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    Proper Frame size?

    I'm 5'7..what would be my ideal frame size for a bike??

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    you need to try a few but at 5'7" i'd pull out around a 53cm for you to try first.

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    I'm 5'7", I ride a 53. But everyone is build differently, so the best thing to do is find the bike you like, and hopefully try it out in different sizes and see what's most comfortable for you.

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    go to your local bike shop and have them fit you. build a rapport with them.

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    thats a beautiful bike, break the norm. how much u put into it?

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    Measure your inseam.
    There are about 6 million calculations out there, I think if you measure your inseam in centimeters and then multiply by .67 you will get close. But really that should just be a starting point, you should ride some bikes in the general size range before you choose. I have a 31ish inch inseam and it calculates out to ride a 53 i think.
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    I don't like your jerk-off name. I don't like your jerk-off face. I don't like your jerk-off behavior, and I don't like you, jerk-off.

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    its all about top tube length. im 5'10" i need a 56cm tt c-c. but for the seat tube i need a 58.5 ST

    yeah when i stand over its a bit "scray" for the boys but my frame fits me perfectly when i ride and im rarely standing over the TT
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    Quote Originally Posted by themstrkrft View Post
    thats a beautiful bike, break the norm. how much u put into it?
    Thank you. I put much into it: blood, sweat, and tears. But definitely worth it. I can't put a price on it, but it did hurt my wallet as a student. But as a working person in the real world...it would have still hurt my wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piwonka View Post
    Interesting read. Basically, Moulton says the inseam x 0.67 is a starting point for racing set-up. For around town, add about 2cm.

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    I'm 5.10 and i ride a 50

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