Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NE Tx
Bikes: Tour Easy, Linear USS, Lightening Thunderbolt, custom DF, Raleigh hybrid, Felt time trial
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You'll want to balance stand over with top tube length. They are equally important. If you're really lucky, you'll find a LHT in the perfect size. If you're more like the rest of us, you'll find one close to your size and then tweak the effective top tube length until it's just right. You can do this with stem length/angle, head tube length, bar type, and saddle position.
Obviously, there is no substitute for being able to test ride. The odds of most of us finding touring bikes in our size range to test are very slim. We're left with measuring and hoping for the best.
The bicycle is one of the great inventions of mankind. Delights children, challenges young men to feats of daring, and turns old men into boys again.--Me
Last edited by Cyclebum; 05-16-10 at 02:39 PM.