Join Date: Jul 2009
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Frames: How small is TOO small?
I am 5'11" and a 220 pound clyde. I have a 15.5-16 inch frame Trek 4300 that I am planning on building over t he winter. I got the frame for The Right Price and got the idea for the build after riding my wife's 14 inch M-30 around the neighborhood a few times. I know that the bike is "too small" for me but do you think it is TOO SMALL for me? I liked how little and nimble the M-30 felt riding it around but I have this feeing that I will never be able to sit down on this thing, just stand and pedal like a BMX bike. Is it worth the build of shoud I just get another, larger frame from somewhere?
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1999-ish Diamondback Sorrento (I'm not Dead Yet! I feal happy. I think I'll go for a walk!)
1980ish Raleigh Marathon (Vintage Steel)
2007 Gary Fisher Advance (giving the Sorrento a break)
2006 Trek 820 (Captain Amazing)
2010 Specialized Tricross (Back in Black)
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