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Old 04-26-03, 12:33 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by MichaelW
[B]Women differ to men in the proportion of leg length to torso+ arms, so may need a bike with a different ratio of length to height. There is no one shape which fits all women , but "women specific design" (WSD) bikes usually have a shorter top tube than the equiv male bike.

By sloping top tube do you mean the old ladies step-through design, or the modern compact road frame style (like Giant TCR).

Hi, Yes I mean the new technology. I wouldn't dream of putting her on the old fashioned girl's frame. It's amazing that a skirt dictated how a bike frame was to be built! Thanks for all the saddle info. etc... more to consider than I realized.

Steve
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