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    inseam + size

    so i stood with my feet 6inches apart in bare feet and took a book and pressed it up to simulate saddle pressure...i got a average over a little over 32.5 inches...I am a little over 6 foot tall..average legs and torso..what road bike size do you put me in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plow13 View Post
    so i stood with my feet 6inches apart in bare feet and took a book and pressed it up to simulate saddle pressure...i got a average over a little over 32.5 inches...I am a little over 6 foot tall..average legs and torso..what road bike size do you put me in?

    59 cm for a level top tube road bike is where I would start. for a production bike you may have to compromise on seat tube length to get the proper top tube length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plow13 View Post
    so i stood with my feet 6inches apart in bare feet and took a book and pressed it up to simulate saddle pressure...i got a average over a little over 32.5 inches...I am a little over 6 foot tall..average legs and torso..what road bike size do you put me in?
    You know, I'm 5'8" and I have the same inseam size, measured with a straight-edge against the bone. Did you push all the way through the "soft tissue" when you did the measurement?

    I'm good for a 20" road bike, but obviously your mileage will vary.

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    I have a 33" inseam and my 58cm Cannondale fits me just fine.

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