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Old 04-18-11, 10:13 AM   #1
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Sizing Question...

I'm 5'10 and my inseam(measured against a wall with a tape measure) is a bit north of 29''.

What size frame would be appropriate for me on an entry level SS/fixie road bike?(Kilo, Moto Track, windsor Hour, etc)

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Why not try contacting Bikes direct and asking them? We are not their customer service dept.
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I'm 5'10 and my inseam(measured against a wall with a tape measure) is a bit north of 29''.
Are you sure that is your inseam (crotch to floor in bare feet)? It seems very small for your height. I'm only 5'3" and my inseam is 28".
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Yep, that's a long torso, alright. Start shopping for 150mm stems unless you wanna sit up while riding.
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Are you sure that is your inseam (crotch to floor in bare feet)? It seems very small for your height. I'm only 5'3" and my inseam is 28".
I know, I measured it like 10x to make sure. I'm barefoot and measuring in some ball-hugger sweatpants and I'm 29.5''

I must be all torso, maybe thats why I suck at distance running.

Size suggestions?
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Size suggestions?
you're probably somewhere in the 54cm-ish range, but...

go to your LBS and have them help size a bike for you or grab a friend's bike and seeing what's comfortable. if you do it properly you'll end up with a much better fit and a much better ride.
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What you want is a frame that has a long top tube relative to the seat tube length. The Kilo TT is just the opposite with a very short top tube for any given seat tube length, so it's probably not a good choice for someone like you. For example, a Windsor Clockwork has a longer top tube and will better fit someone like you.
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What you want is a frame that has a long top tube relative to the seat tube length. The Kilo TT is just the opposite with a very short top tube for any given seat tube length, so it's probably not a good choice for someone like you. For example, a Windsor Clockwork has a longer top tube and will better fit someone like you.
Interesting, is "The Hour" the same geometry in regards to longer top tube? I guess I'll have to pick up a Clockwork or Hour in the 54cm range? Sounds about right to you folks?
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Interesting, is "The Hour" the same geometry in regards to longer top tube? I guess I'll have to pick up a Clockwork or Hour in the 54cm range? Sounds about right to you folks?
All the frame geometry information is posted on the bd site >>> http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm
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