I've decided to buy a cross check, but I have not been able to locate one nearby in order to test ride it & determine which size frame I need.
I'm 5'5, but I think my legs are disproportionately short and I have a large head which may also add to the height.
I stuck a book up in my crotch with my back against a wall and measured my inseam to be less than 29 inches. I'd guess 28.75 ish.
My last bike was a giant via 3 size: small
The via 3 seemed to fit me perfectly and had a top tube length of 22.2 inches and a stand over height of 28.6 inches.
Due to this, I'm leaning towards ordering a 42 inch Surly Cross Check. This is the only frame size that will give me enough clearance in the crotch area.
What do you guys think ?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.