BD bikes frame geometry?
Sorry for another sizing question. About to pull the trigger on a BD bike after tons of mind-numbing research. My brain still can't comprehend the frame geometry #'s and what is track vs road geometry exactly.
I want to get back into riding for fun and exercise basically around urban streets. I'm fairly tall at 6'3" but with a long waist. My inseam is barely 34" from my dangly bits probably closer to 33.5"
I test drove a 07 rush hour 57cm and it felt good. I had about 1.5" of standover room. But the LBS wanted $550 for it, which is more than I want to spend now. At that price I'd spend the extra # for a One Way or Steamroller. So for now I'll get a BD bike. I'd prefer brakes and the ability to run SS and fixed but not a deal breaker.
Rush hour specs (08 couldn't find 07) 22.4" top tube length, 32.16" Standover, 74° seat angle, 74.5° head angle
Moto Mess: 22.44" top tube length, 32.5" standover, 73° seat angle, 73.5° head angle
Kilo TT: 22.6" top tube length, 33" standover, don't know angles,
Dawes/Windsor: 22.16" top tube length, 32" standover, 74° seat angle, 72° head angle
Any advice or feedback on how these bikes will differ in fit and which one may be my best bet is greatly appreciated. I was initially leaning toward a Dawes/Clockwork but think that one may not fit the best.
UPDATE: Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm not going to sweat the little differences as I'm now confident that 58 range is best for me. I prefer slightly small over too big and I think the angles of the Clockwork will be nice for my style of riding. So I ordered the Clockwork orange last night in 58cm. I'll fine tune things after some time with the bike as mander suggested. Review to follow after I get it and get some miles in.
Last edited by Walfredo; 06-19-09 at 02:57 PM.
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