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Old 06-07-03, 05:49 PM   #1
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I Think Ive Out Grown My Bike

hello all.. hope ridings been good this year

quick question about bike sizing. ive had my 19 inch for about 5 years, and the debate of whether or not i have out grown my bike has come up in the shop. i am working on the seat conflict, and am coming closer so solving that comfort situation. While building a 21 inch Fisher Tassajarra i felt like i had alot more room on the bike when i test road it. being 6 feet 3 doesn't make matters easier because im running our of bike sizes. the question is how do you know if you have grown to the next size? any little hints, or tips to tell if you are to big would help. the reason for the size change is a question of fixing up my old 19 inch kaitai, or selling it for what i can get and getting a bigger 21 inch tassajarra, or hoo koo E koo, or something of the fisher brand.

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Old 06-07-03, 09:08 PM   #2
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I suggest making a call to the local bike shops and seeing if any of the bike shops offer a bike fit. Tell them you may have to get a bigger bike, and see if they can set you up. I bet a good shop will be able to do it in 10- 15 min tops. At least then, you'll know 100% if you've outgrown your current bike. They may charge a small fee, but they're very worth the time to do.
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well is this a machine or do you just sit on the bikes.. because i do work at a shop around town. and sitting on bikes doesn't work. i need to actually ride them, and im not sure if they will let me take a biek for the night.. any other suggestions?
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Go to another bike shop with a similar bike you're working on. They should have tools to measure you on while you're sitting on the bike. Then you can take the comparison measurements back to your own bike and decide if you need a new bike or not.

Will that work?
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that sounds like a plan. cant wait until monday. bleh.. thanks for your help. ill have to ask around.
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Old 06-08-03, 10:36 AM   #6
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I'm also 6'3" and I prefer a large bike, at least a 20 inch frame. But sizes vary from one bike company to another. My old Cannondale was an X-large frame, my Schwinn was a 21 inch frame. I usually need a longer stem with a rise to get a good fit.
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