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    his and hers xtracycle advice

    I'm looking into building an Xtracycle for family utility. My g/f is about 5'2", her mom is 5' and I'm 5'10". It's a stretch to consider fitting it for mom, but what sizes should I look for in a vintage steel frame MTB that would fit my g/f and myself? I've only wrenched and built vintage road/touring bikes thus far, so I don't really know how MTB sizing works. I've got my eye on a couple Bridgestone XO-2's in the area, both are "small". One is listed thus:
    15" c2c height
    16" c2t height
    20" c2c length

    cheers,
    -Michael
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    '85 Miyata 210M
    ... more to come... '82 Miyata 1200 on its way!
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    Velocommuter Commando Sirrus Rider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by depleted View Post
    I'm looking into building an Xtracycle for family utility. My g/f is about 5'2", her mom is 5' and I'm 5'10". It's a stretch to consider fitting it for mom, but what sizes should I look for in a vintage steel frame MTB that would fit my g/f and myself? I've only wrenched and built vintage road/touring bikes thus far, so I don't really know how MTB sizing works. I've got my eye on a couple Bridgestone XO-2's in the area, both are "small". One is listed thus:
    15" c2c height
    16" c2t height
    20" c2c length


    cheers,
    -Michael
    I'm 5'4" and I ride a 16" Mountain bike.
    Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
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    1988 Specialized Sirrus, 1989 Alpine Monitor Pass MTB, 2007 Specialized Sirrus 700C hybrid, 2007 Schwinn Town & Country trike, 1970 "Resto-Improved" Raleigh 20, 1970 "WIP" Raleigh 20, and 1980 "WIP" Schwinn Town & Country trike

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    I'm 5'6" and the LBS hooked me up with a 16" frame on my Kona Fire Mountain for my Xtracycle build.
    2008 Kona Fire Mountain/Xtracycle
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