Hi all, I know itīs been discussed a lot, but I just want to be sure, before I finally by the LHT frame. Itīs just about having the right size for me. Here in Germany almost no bikeshop has this bike for testing. I only know one in Berlin, which is too far away from here to just go there to ride a bike. So I have to stick to advices and so, because I cannot ride it before.
Here are some of my data I typed into this Competitive Cyclist Fit Calc...
I have been reading a lot in forums like this and also somebody from the only shop here I know recommends a 58cm frame, because the standover height is 83 cm and there is enough space to maneuver it whith heavy load. I am just a bit unsure, whether it might be too small. But on the other side I have read, that one should rather take the smaller size if he is unsure. Also somebody here wrote that Surly recommends a frame that is 2 sizes (or cm) smaller than the road bike (which I donīt have yet).
The bike is supposed to be used everywhere, for commuting but also long touring. I am a student and want to do a long journey after my graduation this summer, probably through Africa or Asia. I donīt know yet exactly.
So, if anybody could help me, I would be very grateful !