I am 176 cm that is about 5´9" I think . If I want to look after a road frame with classic geometry, what frame size would fit me?
My pubic bone height (PBH) is about 84,5 cm that is about 2´9" I believe.
According to Rivendell´s catalouge, considering my length, a frame of 58,5 cm would fit me!? That sounds terrifying BIG to me:confused: . Rivendell calculate like this:
For riders between 5´8" and 5´11", PHB minus 25 cm to 26 cm (1 inch = 2.54 cm).
A friend of mine rides a beautifull Eddy Merckx. He is two inch taller than me and have a higher PHB and rides a 59 cm frame.
OK, I know Rivendell proclaimes a higher bar and that you should choose the bigger frame if in doubt between two sizes. Maybe they have a different geometry on theire bikes?
Any suggestions? I am thinking of buying a second hand road frame this summer.