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Old 09-13-10, 09:54 PM   #1
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Question about bike size --

I "loosely" measured the inseam of my leg to be around 29 inches. That was enough room for my bales to have about an inch of breathing room. Is that a good measurement for bar hight?

Bike got stolen (probably for good reasoning it was cursed since the day I got it.) Problem was it was a tad too high.

Do I go by the stand - over hight? I keep seeing numbers for 52 cm 56 etc. But 29 inches to CM is roughly 76 cm or so.
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Old 09-13-10, 09:57 PM   #2
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just click this. http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO
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If you got a 76cm bike it would be like riding a tall-bike!
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You should always pick your bike according to your reach/torso, that means the top tube length is far more important than seat tube's length.
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76cm bike=



Yes, those are 700c wheels.
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Yes, those are 700c wheels.
I literally just lol'd!! That bike is awesome on so many levels!
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His bars are probably 52cm wide.
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Old 09-22-10, 08:40 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help, and no I am not looking for a 76 cm bike haha. That is the inseam of my leg. haha. I might be able to ride that bike if I say on the top tube...
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