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Old 02-13-17, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
Would you buy a pair of shoes in size 7 if you wore size 10?
^Exactly. Frame fit is extremely important. You can usually fit a couple of sizes, but once you go outside of those it will be a terrible ride, no matter how long your stem and seat post. I'm the same height as you OP, and there's no way I would ride a 19' frame. Just remember, these forums see a lot of bikes for sale that were bought by someone who hoped they could get away with a frame that was too big or too small, and ultimately decided it wasnt gonna work after riding it for a while. Save yourself the headache and buy the correct size.
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