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Old 07-16-16, 07:43 PM
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Bikes: Bianchi San Mateo and a few others

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My usual comfort zone is the 53-55 cm range, but I've ridden a few bikes outside that range that could've been adjusted to fit without too much fuss. My current bikes all happen to be the same size:

53 cm 2006 Bianchi San Mateo / 53.5 cm effective top tube
53 cm 2011 Diamondback Steilacoom CCX / 54 cm effective top tube
21" 1986 Trek 300 Elance / 54.5 cm top tube
21" 1972 Peugeot UO-8 / roughly 55 cm top tube IIRC

I recently came across a 50 cm 1984 Miyata 1000 that was too nice a bike to pass up. It's a little short, so I've got a fair amount of seatpost and quill showing, but it has a 53.5 cm top tube just like my Bianchi. The Bianchi fits great, so I figure I'll give the Miyata a shot.
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