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Old 04-13-16, 08:51 PM
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Velo Dog
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I'm with Wileyrat--unless the larger bike is unrideable, I'd go with that. I'm 6'4" (193cm), and I rode for decades on 62 and even 60 cm bikes, because that's what shops stocked ("We'll make it fit you"). I was never entirely comfortable, but I had nothing to compare it with--I thought everybody rode with pain. For my midlife crisis I ordered a Rivendell, and Grant's sizing guide put me on a 65. I was skeptical, but I figured it was stupid to pay for professional advice and then ignore it. Instantly, on my first ride, I could go 25 percent farther than previously. I've had the bike for nine years, and it's still perfect.
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