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Old 09-04-08, 01:04 PM   #1
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Correct size/fit for Dawes SST

Hi, I'm new to the forums, I want to buy a Dawes SST as my first fixed gear bike from http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/sst.htm.
I realize I will have to buy a fixed cog and lock ring as well. If anyone has any recommendations that would be appreciated.

I was hoping someone could tell me what the best size would be for me. Here are my measurements:

Inseam - 33" (with shoes)
Height - 6'

I will be using this bike for city commuting, not more than a couple of miles, and casual riding.

Thanks
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Old 09-04-08, 01:28 PM   #2
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Given your height, I'd say go for the 58, but you might be OK on the 56. No one is going to be able to give you a better answer without more data.
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Old 09-04-08, 01:30 PM   #3
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What do you need in terms of more data?

Arm length: 24"
Weight: 200lbs
Shoe size: 13" (lol)
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start with a fit calculator such as this...
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO

Take these results, then carefully evaluate the geometry of the SST.
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Old 09-04-08, 08:01 PM   #5
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for the kind of riding you mention, you want a more upright position. So you want a larger frame so the height of the bars is close to the height of the seat.
I ride a 56 and am 2 inches shorter than you. My clothing inseam is ~ 32, but measured as should be done for a bike, it's 33. I suspect same is true for you - meaning you if you use the link above, your probably a 34 for bike purposes, so I'd suggest 58.
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