For frame size, is there any correspondence between inches and centimeters? I've seen a couple bikes that showed it in inches, but most frames are measured in cm. I tried the 7.3FX and it was a 20" frame and fit me good, but how does that compare to a 56 or 58cm and still fit about the same?
I rode a few bikes while I was in Salt Lake City yesterday and found that I would need something between 56-58 cm. I rode a Trek 1000, Giant OCR3, and a Raleigh Grand Sport. They were all 56cm but the Trek fit best out of those three followed by the Raleigh but I think a 58 would fit best overall.
I also tried a 7.3FX and found that while it was nice, I would definitely not be happy with it in the long run. So it's a good thing I didn't just order one from my LBS and pay full price and shipping for it.
I went to five different bike shops and found two that seemed good. Hyland Cyclery was by far the best shop of the five followed by Taylors Bike shop. Taylors was second because I had one guy who seemed to know a lot talking to me for a little bit, then he had someone who had no idea help me.