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Old 06-07-12, 03:11 AM
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Bike info......not sure where to start

I just picked up a used beginner bike for the wifey and was wondering where to get info on what year this may be. It is a Scattante 330 model according to the decals on the frame. The components are all sora except for the brakes which are labeled Pro-max and the crank which is a FSA. The frame size is a 57 and the picture below shows. I paid $200 for this bike and it rides and shifts smoothly. I'm trying to get the wifey to ride with me or possibly try and see if she likes cycling and did not want to drop a large amount of cash on cycling when she may not even like cycling. I definately do not want her riding my bike especially with clipless pedals and drop my bike so we will try on this low end bike. Anyone know of a data base on any serial numbers for Scattante I took the bike to get checked out at performance bike and they claim it to be a 2010 model but the seller claimed it was a 2008. The bike was in fair condition cosmetically ( scratches here and there ) but suprisingly with the low end components works well. Anyhow any help is appreciated.

Mods please move if in wrong forum.......

The Scattante in question
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Old 06-07-12, 04:31 AM
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Go to the following link for confirmation:

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Old 06-07-12, 06:29 AM
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What?

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I just picked up a... Scattante 330 model ...[t]he frame size is a 57 ...trying to get the wifey to ride with me...The Scattante in question
57cm is an odd size, are you sure?

How tall is your wife, 6'?

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Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
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Thats close but the decals dont match up with this bike

Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
57cm is an odd size, are you sure?

How tall is your wife, 6'?

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Under the saddle there is a label that says 57cm but the wifey is kinda tall at 5'9 she is what I call long legged. A local LBS claimed a 56cm might be good for her even a 58 which seemed odd to me that they would recommend even a 58. However is it normal to have different sizes depending on brands? I need to measure this frame to be sure despite what the label said but i did find a 57cm to be a selection on the Performance website. The sizes go from 54 57 60 cm.....
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Originally Posted by ED 718 View Post
Thats close but the decals dont match up with this bike



Under the saddle there is a label that says 57cm but the wifey is kinda tall at 5'9 she is what I call long legged.. The sizes go from 54 57 60 cm.....
Well, it could work, then. You may have to replace the stem to something shorter, depending...

I'd guess that 5'9" with long (proportionally) legs would be about a 56. You'll have to try it out with her. Good luck.
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I think that you're asking the wrong people.

What does your wife think of the bike? If she's ho hum, "whatever you think is all right with me", that's not a good sign.

Size is one of those things that's just like shoes. Whatever size that bike is if it fits your wife, if the stretch and vertical reach to the handlebars feels good to her, that's as good as it gets. The only value of the size number on the seat tube is to give you a rough starting estimate when you go out to buy her next bike.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
I think that you're asking the wrong people.

What does your wife think of the bike? If she's ho hum, "whatever you think is all right with me", that's not a good sign.

Size is one of those things that's just like shoes. Whatever size that bike is if it fits your wife, if the stretch and vertical reach to the handlebars feels good to her, that's as good as it gets. The only value of the size number on the seat tube is to give you a rough starting estimate when you go out to buy her next bike.
The fit feels right on her she claims, the bend in the leg and arms when she sits looks within range of how I fit on my bike. She is not stretched out in her arms nor her legs in her pedal stroke at the bottom. I did make some adjustments here and there ( Saddle , Drop bar adjustments ) till she felt in control now the test is taking a ride with her and she how she feels on the road.

Im still confused on what year this bike is but I'm just gonna go with the seller told me the link provided by Slim looks very similar to this bike even the saddle is the same so it's within range.
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ED says:

Thats close but the decals dont match up with this bike
Sometimes the dealer adds his own decals, too!
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I have the same bike

Scattante is the Performancecycle house brand bike. It is most likely about 5 years old. Mine has held up well
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