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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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    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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    long balls Larry... you got long balls

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    Depends. Do you plan on riding the bike or just posing it?
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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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    hello mr. troll, may i call you forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    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
    Last edited by wroomwroomoops; 11-06-07 at 02:38 PM.

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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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    Hmm, Peter White doesn't say much in regard to balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
    Does crotch refer to the bottom of the balls or the "perineum"?

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    I always measured while wearing cycling shorts. So my junk was pretty close to my body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monsterkidz View Post
    I always measured while wearing cycling shorts.

    I thought FG Hipsters wore tight jeans? wtf
    you dont know me. you girlfriend does. I rode your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pazzmore View Post
    long balls Larry... you got long balls
    i got time invested in that toaster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaman fu View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dlandis View Post
    "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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    long balls? change ya drawers!
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    Way to be a insensitive clod! I mean, if it was a yellow lab you would have just called it a lab!

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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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    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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    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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