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Old 03-29-10, 07:09 AM   #1
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Older and Bike SAize

As cyclist get older do some find the desire to downsize frame? I don't mean between 18 and 40 years, I mean in the 50s and 60s? Do people find themselves wanting a smaller bike? Just wondering, I have heard this is so but have no evidence to support it either way.
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Old 03-29-10, 06:42 PM   #2
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Seems to me you're asking this in the wrong forum (hint: 50+ forum).
I'm 65 and have no desire to downsize my frame. Still riding my 56cm road bike and loving it.

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Old 03-29-10, 07:46 PM   #3
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Those old people over on Fifty Plus will tell you a thing or two, I bet!
Can't see getting a smaller size bike, as long as I can move the seat a little bit closer to the bottom bracket as time goes on.
However, I am not shrinking and don't plan on shrinking!
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I went the other way, from 61-62 to 64-65 (at about age 60, when I bought my midlife crisis bike). but i think i twas because i was mis-sized for 30 years. I'm 6'4", and most shops don't carry bikes that really fit. They'd promise to put a longer seatpost on a too-small bike, and I'd say, "OK, great, thanks." But when I followed Grant Petersen's recommendations on my Atlantis, I was instantly more comfortable than I'd ever been.
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