Old 07-11-20, 07:13 AM
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Since saddle height is based on leg length (inseam) and is independent of the bottom bracket height, it stands to reason that the saddle to ground distance would vary directly with bottom bracket height. Crank arm length makes a difference too. I agree with xroadcharlie that saddle position is determined by the relationship between your knee's center of rotation and the pedal spindle and shouldn't be used to to adjust "reach". I'm not absolutely sure but with your long torso and short legs, with a production bike, a frame size based on your leg length would have you in a more upright position and less weight being supported by your arms. Is your arm length proportional to your long torso? Perhaps a side-view photo of you on your bike with crank arms horizontal might reveal more than your description does and allow some "experts" to comment.
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