I am 5.11'' will this 1995 Calfee frame fit me?
My height is 5 foot 11 inches Can someone tell me if the dimensions of this bike will fit me? I have long enough legs I think. It's a before calfee name change, calfee bike from 95 and I am desperate to find a frame that will work with my expensive old bike parts, so their value wont be wasted when I could have gotten new parts for the same price.
The frame has unique geometry since it is a custom. Its head tube is 17cm which is the same as a 59cm, but the rest of the geometry is closer to a Lemond 57cm ( laid back seat tube angle, Plan on using a straight up seat post without set back clamp).
Seat tube is 57 center to center/ center to top of tube is 59cm/ center to top of clamp is 62 cm
Seat angle is 72 degrees
Top top is 57.5 cm measured from 59cm up seat tube to the top tube /head tube joint
Head tube angle is 73 degrees
1 inch head tube/ 17 cm long
seat post size 27.2
front derailleur clamp 34.9
I'll gladly post pictures of the finished bike here, it should look sweet with handmade tires that are black in back and yellow gumwall in front, as well as premium parts.
if the frame doesn't fit ill see if anyone on this board might want to buy my mint/nos high end parts. they are as follows: full mint dura ace 7400/newer groupset. (nos assembled wheels-dura ace hubs, wolber aspin rims, interlock racing design 6 speed free wheel, idk the spokes but have a star on head, hand made tires) nos cinelli handlebars un stamped.
Id be very grateful if someone can tell me if the frame will fit my height. It's all i can think about.
The seller says he's a custom builder and a "Serotta advanced fitting specialist." Why not ask him?
I did and have not heard back yet, I am just Ancy and not waiting long enough but if more time passes I'd be in the same boat because I'm notorious for unintentionally not responding to the point where I have a phobia of procrastination. anyway I have add, and was looking for a yes or no answer.
I measured my current perfectly fitting frame and this one is a bit larger and that got me worried if its worth it. So if someone knows if this frame is to big for me, could they please tell me.
Is a good frame that's a bit too big worth buying for $700 or is a perfect fit the only sensible choice for that kind of money is my worry, sorry some how I can't figure this out hope someone may have a similar question.