I'm 4'11" and finding a bike is trickier than I expected.
Hello! I'm new to biking and have been spending the past few months going to bike shops in my town asking about bicycles for short people. I only need a bicycle for short distance commuting, and I'm not picky about whether or not I get a road bike or a singlespeed, since it's all new to me either way. The biggest obstacle I've been having is finding a frame that's small enough for me - I'm a smidge under 4'11"/150cm. So far, I've looked at a kid's road bike (Fuji Ace 24") and while it was okay to ride, I've also read good things about the Fuji Track SE (43cm) and the Iro Heidi (46cm) but I haven't been able to test ride either of them yet.
I'm not sure what else to put in an intro. Feedback from other shorties would be nice! :-)
Edit: I now realize the intro forum isn't to be used so much for advice. Oops. I'm still figuring things out. I suppose I will also say Vermont is lovely but the roads are very hilly and winding. Perhaps I'll want a bicycle with gears after all...
Last edited by artichokes; 09-06-08 at 09:49 PM.