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Colnago frame: what size do you ride with my height?

Old 02-28-06, 05:32 PM
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Colnago frame: what size do you ride with my height?

Hello

just wanted to get some Colnago riders who are 6ft tall with a 33.5 inch inseam, and 34/35 inch dresss shirt sleeve legnth :-) Those are my dimensions and wanted to see if anyone close to that, what frame size in a Colnago do you ride. 'Nago sizing seemed to changed from early 1990's to now(so I can't use the current Colnago sizing charts) but I'm mostly interested in anyone riding a frame from the early to late 1990's/early 2000 or 2001. I'm only interested in frames from that time period since I love the old steel models, not the stuff they make now. I normally ride a 58 center to top/57 center to center frame with a 57 top tube but want a more upright position and a bike geometry that is tighter for moutain/hill climbing and crit racing in city streets. My bike now is a Fondriest from 1996. I'm looking to add a seocnd bike to my stable and see a lot of folks dumping their Colnago's from the 1990's to upgrade to the newer frames. Thanks for your input.
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Old 02-28-06, 06:59 PM
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I have a 1993 Masterlight that I bought on ebay. I am 5-11 1/2 with inseam of 32 so a pretty normal build or shoud I say no short waist or long torso. My frame is 56cm. I bought the bike as a second bike fairly inexpensive on ebay only to have a little more rust than I would of liked. So, I had it repainted and updated most of the drivetrain. I am not totally in love with this bike. I know you didn't want to hear all of this other stuff.
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Old 02-28-06, 07:29 PM
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5'11" and 33.5 cycling inseam.

I have two 57cm Colnagos and a 58cm.

I prefer the 57s, slighly.
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I'm 6'4" and have a 35.5" inseam and ride a 62 cm C-40 and it feels just a tad large. But my 61 cm Colnago Super from '82 feels EXACTLY right.
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I am approx the same size and was fitted for a 58cm by my Local bike shop. Fits me fine.

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I'm just a smidge shorter than 6ft with a 32.5 inseam. I ride a 56cm. I should point out to you though that I prefer a smaller frame. Dimensionally I should ride a 57 or 58 cm frame.
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I think your best bet would be a 57cm
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Remember Colnago sizes their frames C-T so what they list as the size is usually two sizes smaller. I ride a 59 (according to Ernesto) C40. C-C measures 57 with a top tube of 56.9cm. just something to keep in mind.
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5'7" with a 29" to 30" inseam, so I'm not exactly the target market here -- but I ride a sloping 50 Mix. With not a lot of seatpost showing.
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I have a master x light. I am 5'11'' with 33'' inseam. My frame is 54cm ctc and is perfect fit for me, but I like lots of seatpost. I would say that a 56 ctc would be spot on for you.
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I am 6'2", with a 35" shirt length, and a 34 inch inseam. I read a 62cm MasterXLite to with perfect fit and comfort. I use a 110mm stem.
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Six foot on a good day. 32" inseam, 35 shirt. 59 inch 2002 CT-1 with a 120 stem. This is probably about where you want to be judging by the specs you posted. You still should try to be fitted on one because they are spendy and you may as well get the closest frame that is right for your physique.
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Iíve been looking for a C40 for ages unsuccessfully. I only seem to come across 52cm (53cm c-c top tube) or 54cm (54cm c-c top tube) sizes. Does anybody actually own a 53cm size?I am 1.72 meters tall (5ft 7 Ĺ ins) and inside leg measurement between 79.5cm and 80cm.

Do you think a 52cm size (50cm c-c seat tube) would be ok?

Thank you.
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Back around the time frame you mentioned there was a formula for determining frame size espoused by Greg LeMond & Cyrille Guimard. This was all before sloping Top Tubes. Basically it was your inseam in CM X .667 = C to C frame size. In my case, my 32.5" inseam put me on a 54-55 frame. That worked perfectly for me. Today I am riding a 55 steel Guru with a 55 TT. Fits me like a glove.
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Old 08-05-18, 05:10 PM
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Just as a "head's up", there isn't a professional bike fitter in the world that would try to fit you to a frame based solely on your height.
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Nothing unusual about the Colnago geometry. Only their "sloping" frames are sized a bit different.
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Back around the time frame you mentioned there was a formula for determining frame size espoused by Greg LeMond & Cyrille Guimard. This was all before sloping Top Tubes. Basically it was your inseam in CM X .667 = C to C frame size. In my case, my 32.5" inseam put me on a 54-55 frame. That worked perfectly for me. Today I am riding a 55 steel Guru with a 55 TT. Fits me like a glove.
I used to have that Lemond book years ago and I remember he did give such a formula.

Interestingly, 79.5cm * 0.667 = 53 so thatís exactly why I am asking if a size 52cm C40 would be too small because I havenít yet come across a 53cm size. I only come across 52cm or 54cm sizes..

Reason Iím asking is because Iíve seen one I like the look of in a 52cm size but itís a long way to travel to view it.
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