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    Trouble sizing

    Hey guys, I know these threads probably pop up a lot around here, but I'm having trouble sizing with bikes! I'm new to cycling and have been researching for the past two weeks on what is right for me. I decided to go an easy route and get a new SS, just to avoid driving out to LA to be disappointed by a craigslist posting as well as doing any upkeep on the bike that may be needed.

    First off, I'm about 5'7.5, with a pants inseam of about 30-31.
    I've been referred to being sized 52-54cm a lot. Even been told I should fit a 50cm. Now, I know ss/fixies and road bikes differ, and I've been getting mixed advice for both frame types.

    As of now, I'm really fixed (no pun intended) on this Mercier Kilo TT Pro

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...kilott_pro.htm

    Scroll down to sizing info, and this is up:
    Sizing: (c-c = center to center seat tube, c-t = center to top, TT = top tube c-c)
    50cm (c-c) is 53cm(c-t) with TT of 523mm and standover of 30 inches
    53cm (c-c) is 56cm(c-t) with TT of 548mm and standover of 31 inches

    Since my inseam is about 30-31, I should at least have -1 for the standover on the bike right? 50cm seems right, but I've seen a 50cm fixie before and they look very small. But, with the research I've done, I'm positive a 53cm should fit me. I really could use experienced second opinons, though.

    Thanks in advance to any help!

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    Pants Inseam does't mean anything in sizing.:

    http://www.veloweb.ca/bikefit.html
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    did as they said with for measuring "standover height". came up with 30.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hools View Post
    did as they said with for measuring "standover height". came up with 30.5"
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    ^Would sizing down one to a 53cm be fine? In reference to 55cm frames, my friend's 55cm Cannondale is a bit too tall for me.

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    52-54 would be my best guess for you.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Perfect, 53cm is right in the middle Thanks a lot 10 Wheels. What do you think of the bike, btw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hools View Post
    Perfect, 53cm is right in the middle Thanks a lot 10 Wheels. What do you think of the bike, btw?
    I like it. I have a friend that has 40,000 miles on his BD bike.
    Enjoy the ride.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    What color do you like?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Placed my order for the Tangerine Yellow. Love the tone

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    Cool
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Yep. Thanks for all the help 10 Wheels! Expect to see me floating around the boards in the future.

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    Take some pics when you unpack the bike.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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