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frame size for 5' 1" girl

Old 07-29-14, 04:56 PM
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frame size for 5' 1" girl

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My girlfriend is 5'4" and she rides a 6
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Originally Posted by Elvo
My girlfriend is 5'4" and she rides a 6
Wow, that's pretty small!

56, maybe?
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Depending on leg-to-torso proportion, probably 46-48 cm frame… likely want to look at women's bikes.
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My wife is 5' on a good day and rides a 44cm Specialized Ruby and an XS(14") Juliana Nevis.
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A 44cm or a small 650 wheeled bike.
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My lady is 4'11 and rides a 12" MTB frame
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Picture of said girl is required for proper fitting, clothing optional.
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Old 07-29-14, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by FLvector
Picture of said girl is required for proper fitting, clothing optional.
Nah. How about a midget road bike porn thread?
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Emma Pooley interview Velonation May 2010

[At just 1.57m (under 5’2”) tall Pooley has often had trouble getting bikes, particularly time trial bikes, to fit. Riding for Cervélo allows her to race time trials with smaller 650c wheels though, not an option with all bike sponsors. “I’m on the smallest size [48cm] of P3 or P4,” she confirmed. “Its great, it’s so much better, it’s just so much easier to get the position right and actually the handling is much easier in crosswinds because there’s so much less surface area on the cross section of the front wheel. I really am super happy with my P3!”

Read more: ]Emma Pooley Interview: Winning for the team
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bt, more than just your height is needed to fit you on a bike. Google bike sizing chart and take your pick. Or compare several. The best charts require various measurements and tell you how to take them. Here is one from wiggle, a UK online retailer that is representative: Wiggle Customer Services.

Other folks on here can perhaps give you the name of the favorite site. I swear I can't remember it.
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Slow twitch article on women sizing. At the end of article is the thing on Emma Pooley.

The Problem with Women - Slowtwitch.com
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Originally Posted by NormanF
Nah. How about a midget road bike porn thread?
so naked midgets and road bikes??
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Originally Posted by calgarc
so naked midgets and road bikes??
I meant SMALL road bikes, silly!
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Originally Posted by Elvo
My girlfriend is 5'4" and she rides a 6
She would do better with a Seven.
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Originally Posted by datlas
She would do better with a Seven.
That's me
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Wife rides a 44cm Trek, about 5" 0". I
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Originally Posted by Elvo
My girlfriend is 5'4" and she rides a 6
She rides a 6? Maybe you should order some Enzyte.
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Originally Posted by datlas
She would do better with a Seven.
There's no way I could get it to 7 without an expensive stem upgrade
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Originally Posted by Elvo
There's no way I could get it to 7 without an expensive stem upgrade
And painful!
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pics of the bikes talked about in this thread please?
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My wife is 5'3" and rides a 48 and when I get lucky she rides a 10
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