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    Does the Soma ES frame seem like a good fit?

    Does the 62cm soma es seem like a good fit based on my measurements below? If it doesn't can you recommend a different frame or size?
    ES | SOMA Fabrications

    Actual Inseam90.8 Cm
    Trunk65.7 Cm
    Forearm36.8 Cm
    Arm70.8 Cm
    Thigh64.8 Cm
    Lower Leg65.1 Cm
    Sternal Notch152.4 Cm
    Total Height184.2 Cm

    Recomend frame for "french fit from competitive cycles.

    Top Tube Length 58.3 - 58.7 Cm
    Seat Tube Range CC 60 - 60.5 Cm
    Seat Tube Range CT 61.8 - 62.3 Cm
    Stem Length 11.1 - 11.7 Cm
    BB Saddle Position 88.7 - 90.7 Cm
    Saddle Handlebar 57.6 - 58.2 Cm
    Saddle Setback 5.9 - 6.3 Cm
    Seatpost Type Setback

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    Also, if matters I'm not really partial to any type of frame material. I'd just like a frame that

    Has eyelets for a rear rack,
    Can haul 5-10 pounds of cargo on the rack
    fit 700x28c or larger tires.
    I'd prefer not see the manufacturer's name from every angle and two miles away, but thats not a deal breaker

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    According to the geometry chart, the top tube on the 60 cm frame would be a better fit. Effective Top tube length is much more important than seat tube.

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    I had a 56cm ES originally set up as a standard road bike, but when I changed the fork to make it more upright I wished I'd gotten a larger frame.

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    Eugene has a lot of bike shops what have you test ridden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Eugene has a lot of bike shops what have you test ridden?
    Stopped quite a few, but it seems larger sizes arnet nearly was well stocked as the smaller ones. I did ride a cross check that was a little small, it would probably would have worked out had it been larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Bacon View Post
    I had a 56cm ES originally set up as a standard road bike, but when I changed the fork to make it more upright I wished I'd gotten a larger frame.

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    Nice looking bike, I really like that color.

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    Unfortuanlty I got hit by a drunk while riding it, so I don't have it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Bacon View Post
    Unfortuanlty I got hit by a drunk while riding it, so I don't have it anymore.
    Oh man that sucks..... what did you replace it with?

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    ... but it seems larger sizes arnet nearly was well stocked as the smaller ones. I did ride a cross check that was a little small, it would probably would have worked out had it been larger.
    When bike shops sell a bike it takes a little while to restock that size , again,

    so talk to the people in the shop about when they will be reordering your size ..

    Here , because QBP bills the shop 30 day net or prepaid , the surly-salsa stuff is all special order ..

    where Trek , OTOH ships on Credit , and pays Freight with a bigger order. pallets of Bikes..

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