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    Velorbis fit question

    I am interested in purchasing this bike: The Velorbis (Churchill balloon, custom handlebars) http://www.mydutchbike.com/bicycles/velorbis/). It really has the aesthetics I appreciate, but I am not sure about size, since the largest frame size is 56cm; I am six foot three male, 34 inch inseam (short legs/ long torso) and weigh around 220 pounds. I would ride around town mostly year round.


    This is a web purchase that I don't have the advantage of test driving first, as there are no bike shops within a reasonable distance that carries this brand.

    As far as "fit," I know that I might be a bit tall (6ft.3 1/2) for the Velorbis, but I was under the impression that there were certain adjustments you could add to make the bike more accommodating for a guy of my height: saddle height, stem, etc.

    Am I correct?



    Thank you.
    Interested customer.

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    Are you concerned about fit (setting all the contact points) or sizing? If you can stand over it with the comfort level you need, do not have excessive toe overlap with the front wheel or fender, and are able to set the saddle and bars for a comfortable, efficient position, then for a Velorbis or other roadster, it fits. Saddle and bar position should be set for good leg extension (based on heel test, inseam calculation, or knee angle test), and the bar reach and height are still a bit more subtle, but comfort is key.

    What specifically do you need to know?

    You might need a tall seatpost or stem. Have you measured your cycling inseam? If you do that I can get you started.

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    Great! I will get my measured cycling inseam at my LBS and post the results.

    Thanks for your attention.

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