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    I'm Lost...help

    So I've been riding a fixed conversion that is too small for about a year and a half and wanted to switch over to a track frame that's my size. I'm 6'4" and have been having trouble finding a bike that is right for me. My friends say i should get some 60cm and up frame in steel. However I've read that the larger steel frames have alot of flex in them and i want something rigid. So now I've been looking at aluminum frames but i don't really know what to look for. I just need some guidance in the right direction on which frame size and a list of possible frames that would fit. My price range for the frame is $900 - $1000. Also this is kinda lame but my dream bike is the Cinelli Vigorelli and i know they only run up to 58cm but is there any way that i might fit on one of those?

    my sizing on Competitive Cyclist:

    Inseam: 35"
    Trunk:27"
    Arm:29"
    Thigh:26"
    Lower Leg:24"
    Sternal Notch: 61"
    Total Height: 74"

    Seat tube range c-c: 57.6 - 58.1
    Seat tube range c-t: 59.4 - 59.9
    Top tube length: 59.8 - 60.2
    Stem Length: 12.7 - 13.3
    BB-Saddle Position: 80.3 - 82.3
    Saddle-Handlebar: 60.3 - 60.9
    Saddle Setback: 6.3 - 6.7


    Sorry if this was already asked a thousand times before but i couldn't find the answer i was looking for.

    Thanks

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    Your best bet is to find a good local bike fitter and have them look at you on a bike or three. It's hard to do from just body dimensions because it also depends a lot on flexibility and riding style.
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    Stop listening to your friends and consult your LBS.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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