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    Member L!vE2R!D3's Avatar
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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by nater583
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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    Why did you get a ticket?
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    no headlamp or light.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by tmowery18 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by eightdip View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by thermo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KinetikBiker View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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