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    top tube too high?

    This bike has a standover height 1.929 inches (4.9) cm from my pubic bone. That's almost a full inch more than the 1 inch that Rivendell says the consumer products safety commission requires http://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_...g_a_frame_size.

    Would I be safer with a lower top tube or does it really matter that much?

    I'm male.

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    I'd say two inches is plenty. I can't promise you'll never hit it, but I think that's about what I have.

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