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23" Raleigh Esquire - too big for me?

Old 08-02-09, 06:10 PM
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23" Raleigh Esquire - too big for me?



I've read various bike sizing guides and I can't work out weather I'd be ok on this.
I'm 5'9 (175cm) and I have an inside leg measurement of around 32".
Can't really try it out beforehand unfortunately!


Any thoughts?
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Old 08-02-09, 06:23 PM
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I'm 5 feet 10 inches, with a 32 inch inside leg, and my road bike is a 23 and a half inch frame, measured from the centre of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube. It's absolutely fine for me.
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Old 08-02-09, 06:26 PM
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What's 23"?? Based on the head tube, it looks too large for it to be a 23" seat tube so I'm guessing 23" from the BB to the center of the top tube.
I'm the same height as you, but with much shorter legs (29.5" inseam). That bike would be too large for me. If your inseam is 32", it might work for you, but it will be a tad on the large side.
Maybe others have a different opinion.
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Old 08-02-09, 08:51 PM
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I have a 32" inseam, am 5'-10" tall, and can ride a 63 cm (almost 25", C/T) frame easily. I do like my saddle high, but that bike still has nearly a handful of seatpost showing. I'd say don't worry about the size of the one you've posted, even if it's a 60 cm C/T). It looks like a 72-degree seat post, too, which effectively lowers the standover a bit.
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Old 08-02-09, 08:56 PM
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I have several Raleighs in different sizes. My experience is that I am most comfortable on a bike that is slightly larger. That is certainly a 23" frame. If the price is right, snap it up. Adjust the seat up or down a half inch... It will fit you perfectly.
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Old 08-13-09, 10:24 PM
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I'm 5'7" with a 30" inseam and I ride a 23" Raleigh Superbe. Its a bit big but I can still manage to ride even without the crotch clearance.
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Old 08-13-09, 10:26 PM
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Mine has only an inch and of seatpost visible but it still fits. A big bike takes getting used to. The other size made by Raleigh was a 21".
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Old 08-13-09, 10:29 PM
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I also have a 30" inseam and ride a 23" Raleigh. But I agree with Roccobike, the bike in the OP looks larger than 23".
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