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Curious about what Lemond users ride... Sizing..

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Old 04-23-07, 08:50 PM
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Curious about what Lemond users ride... Sizing..

I know Lemond bicycles have unique frames, and was curious what your height is, and how big your Lemond frame is. Just trying to get a feel for what I should be trying. Thanks.
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Old 04-23-07, 08:53 PM
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Very "Long" bikes, long stem, long everything, very strung out. 6'0", size 59, but I am expecting to grow a bit more so I bought in accordance with that idea. Keep that in mind.
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Old 04-23-07, 09:25 PM
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I'm 6'0 and wear 32 length pants, which are just about right for me (by right i mean they barely almost dragging in the back with shoes on) and I ride a 57.
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53cm 5'-9"

LeMond geometry seems to have a longer top tube than others - which feels like I am stretching out a little on the upper body - even though the remainder of the specs (leg, crank, clearence etc) line up ok.

Can result in neck muscle soreness and arm soreness for long rides (50 mi +).

I am a little over 5'-9" and I ride a 53cm LeMond BuenosAires- on which I slightly feel stretched out.
YMMV.
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Old 04-23-07, 09:51 PM
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I'm 6'2" and I ride a 59cm Croix de Fer. The top tube does feel quite long, since I used to ride a 64cm (!) Fuji with no trouble, but I feel kinda stretched out on the LeMond.
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I am 6' 0" tall, wear 32 length pants and ride a size 57 Lemond but I changed the 120 stem for a 110. I can comfortably ride on the hoods for 95% of a 5 hour ride.
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6'-2" 34.5" inseam and I ride a 57" Tourmalet...(compact) and it fits like a glove. I can ride in the drops for 90% of a 4 hr. ride and not have any complaints. my back is flat and I believe this is the most aerodynamic position for me.
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5'8", 30" inseam (yep... I'm small)

Ride a 53
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'06 Tourmalet
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Thanks for the info.. I'm going to go with a 55 CM I suppose. I tried a 57 and there wasn't quite enough elbow bend for the perfectly comfortable ride, so I guess the next step down should do it. I am 5'11" with a 32 inseam.
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I am 5' 9" and have a 32 inch inseam and ride a 53cm Versailles, love it.
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I'm 6 feet and ride a 57 cm Tourmalet.
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Originally Posted by JOEPIPPAS
6'-2" 34.5" inseam and I ride a 57" Tourmalet...(compact) and it fits like a glove. I can ride in the drops for 90% of a 4 hr. ride and not have any complaints. my back is flat and I believe this is the most aerodynamic position for me.
That's weird.

I'm the same height and roughly the same inseam (34"), and I ride a 59cm Tourmalet. I am running some spacers on the steerer and I did switch to a shorter stem.

The only thing that prevents me from being able to ride for any length of time in the drops (anything longer than 20 minutes at a time) is the craptacular OEM Bontrager saddle.

But I have a longish torso and gangly arms, so maybe that's why I fit better on the longer top-tube'd Lemond.....

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5' 10" size 57 130mm stem. i have long arms.
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6' 5", 37" cycling inseam (35" pants inseam), 61cm Reno.
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5' 9.5" / 34 inch inseam and matching long arms (a positive ape index in climbing terms). 55cm fits just right. I was also looking at the specialized Tarmac and found the 56 a little too big, the 54 about right in height, but too tight on the top tube. The Lemond was the perfect in between fit for me. Running a 90 stem, and pretty healthy seat to bar drop (around 3" - 3,5" if I recall correctly).
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Originally Posted by pinetreeforest1
Thanks for the info.. I'm going to go with a 55 CM I suppose. I tried a 57 and there wasn't quite enough elbow bend for the perfectly comfortable ride, so I guess the next step down should do it. I am 5'11" with a 32 inseam.
I'm 6'1" with a 32 inseam (pants) and ride a 55 cm Zurich. The real answer is - go get fitted, but I think going too small is better than going too big.
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6'1, 32 pant length, 57 Tourmalet. Perfect as I have the long torso going on!
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A "center mount" seatpost (not the rear-mount that comes with the complete bike) and the stem flipped upright make it a bit easier to deal with the long top tube
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I'm 5'7" have a slightly longer torso to leg ratio. I ride a 53 and got a 10mm shorter stem, but could have gone with a 51.
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I'm 6'2", with an 86cm inseam. I ride a 57.
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I'm 6'0" with a long torso and my 57cm with 120cm stem has me too stretched out. The 175 crank isn't helping either.
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I'm 6' 2" with a pants inseam of 32" and I ride a 57 cm Lemond Zurich (2002) with the stock stem flipped and a single thin spacer. It fits pretty well, but I have run out of drop as my flexibility has improved. If I want more saddle to bars drop I'll have to get a stem with more angle (flipped down, of course) or bars with a deeper drop. For a stock frame this one fits me amazingly well.

Back in the old days all the decent road frames had top tubes the same length as the seat tube or shorter so I had to ride bikes with not as much saddle to bars drop as I would like in order to get a decent toptube length. My Lemond's geometry fits me much better.
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6'1" with a 31" inseam and I ride a 57cm 2004 Tourmalet. I had to swap out the stem for a 100mm from the stock 120mm. Feels great now.

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6'2", 32" pants inseam, 33.5" taint inseam.

Ride a 57cm Lemond Poprad w/stock 110mm stem. TT is 578mm.

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