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Old 07-05-07, 10:43 PM   #1
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Got my peugeot done , photos

I have been looking for the right size peugeot for some time now. A few of the forum members have been looking on my behalf also. I made a trade and I just finish the make over. So for everyone that was helping me look Thank You.





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Very nice, I like that cool 600 stuff
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quick question. what is the "right size" for a road bike frame. for your bike you have barely any seatpost showing which means the toptube is pretty much rubbing against your pants when you stand over it. but on some other road bikes the seat post is very long, so are they fitted properly or not?
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quick question. what is the "right size" for a road bike frame. for your bike you have barely any seatpost showing which means the toptube is pretty much rubbing against your pants when you stand over it. but on some other road bikes the seat post is very long, so are they fitted properly or not?
The old standard is if you have an inch of clearance in a road bike frame, it fits. A few inches of seatpost showing should let you know if it fits right. If your bike is too small, you need to jack up the bars way higher and you'll never be completely comfortable. That's still the advice Grant Peterson and Rivendell go by in recommending a "right size" in terms of bike fit - better err on the larger as opposed to the smaller size in a road bike.
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quick question. what is the "right size" for a road bike frame. for your bike you have barely any seatpost showing which means the toptube is pretty much rubbing against your pants when you stand over it. but on some other road bikes the seat post is very long, so are they fitted properly or not?
No, in both cases thay are not. On a standard diamond frame you want about 1" of clearance when you stand over the frame. That not 1" until it hits your jeans...its one inch to flesh. In genral there should be about 4" of seatpost showing when adjusted properly. Obviously if an individual has odd body proportions you may to need to sacrifice frame size for top tube length.
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I have the same pedals on my bike - Very comfortable but slippery in the wet when the rubber on the platform is worn.

Nice bike - very clean. What sort of brake levers are they? I like the style.
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Note that both of the above replys concerning frame size only apply to the "old fashioned" style of frames with perfectly horizontal top tubes. The new style "compact" frames with the sloping top tubes are sized differently - s, m, l, xl. In other words, with the new compacts, the same frame can be used for a wider range of rider sizes - a great convenience for the manufacturers, at least.
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The brakes and levers are suntour superbe and man do thay work nice. I need to raise the seat a little more. The pedals are used but look to be almost new.
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that bike looks great man. i hope my schwinn comes out that nice
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Very nice tolfan!

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Next is a miyata 112 frame. I'm gonna use the parts off my broken giant allegra.

and I just finish a miyata 916
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Very very nice! That bike looks very eager to be ridden. The new tires need a haircut.
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quick question. what is the "right size" for a road bike frame. for your bike you have barely any seatpost showing which means the toptube is pretty much rubbing against your pants when you stand over it. but on some other road bikes the seat post is very long, so are they fitted properly or not?
Here's the seatpost exposure on a bike which I consider a good fit
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.... better err on the larger as opposed to the smaller size in a road bike.
I respectfully disagree and hold the opposite opinion. My perfect size is 55cm C-T (Bianchi, Capo). Despite the fact that I rode a (very short top-tubed) 58.5cm (23") Nishiki for 20 years, and as much as I liked my 57cm Peugeot PKN-10, I eventually gave the latter to my son, because it always felt too big for me, even with a very short-reach handlebar stem. (The PKN-10 did have a somewhat high bottom bracket, as well, and this is obviously a crucial factor. The Nishiki's bottom bracket was a good cm or two lower.) In contrast, I can very comfortably ride my 54cm Peugeot UO-8 simply by raising the saddle and the bars a bit. My bottom line after 100k miles of road cycling is that there is no substitute for a proper fit.
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Just out of curiosity, what did you do with that beautiful Velo frame?

Inquiring minds, and all that. It was really a beauty.

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Very very nice! That bike looks very eager to be ridden. The new tires need a haircut.
Ya the tire fringe realy showed up clear on the photos. It will be gone by Monday.
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quick question. what is the "right size" for a road bike frame. for your bike you have barely any seatpost showing which means the toptube is pretty much rubbing against your pants when you stand over it. but on some other road bikes the seat post is very long, so are they fitted properly or not?
You should start with the 1 to 2 inch clearance rule of thumb, but in the end preference wins. Some people like a big drop and if they are flexible enough for it then I say all the power to 'em. But maybe I am just trying to kid myself as I have ALL 62cm frame and just bought a 58cm (damn i wish it were a 60cm) and want so desperately for it to fit... It seemed to feel good with the seatpost an inch past max height to I changed the post and put a long stem on it. I'll know after a few rides if it is too small.
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I'm 6ft and my jeans have a 32 inseam. I can stand over the top bar flat footed. I think I have a longer torso and shorter legs then average. The bike fits with about 1/2 inch of clearance.
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The brake levers are sticking and the chain skips. I got no luck at all.
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I got no luck at all.
Wait until tomorrow when it's not 7/7/07.



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will the brake levers unstick?
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As if by magic!

If not, lodge a complaint, and I'll get back to you .

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As if by magic!

If not, lodge a complaint, and I'll get back to you .

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the front brake still sticks. The back is ok like magic. My back feels 90% better. And I just replaced the cluster with a nice 7 speed I had laying around waiting for the right aplication. Your magic works, Thats a little scary but in a good way.
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the front brake still sticks. The back is ok like magic. My back feels 90% better. And I just replaced the cluster with a nice 7 speed I had laying around waiting for the right aplication. Your magic works, Thats a little scary but in a good way.
I will think good thoughts about the front brake. If it works, that will be scary!

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