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Old 11-06-07, 11:56 AM   #1
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standover height

is it ok if my testicles rest on the top tube? it splits them down the middle--one on each side. or should i have gone with a smaller bike?
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Old 11-06-07, 12:03 PM   #2
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You might want to look into getting them surgical removed.

But really, you should be fine. Sounds like your in between heights, so if you like it bigger, you're all set.
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Old 11-06-07, 02:16 PM   #3
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long balls Larry... you got long balls
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Old 11-06-07, 02:26 PM   #4
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Depends. Do you plan on riding the bike or just posing it?
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Old 11-06-07, 02:35 PM   #5
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50/50

about 50/50. unfortunately, i have to ride it to and from the bar/coffeeshop.
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Old 11-06-07, 02:39 PM   #6
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hello mr. troll, may i call you forum?
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Old 11-06-07, 02:52 PM   #7
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One of the prime dimensions of a bicycle, this refers to the height of the top tube above the ground. If the standover height is too tall for a given rider, mounting and dismounting will be awkward and dangerous.

Conventional wisdom is that the standover height should permit 1-3 inches (2-8 cm) of clearance between the top tube and the crotch of a rider straddling the frame, for road use. For off-road riding, considerably more clearance is required.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_st-z.html

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Old 11-06-07, 03:08 PM   #8
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it was a serious question

my question was sincere. just curious about proper sizing (if there is any consensus on such a thing).
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Old 11-06-07, 03:32 PM   #9
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Hmm, Peter White doesn't say much in regard to balls.
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Does crotch refer to the bottom of the balls or the "perineum"?
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Old 11-06-07, 09:18 PM   #11
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I always measured while wearing cycling shorts. So my junk was pretty close to my body.
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I always measured while wearing cycling shorts.

I thought FG Hipsters wore tight jeans? wtf
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long balls Larry... you got long balls
i got time invested in that toaster...
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is it ok if my testicles rest on the top tube? it splits them down the middle--one on each side. or should i have gone with a smaller bike?
that's gross... and yes (imo).
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Old 11-06-07, 11:14 PM   #15
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"perineum"?
Finally! Someone that uses the actual term.
As for the frame. You should be fine.
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I had the same problem. I was going to get a new frame, but I decided it'd be cheaper/easier to just lop my testicles off with a rusty set of pruning shears. It hurt at the time, but I can do the splits now.
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Old 11-06-07, 11:35 PM   #17
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long balls? change ya drawers!
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Old 11-06-07, 11:42 PM   #18
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ideally you want anywhere from 1"-1.5" of room between your crotch and the top tube. That room allows you, in case of an emergency, to come off your pedals and allow your knees to naturally flex without instantly cracking your gonads on the top tube
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Old 11-07-07, 12:13 AM   #19
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yeah man just wear briefs or something and you wont have to worry
about spare hammers being chucked around while you stand over your top tube.
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Old 11-07-07, 12:57 PM   #20
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As far as frame fit goes you should be fine. You will have more of a french fit, less saddle to bar drop. This is how I am set up. It is the most comfortable fit for me to ride. It is personal preference to an extent. Do what is comfortable when riding.
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