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    New here and have some ?s

    I miss commuting. After a bad accident with a truck many years ago I decided I wanted in again. My problem is finding the right bike. Im 5'4 overweight and have very short legs. I have a bike now that has a 16 inch frame with 700c tires but I can't touch the ground while I'm on it. I have to get off at a curb most times. Am I buying the wrong frame size? I love the 700c tires as it seems to give more speed.
    I like this forum as you seem down to earth here. Just what I need......

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    [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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    Did the videos help you some?

    My feet/pedals are 4 inches above the road surface while riding.
    [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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    Ah it took a while cause I thought it would explain how to size a bike. Maybe I don't have the wrong bike but need help on getting off and on? Am I correct? Then yes it has been helpful.

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    Sizing with short legs might require actual help from a bike shop or a rider that knows fitting.
    [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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    Ok because I do want to buy a new bike. I saw this hybrid in my local shop ... beautiful, beautiful bike that I drool over. It comes in many sizes even a 14 inch frame. So maybe Ill find the one that fits. Thanks for you help.

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    Cool, Stay in touch....
    [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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    My wife is 5'2" and we are quite familiar with your problem.


    Look at bikes with 26 inch wheels, and 650b wheels.

    You will need to poke around a bit to find what you want,
    you'd be surprised at what's out there to be found.

    http://www.breezerbikes.com/index.ph...-infinity.html

    http://salsacycles.com/bikes/vaya/vaya_orange_complete/

    My wife rides 650b.
    Last edited by late; 04-29-11 at 08:49 PM.
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    Hello and welcome to BF!

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    welcome, i'm new too!
    we can stick together and browse this wonderful site we have here

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