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Old 07-27-14, 12:43 PM   #1
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The right Bike

I purchased a trek 5500 2 years ago frame a little large 60cm.I am 6 ft enseam 34 .25 inches kinda short waisted.I have been thinking endurance bike for a little more upright ridding position.Tried a 56 cm trek Domne 4.3 felt to small and did not feel like I was improving my situation even if it were a 60 cm I would not make the change. I have Dura ace and ultegra on current bike.I guess i will have to look at bikes in the 4000.00 price range.looking at Willier as well and the Grand Tourismo comes in 58 cm XL any suggestions.Any one own a gtx the Trek 5500 in 2004 was about 3800.00. Thanks Irontail
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Old 07-27-14, 02:45 PM   #2
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Hello irontail,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

We have thje same measurements.

Stick with the 60/61's

Have you tried your area's Craigslist.

http://easttexas.craigslist.org/bik/4572705508.html

http://easttexas.craigslist.org/bik/4577416890.html

This 61 would work great for you.
I had two Specialized 61's.

http://easttexas.craigslist.org/bik/4574281922.html
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Old 07-27-14, 05:32 PM   #3
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Welcome to BF and good luck with the fitting...
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i've read about big people breaking components and having trouble with bicycles. there is a place just for you on bikeforums.net called clydesdales.
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Thanks for the info I am 6ft and weigh 185 I have never broken anything due to my size.I will check out clydesdales.
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