, 06:28 PM   #8
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If you've never rode anything other than a 21", then how do you know that nothing else would feel better?
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im 5'10" and rode my friends FIT AM and couldnt stand how small the top tube was
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Old 07-17-07, 07:55 PM   #10
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The thing is that when I perform Barspins, my Bars end up hitting either my knees or my balls. Sorry, if that's too inappropriate to say here.

Well it doesn't hit when I stand.
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Why are you sitting? I never sit, of course i don't really do barspins.
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If it feels to small, it's to small. If it feels ok, then it's ok.
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Seated barspins, hmm. I should try those sometime...
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Old 07-18-07, 05:29 PM   #14
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I was just experimenting around with seated barspins, not that I do it...It's the overall feel of the bike, its not coming to me. That's why I will get a new frame.
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im 5' 4" says the cops when i got a ticket a couple weeks ago. i dont really know what mine is but it feels right, so whatever fells right. but 19 seems really small.
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Why did you get a ticket?
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no headlamp or light.
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HAHA, I almost got a ticket for that last night. He warned me and a friend about it and said he could give us a $25 ticket. So we went out riding again and the same cop was waiting in town and he saw us and turned on his lights so we booked it.
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yeah, your smooth unlike my freind, "can we pass by or something?" as the cops are writing a ticket.
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I get asked about my lack of lights and brakes all the time. They just tell you to walk, so we do until they're out of sight
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HAHA, I almost got a ticket for that last night. He warned me and a friend about it and said he could give us a $25 ticket. So we went out riding again and the same cop was waiting in town and he saw us and turned on his lights so we booked it.
Where do you live? I sure hope it isn't California...
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I get asked about my lack of lights and brakes all the time. They just tell you to walk, so we do until they're out of sight
I want some reflectors for my bike. I wish i kept the stock ones from my Haro...
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Where do you live? I sure hope it isn't California...
No I don't live in California. Why did you hope I didn't?
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I want some reflectors for my bike. I wish i kept the stock ones from my Haro...
Why would you want them?
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my reeflectors broke off.
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