Hi all. It's a pleasure to be here and I hope to be a regular soon. My name is River(psuedonym) and I've been lurking here for a couple of months.
I was wondering if someone could help me.
I was fitted for a bike from my local LBS about a month ago and had a final fitting for the bike today although I didn't take possession of it. I was ecstatic that the bike was finally here and so I think I willed myself into believing it was a good fit. When I finally got home about 3 hours ago I started reading the literature that comes with the bike and realized then that this bike probably doesn't fit me.
My last bike was a Trek Navigator 100 and before that was a Cannondale SR400(?) or R400.
The bike is a 2008 Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30 and, as stated, it came in and was built today. The bike shop, whose name I will not mention, takes great pride in fitting their patrons but I don't believe this one fits. The top tube is touching my crotch but I'm so stretched out that I'm actually touching the front of the seat instead and not really sitting in it. I believe the size of the bike is a 55cm. I'm 5' 10" if that means anything. The literature says the standover height is "the distance from the ground to the top of the top tube at that point where your crotch would be if you were straddling the bhe bike by standing halfway between the saddle and the handlebar." The bone in my crotch was touching the bar right at the seat. I'm sure this isn't right. I will say this. This bike wasn't at all comfortable due to may being stretched.
Like I said, I haven't taken possesion of the bike nor have I even ridden it but it is paid for. I was waiting for some SKS sneaker pedals to be delivered from Rivendell before I take possession.
Am I in to far? How much of an inconvenience will this be to the LBS?
Thanks for the shoulder.