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Old 06-26-20, 03:22 PM
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De Rosa update.

No luck selling the De Rosa so Iíve been riding it. I normally like to ride frames with a seattube of 56-57cm and toptube of 55-56cm. But at 5í9Ē on paper I should ride a 54cm. Iím starting to get use to it, the saddle to bar drop is a little more than I like, but my body is adapting to it. Itís a very quick, fast bike but super solid. I think Iíve done everything to it that I wanted so thatís done for now, so nothing left to do but ride it.





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Old 06-26-20, 03:30 PM
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Old 06-26-20, 04:48 PM
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At 5’9”, you must have odd proportions to ride 56-57 bikes. I’m a smidge over 5’10”, and can’t ride anything over a 55. It looks like you have a long inseam from the seat post height. I’m sure you can make that work. I thought you were taller.
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
At 5í9Ē, you must have odd proportions to ride 56-57 bikes. Iím a smidge over 5í10Ē, and canít ride anything over a 55. It looks like you have a long inseam from the seat post height. Iím sure you can make that work. I thought you were taller.
Nope 30Ē inseam, I like a tall seatpost with very minimal bend on my knees. Somehow thatís comfortable for me.
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Better to have it rolling than for it to just sit there.

What kind of shoes are you wearing while riding? A thicker sole could account for some of the post you are using.

Either way it deserves to be ridden.
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Old 06-26-20, 06:00 PM
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Professionals are lovely, and should be ridden quickly. Great looking bike!
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
Nope 30Ē inseam, I like a tall seatpost with very minimal bend on my knees. Somehow thatís comfortable for me.
How is your ankle and foot flexed, level, pointed down, pointed really down? What length cranks do you use?

Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
At 5í9Ē, you must have odd proportions to ride 56-57 bikes. Iím a smidge over 5í10Ē, and canít ride anything over a 55. It looks like you have a long inseam from the seat post height. Iím sure you can make that work. I thought you were taller.
What is your inseam length? I was 5' 10" when younger, now about 5' 9", 32" inseam and ridden a 58cm CTT seat tube all my life and mostly with a level ankle and foot riding style. Will be trying a 56 cm down to a 54 cm to see if I can handle it and a more upright style of riding after having suffered a back strain in February.
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I ride SPDL shoes and my foot is level in the downstroke. Just not much bend in my knee.
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What is your inseam length? I was 5' 10" when younger, now about 5' 9", 32" inseam and ridden a 58cm CTT seat tube all my life and mostly with a level ankle and foot riding style. Will be trying a 56 cm down to a 54 cm to see if I can handle it and a more upright style of riding after having suffered a back strain in February.
My cycling inseam is ~30.5". That is standing in bare feet with a level pressed tightly into my pelvis. People often use pant inseam as their cycling inseam. I have slightly shorter legs and a longer torso. Ride with slight bend in my knees, as is customary. Saddle height is so that my hips don't rock while pedaling.
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That De Rosa turned out nicely sloar ! If it works for you, ride it and keep smiling at the good fortune.

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Interesting - 32" inseam here, and I won't touch anything less than a 57cm, and usually go further towards 58-60cm for the Eddy or French fit. If it works for you, that's all that counts though!

That said, are you riding primarily in the hoods or the drops? If the drops, and if those are Cinelli Campione Del Mondo bars, you might be able to get yourself another inch up in the front by using Giro d'Italias. Perhaps you've used them before; I've found that the amount of drop between the two bars is less important than the way one's hands fit onto the curve.

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[QUOTEI thought you were taller.[/QUOTE]


The internet adds 3 inches, so I appear taller!
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
I thought you were taller.

The internet adds 3 inches, so I appear taller!
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