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Old 06-18-14, 02:54 PM
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Help me decide between some bikes

I am looking at a drop conversion project from these 6

I am 5'11'' btw

26" Scott Adventure Trail Mtn Bike

Gary Fisher Tassajara

CANNONDALE M300 18in Mountain Bike

Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour Bike - Green

bridge stone mountain bike

Jamis 18 speed mountain bike
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Old 06-18-14, 02:56 PM
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The Raleigh is what I would pick if it's a good fit.

You could even sell the bullmoose bars to help fund the project.
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Old 06-18-14, 03:48 PM
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Actually, the Raleigh's bars are rare and should be retained, and also because that frame requires a 21.15mm stem. That could be a PITA when trying to find the correct stem for a drop conversion. I think the Raleigh is too big and the top tube too long and angles too slack for drop bar fit.

You need a 19.5-21" frame.
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Hi MikesChevelle. I have a Raleigh Elkhorn Mtn Tour that is sort of my conversion bike. Instead of swapping the bar, I rotated it forward for a lower posture. Doesn't add hand positions though. Thought the image might help you through the process. Any one of those bikes would do nicely.
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The Raleigh is too big. I'd go with the Bridgestone or the Jamis; whichever has the best components.
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If you are 5'11" those are all to small for you. I am local and can hook you up for chump change on a Diamondback Ascent in your size.
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Old 06-18-14, 08:57 PM
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Consider that MTBs have relatively long top tubes compared to road bikes, plus the shape of a drop bar puts your hands further forward. Smaller might be better, if you are okay with a somewhat long seatpost.
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