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Old 03-15-05, 06:43 AM   #1
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How Do I Know My Ideal Frame Size

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I'm 1,95 meters tall, and it's very hard for me to find large frames. I've got my hands on a nice CrMo Basso Gap, size 56. Should I use it? How do I know me ideal frame size?
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Old 03-15-05, 07:42 AM   #2
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Hello,
I'm 1,95 meters tall, and it's very hard for me to find large frames. I've got my hands on a nice CrMo Basso Gap, size 56. Should I use it? How do I know me ideal frame size?
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm

http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/htm...eopinions.html

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...705791-3371139

http://www.bikefitkit.com/testimonies/quotes_books.html

Your bike fit depends on several factors:

1. Your ratio of trunk length to body length and leg length.

2. Length of your arms.

3. Your purposes in riding (racing, pleasure, touring, commuting, long distances).

4. Flexibility and a variety of other body characteristics.

5. What "feels good" to you.

6. The "geometry" of the bike. Angles, length of top tube, stiffness, etc.

A good local bike shop should be able to give you some good advice.

And a bunch of other stuff,

Good luck.

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let me also add:

http://www.wrenchscience.com (WS Sizing System)

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frames/index.html
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It took me 25 years of riding to recognize that the best bike fit is the one I like most.
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