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Bike Fit - I'm an old steelie fan

Old 08-28-17, 06:14 PM
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Bike Fit - I'm an old steelie fan

I'll keep this brief
Rode a Jamis Coda converted to drop bar for over 30,000kms then went overseas and did a stupid thing and sold it
I'm back in Australia now and have found one to work some magic on and
Problem is I used to ride a 21 inch
This is 23 inch
I am 6 ft and wondering whether anyone has some advice as to whether this is viable as I cannot pre-test
I'm basically buying the steel frame to do it up as a touring road bike cos I love steel

Anyone see any issues to watch out for or how i can make this work ???
Hope this makes sense
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Old 08-28-17, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by AJH003
I'll keep this brief
Rode a Jamis Coda converted to drop bar for over 30,000kms then went overseas and did a stupid thing and sold it
I'm back in Australia now and have found one to work some magic on and
Problem is I used to ride a 21 inch
This is 23 inch
I am 6 ft and wondering whether anyone has some advice as to whether this is viable as I cannot pre-test
I'm basically buying the steel frame to do it up as a touring road bike cos I love steel

Anyone see any issues to watch out for or how I can make this work ???
Hope this makes sense
Andrew
23 is a big bike... actually largest coda frame they make. standover height almost 34 inches, which means you need a long inseam... at 6 ft 34 inseam would mean shorter upper body. This would mean even if you were tall enough for the stand over your reach would be stretched. If you're not long legged and taller in the upper body reach may be okay but then your stand over may be tough...

All that said you could probably make it work with a really short stem and being careful with the boys, but you may have to stay with straight bars, drop bars would also extend your reach to the hoods.

https://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/coda.html
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Many thanks for the quick reply - GREAT HELP TOO

I've got some fiddly measuring to do .... particularly keen on keeping "the boys" happy.
That said I can buy this really cheap and then start the fiddle process.
How I wish we could get a reasonable steelie here in Aus for a decent price !!!
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