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Old 06-02-07, 07:38 PM   #1
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What size bike / how tall are you

What size bike / how tall are you ?
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Old 06-02-07, 07:55 PM   #2
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6' 2" and just orderd a 59 pista concept. my rush hour is a 57 cm.

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Old 06-02-07, 07:55 PM   #3
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6' 1" 56cm
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Old 06-02-07, 07:59 PM   #4
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height is only a smaller factor in frame sizing.
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Old 06-02-07, 08:21 PM   #5
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I agree that height isn't that important in & of itself.

I'm 5'10.5" I ride 54-56cm, depending on top tube length. I have long legs, which should require a larger frame, but my upper body is short, so I end up with a shorter stem and a lot of seatpost showing. Someday I'll get a custom frame...
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Old 06-02-07, 08:57 PM   #6
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6' 0" 54cm bareknuckle, fits like a glove.
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Old 06-02-07, 09:09 PM   #7
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5'5" - 49cm Fuji Track
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Old 06-02-07, 09:19 PM   #8
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6'1"- 62 cm.
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Old 06-02-07, 09:21 PM   #9
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Old 06-02-07, 09:24 PM   #10
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5'11"

550-580mm

dont use the how tall are you and what size is your bike method for sizing a frame unless you are a gambler
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Old 06-02-07, 09:38 PM   #11
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5' 9-11" 52 to 55 frame
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Old 06-02-07, 10:05 PM   #12
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doofo-What method should I use ?
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Old 06-02-07, 10:06 PM   #13
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5' 9-11" 52 to 55 frame
wtf how how do you have a 2inch range of height?
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Old 06-02-07, 10:06 PM   #14
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im 5/10. the panasonic is 53.5 and the colnago is 54.
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Old 06-02-07, 10:07 PM   #15
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Old 06-02-07, 10:19 PM   #16
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5 11 with a 56 cm frame.
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Old 06-02-07, 10:20 PM   #17
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wtf how how do you have a 2inch range of height?
haha thats what i was wondering
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here are a few links about bike fitting/sizing

http://www.cyclemetrics.com/Pages/Fi..._fit_links.htm

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/bikefit/

not comprehensive by any means mind you

best bet is to talk to a pro if you can

one that can be trusted and is not just trying to sell you the bike that is in stock
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Old 06-02-07, 10:31 PM   #19
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wtf how how do you have a 2inch range of height?
oh i dont remeber my exact height nor do i care to realy find out but its around there..
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Old 06-02-07, 10:40 PM   #20
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I feel short coming in at 5'9" and some change. I ride a 55cm soma, but those run slightly small so it fits perfectly.
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Old 06-02-07, 11:31 PM   #21
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My Raleigh has a TT of 55.8 but it's a 30" standover,

My custom has an effective TT of 53.5

and my IRO is a 54TT.

And I am 5'6" - I think.
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Old 06-03-07, 12:29 AM   #22
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5'2" - 43cm Fuji Track SE. It fits perfectly.
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Old 06-03-07, 01:40 AM   #24
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