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    62cm Frame Fitting

    Hello, I am 5'10" and have a 33.5" leg length though. I am looking at a frame i really want, but seems to big. I am not really sure if i should just go for it or if its way to big, the only reason im considering it is because i have long legs. So what do you think, do you think I'll fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djh48 View Post
    Hello, I am 5'10" and have a 33.5" leg length though. I am looking at a frame i really want, but seems to big. I am not really sure if i should just go for it or if its way to big, the only reason im considering it is because i have long legs. So what do you think, do you think I'll fit?
    is 33.5" a crotch to floor measurement(standing barefoot)?

    A 62 cm sounds too big for you, but inseam length is just one measurement used in fitting.
    Last edited by BoSoxYacht; 12-25-12 at 01:02 PM.

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    Yeah, got the book into my crotch, and measured from the ground, and thats what i thought

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    WTF is a fitment calculator?

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    Well I already know about those, im just trying to get other opinions

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    What's the top tube length?

    Seat tube measurement is meaningless.

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    I have a 62 and I'm 6'1". I think it's too big for me. I don't have enough seat post showing for my liking. Luckily I have long arms and the reach is just about right.

    Definitely use a fit calculator. Measure yo'self!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djh48 View Post
    Well I already know about those, im just trying to get other opinions
    Oh, well, in that case, I think you will fit great!

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    Not trying to be a diÁk but just go to a bike shop, see what fits, what's comfortable, and get what you like.
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    You should be on size 56 max.

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    Just remembered this is in FG/SS. I wanted to mention that my track frame (Windsor The Hour) is MUCH smaller than my road bike (the 62cm [or it could be 61, can't remember] I quoted earlier) for some reason. (So I ask, do people often ride a smaller frame for track or is mine just weird?)

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    Which one is more comfortable
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    My guess is that the road bike has a traditional seat tube measurement. Seat tube used to mean something. Not so much anymore.

    As was said,
    Quote Originally Posted by Spoonrobot View Post
    What's the top tube length?

    Seat tube measurement is meaningless.
    Do that.

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    I am basically your size. 5'10.5" with a 85cm inseam, which is 33.46 inches.

    62 is way too big.

    I am currently riding a 53cm c-t seat tube, and 55cm top tube. I have a bit of seat post exposed, but riser bars offset it. Bike is very comfortable.

    My previous fixed gear was a 56 c-t seat tube, and 56.8cm top tube. Much less seat post exposed, but the top tube was too long.

    I do prefer my saddle pretty far back for various reasons.

    Would love to experiment strictly with a track bike that I have no intentions of tricking on with a non setback seat post and a larger frame. You would definitely need the seat higher I assume. But think it might work for shortening the top tube. If you look at massan for example, he has his seat slammed forward and is right up over the handlebars on a leader. And he isn't short.

    Just ride some bikes and see. Take a bit of time to learn what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    This is the only "opinion" you need.
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