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Frame size help needed!

Old 07-16-05, 03:36 AM
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Frame size help needed!

Hi,

I need some advice regarding frame size. I've seen a second hand Trek 1200 flat bar advertised at quite a good price. It's a 58cm frame and I'm 6ft 4 "with a 34" inside leg (I think!). The bikes advertised as being suitable for people up to 6ft4 with adjustments to the seat post and stem..

Is this right?

Thanx for any advice!
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Originally Posted by Squiddy
Hi,

I need some advice regarding frame size. I've seen a second hand Trek 1200 flat bar advertised at quite a good price. It's a 58cm frame and I'm 6ft 4 "with a 34" inside leg (I think!). The bikes advertised as being suitable for people up to 6ft4 with adjustments to the seat post and stem..

Is this right?

Thanx for any advice!

FWIW, Trek measures to the top of the seat tube. That makes, in comparison to other makes who measure center to center, the "same size" frame, smaller.
I am 6'2" with 35" from my seat (crotch) to the bottom of my foot (the measurement you really need) and ride a 60cm Cannondale (who measures to the top of the top tube). A 58cm Trek is about a 56 Cannondale (due to other differences)
Sounds too small to me.

But it is impossible to give you sound advice over the internet.
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Thanks, I'm more than likely going to be outbid on it anyway.. So I'm probably just going to get the Trek Single speed hybrid in a 25" frame as my budget's quite tight this now..

Anyway, its going to take me at least a year before I can get into a good enough shape to get onto a proper road bike!
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