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Old 11-21-05, 10:11 AM   #1
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people under 5'5

what size frames to do ride?
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Old 11-21-05, 11:01 AM   #2
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5'2"-5'3"/49cm (a little too big)
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Old 11-21-05, 11:05 AM   #3
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i'm 5'6" and ride a 49.
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Old 11-21-05, 11:07 AM   #4
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i'm 5'6" and ride a 49.
wow, I'm 5'4 and have a 49
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5'5" and i ride a 50cm c-t. my sidis add about 3/4", though...
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5'5" ... 49 cm. it's a tad too small, but i got it because of the small top tube (51). i think i have long legs and stubby arms. i need like a 50 or a 51 seat tube, but with a 50 top tube. hmm...
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Old 11-21-05, 12:57 PM   #7
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5'4" 50cm to 51cm, I can fit on some 52's but am generally in danger of bonking my junk if I jump off the saddle.
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Old 11-21-05, 01:26 PM   #9
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I'm 5'5" and generally anything around a 50 is good for me, give or take 1cm. I ride a 50cm IRO and it fits great.
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Old 11-21-05, 03:41 PM   #10
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I'm 5'5" and I just built up a 50CM IRO Mark V.
Its a great fit. 110 stem. (...and a great ride BTW.)
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Old 11-21-05, 03:52 PM   #11
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as we say a million times on the BF, your standover height is more relevant than your height as a whole. i have short letgs.
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I'm 5'5" and ride 48-51 depending on manufacturer. The common thing among all those frames is the ~52cm top tube. Standover is less important than top tube length for a proper fit since most folks don't straddle the bike with both feet on the ground, even in emergency stops (plus you'd have shoes that add about an inch anyway).
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Old 11-21-05, 07:10 PM   #13
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yea, I have more of an issue with tt then standover usually.
I have fairly long legs compared to my arms.
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