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Old 10-24-05, 04:16 PM   #1
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I have a quick question...my dad want to buy himself a bike from an old friend but he lives in manitoba and we live in alberta so we can see the bike other than pictures...soo what size bike would be good for my dad who is 5'2...his friend is selling a bike that is 17" would this be to big? Thanks.
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Old 10-24-05, 04:35 PM   #2
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Yeah, it would most likely be to big. I am 5' 10" and I ride a 17" - 18".
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I agree with LowCel. It'll probably be too big. I'm a foot taller than your dad and am using an 18" frame right now. You will always want to buy a bike in person, especially if it is your first "real" bike.
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Old 10-24-05, 06:12 PM   #4
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What size do you think would be good for him then?
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I'm 6'3 on a 16.5 what would technically be the size for me? Like 21 lol?
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He would have to test fit some bikes, that is the only way to really know.
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I'm 5'9" and I use a 17" frame, feels okay.
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hello do YOU know why people put carpet on their landings? Can someone help? Thanks.


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Old 10-26-05, 03:44 PM   #11
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I'm 6'3 on a 16.5 what would technically be the size for me? Like 21 lol?
23 to 24"
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Im a little over 6 feet, I use 19.5
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hello do YOU know why people put carpet on their landings? Can someone help? Thanks.

In response to this now easy to read question, they do this to protect the landings from newbies trashing the top of the tranny. It makes the landing smoother to some degree and stops them from getting trashed when some cases the landing. In area's or REALLY dry dirt it also helps keep the dust down.

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6'2" and ride a 21", and I'm affraid I would have been much happier with a 19"
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