I am wantin to build my first fixie. I have been studyin' but the more I do the more I get confused. So I was wonderin if you could help with...well as little as I need....but I am needy! Ok I am 5'7 what would be an ideal height of frame?? and does that mean the stand-over height/centre-centre/ ooooh I like my seat post raised too. It gives the impression of tallness like wearin heels. the other ting for now was can anyone explain exactly what luggs are ?? thanx.
The size of most traditional geometry frames is described by the length of the seat tube as measured from the center of the bottom bracket (pedal crank) shell to either the centerline of the top tube or the top of the seat tube (where the seat post slides into the frame). As a rough estimate, at 5' 7" you should ride a frame with a 52 cm - 56 cm seat tube (center of bottom bracket shell to top of seat tube), depending on your leg inseam measured from the floor to snugly nestled in your crotch in stocking feet. See the attached road bike size chart.
For safety reasons, you should be able to straddle the bike's top tube with some clearance between the top tube and your crotch. This is called standover height.
Lugs are reinforcements used to join the tubes of a frame, and are typically brazed to the joined tubes. For examples, CLICK HERE.
Last edited by Scooper; 05-09-07 at 08:58 AM.