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    Lemond Zurich (2001) frame dimensions?

    Hi,

    I hope someone can help me with this question. I recently bought a 2001 Lemond Zurich on Craig's list. The bike was advertised as a 53 cm which, by all accounts I saw, should fit me well. However, after a few rides I've decided the bike is too large for me. Now I'm wondering if this is a 53 cm bike after all. The seat tube measures 55.25 to 55.56 cm from center of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube which makes me think it is a 55 cm frame. Does anyone know where I can get the frame-dimension specifications for the various sizes of 2001 Lemond Zurich frames? I'm probably going to resell this bike and I want to make sure I'm advertising the correct size.

    Thanks

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    Here you go, scroll down to the Reynolds Steel chart.

    http://web.archive.org/web/200104111.../geometry.html

    I've found that people selling bikes very, very commonly list the wrong size. Always ask for measured distance on the frame to compare with geometry charts before buying.

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    Yeah, you have a 55cm. Same dimensions as my 55cm '00 Zurich.

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    Thank you liquefied and teterider for your replies. Very helpful. The link to the Lemond geometry charts is particularly interesting. Based on the chart the 53 cm frame has a seat tube length of 54.5 cm, center to center (?). I've measured 54.3. That's pretty close. The top tube length on mine, though, is 56.5 cm - exactly that listed in the chart for a 55 cm frame. Also there is a really big difference in the stand-over height mine measures 803 mm (31-5/8") and the SO listed in the chart for a 53 cm frame is 772 mm (30-3/8"). That's a difference of 1-1/4 inch! What could account for such a huge difference? Do they measure stand-over without tires? It seems there is a mixed bag of measurements and I don't really know what to think. I'm leaning toward agreeing with liquefied and thinking this is closer to a 55 cm frame than a 53.

    Thans again for your input and help,

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    Oops, I got confused in my earlier reply. I read the Top tube length in Lemond geometry chart as seat tube and got confused in my reply. Can I assume that a 53 cm frame should measure 53 cm, or very close to it, in the seat tube length and a 55 should measure 55? Now, based on the perfect match of the top tube lengths, I'm pretty sure I have a 55 cm frame.

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmesa View Post
    Oops, I got confused in my earlier reply. I read the Top tube length in Lemond geometry chart as seat tube and got confused in my reply. Can I assume that a 53 cm frame should measure 53 cm, or very close to it, in the seat tube length and a 55 should measure 55? Now, based on the perfect match of the top tube lengths, I'm pretty sure I have a 55 cm frame.

    Thanks again
    I believe the answer would be yes.
    Also, check under the bb, my 55cm Bueno Aires has a 55 stamped there.

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