Abnormally long inseam length?
I have been cycling on a 56 cm vintage bike that I feel very stretched out on. I am looking to buy a bike that fits me well. As I shopped for bikes that would fit me better, I measured my height and inseam:
Height: 5' 7.5"
I am a teenaged male
Looking around in many posts in which others posted their height and inseam, I couldn't find a single person with the same inseam ratio.
I measured using a 3 ring binder applying pressure with the flat part, holding it parallel to the ground and perpendicular to the wall, with feet 8 inches apart. Every time I measured, I got the same measurement.
Is my inseam-height ratio out of the norm? Or is this just how my body was built?
Also, are there specific brands that would cater to my size better? Or would I just need a small frame? Or should I even go as far to also look at WSD (women's frames).
Thanks for your help and suggestions. They are much appreciated
Last edited by fireworking; 05-13-12 at 01:36 AM.