Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mountain Brook. AL
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Bikes this size are commercially available, but are not for the height challenged rider.
Seat to ground distance can be a problem, and lowering the seat makes for a long
bike. Rotator had a few frames made up in this size, but never went into production and I haven't looked at their site to see if they still have pix, probably not. Once you
start up the seat height is not a problem, but coming to a stop, and starting up, as
in traffic can be dicey with high seats. Helps to be limber to get one leg on the pedal and one on the ground. Even dual 560's (size?) are a bit high for a lot of folks.
Seat heights above 24" are where the problems start, 22" for shortys. Look at the specs for Baccheta (www.x-eyed.com
). The Aero 650 is about 22" and you learn to sit up and slide forward when you stop. You can't touch the ground from the riding position. Steve