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Old 07-13-09, 04:43 PM   #1
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Need QUICK help with information on Cramerotti please?

If this is something special, it'll be gone quick, so if someone can help out I'd greatly appreciate it.

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/1268227412.html

I just called, he can't find anything on the model, but did find GARA on a sticker. I found that this is a Columbus tube, but know nothing else about it. Looking for a really nice classic for my 5'1" daughter, she's not home to go fit it, but I hate to miss out on what sounds like a winner?

Anyone make a guess as to if this is a good deal?

Thanks so much!
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I'm guessing it's a good deal.
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if you're sure she'll fit a 50cm: BUY it.
Gara is the plain-gauge equivalent of Chromor, so this isn't the top of the line tubeset, but Cramerottis are usually excellent frames, and this one is in xlnt condition, it appears.

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That's just it, I don't know if it will fit. He Mtn bike is in her car, so I don't know what size it is. She's at work, so I can't call. I ride a 53cm, and I'm 5'8", so it might be too tall for her. I don't know what Campy stuff is on it. Cramerotti frames I've found online sell for several hundred by themselves... Arrrr, what to do!
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50cm is one size too small for a 5'8 rider. but you should be able to make it fit with a long setback seatpost and long+tall stem.

heh, that's pretty much the sort of size and frame I'm looking for too.
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No, the 50 would be for my 5'1" daughter. I'm 5'8" and ride the 53cm.

Yea, I know that's only about 1-1/2" shorter than mine. Too tall, huh? She's not long legged, either...
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Edit: You got it fixed.

Is your daughter still growing? If it isn't to much of a stretch, might be worth it to get a larger bike if she'll grow into it.

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That's just it, I don't know if it will fit.
'Lil hint: ask for quality help here, not sizing help.

That said, consider that you could probably resell without taking a hit.
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I know. That's what I'm asking about, as I don't recognize the Campy level, and hadn't heard of the brand until tonight. Sizing is secondary, but I've considered re-selling it. Whatever the case, the guy isn't answering his phone now.

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She's probably about done. She's 21, and her mom is only 5'3". Younger sister is 12 and already has legs about as long as big sis's so she'd grow into it before the eldest. Probably all moot, as I know there are a lot of folks in Cleveland that scour CL, and the guy isn;t answering his phone. I probably missed it.

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Is your daughter still growing? If it isn't to much of a stretch, might be worth it to get a larger bike if she'll grow into it.
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50cm would be one size too large for a 5'1"
and depending on proportions could be 2 sizes too large.
50cm is usually for riders around 5'4~5'7"
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Go get a pair of her pants. Measure the inseam, then add 5 cm to the measurement. If this total is greater than 50 cm, you are probably okay. If it is less, the bike is likely to be too big.


Other than that, I don't know what to say other than take a chance or let it go and wait for another.

There are ways to make due with a frame that is a tad too small. A frame that is too big, one you cannot straddle without "touching down" is bad news and there really aren't any options to make it fit.
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