I am 5'7" tall and 29-30" inseam.
I always marvel at the length of the exposed seat post on bikes that gives people room to put a tent/sleeping bag/pad on the rack.
Somehow, I am unable to handle the elongated seat post.
I have a MTB with 18" frame and a Trek 700 with 21" frame and 700c wheels, that I am equipping as a touring bike.
The stand over height is OK.
May be I could pull out the seat post but then I will not be able to touch the ground with my toes when standing still.
I don't think I can use something like this http://www.wiggle.com/carradice-bagm...ort-bag-mount/with the seat post just 1-2" out.
Am I using bikes too large for my height or am I incorrect in keeping the seat post exposed only 1-2"?