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Old 03-03-09, 03:59 PM
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wwwdotcomdotnet: You're definitely around a 53-55cm fit. I'm 5'10" with a 31.7 inseam and I ride a 53cm Kilo. I could have fit on a 50cm though, so either a 53 or a 55 should be about where you want to be (you'd probably be fine on either).
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Finished, until I get some more expendable income. I'm not feeling the yellow tires, but hey, they're Zaffiro Pros and were on sale for $12 at PBK. And that's not a scratch on the TT, just a glare from my window.
Ahhhh could you tell me what wheels? CXP22...? I love your bike.
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Originally Posted by xsnakobx
wwwdotcomdotnet: You're definitely around a 53-55cm fit. I'm 5'10" with a 31.7 inseam and I ride a 53cm Kilo. I could have fit on a 50cm though, so either a 53 or a 55 should be about where you want to be (you'd probably be fine on either).
Would you say that the bike fits you perfectly, or is it slightly too big or too small? Did you swap out the stock stem and bars?

I forgot to add that I will be swapping for some standard riser bars, so maybe that will shorten the ride for me? Still a bit confused, but it seems like a 53 or 55 is my size. Just need to figure out which is best is all.
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i'm 6'1" with a 32 in.inseam, ride a 55 and it fits perfect.
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Originally Posted by xsnakobx
wwwdotcomdotnet: You're definitely around a 53-55cm fit. I'm 5'10" with a 31.7 inseam and I ride a 53cm Kilo. I could have fit on a 50cm though, so either a 53 or a 55 should be about where you want to be (you'd probably be fine on either).
I'm 5'10" with a bit smaller inseam (which means longer torso... if you measured yours in bare feet), and extremely flexible (palms on the floor with no warm up). How's your upper body fit / extension / reach (or whatever you want to call it), & / or how flexible are you?
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Old 03-03-09, 06:26 PM
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I measured my inseam with shoes on (how you're supposed to for bikes), so we probably have about the same inseam. I'm not very flexible (working on that).
I did switch out the stock bars for bullhorns (the stock bars were fine, just wanted a more reasonable bar for alleycats, though with the wind how it is lately, I want some drops again). The stock stem is a little long, but not too bad (idmitch, you'd probably be fine with it since you're more flexible than I am). I ride my friend's 53cm Iro for kicks sometimes, and that has measurements of around 52cm instead of the 53cm Kilo's 55cm (ish) measurements, and that fits fine as well (though the seat tube on his is already a bit high and I'd want it higher). I think going up to a 55cm Kilo would be a little much (I only have a fist of seatpost, and would want to swap the stem for something maybe 90mm instead of 110cm).
Hope that helps you folks.
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Originally Posted by xsnakobx
I measured my inseam with shoes on (how you're supposed to for bikes), so we probably have about the same inseam. I'm not very flexible (working on that).
I did switch out the stock bars for bullhorns (the stock bars were fine, just wanted a more reasonable bar for alleycats, though with the wind how it is lately, I want some drops again). The stock stem is a little long, but not too bad (idmitch, you'd probably be fine with it since you're more flexible than I am). I ride my friend's 53cm Iro for kicks sometimes, and that has measurements of around 52cm instead of the 53cm Kilo's 55cm (ish) measurements, and that fits fine as well (though the seat tube on his is already a bit high and I'd want it higher). I think going up to a 55cm Kilo would be a little much (I only have a fist of seatpost, and would want to swap the stem for something maybe 90mm instead of 110cm).
Hope that helps you folks.
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Originally Posted by jdmitch
I'm 5'10" with a bit smaller inseam (which means longer torso... if you measured yours in bare feet), and extremely flexible (palms on the floor with no warm up). How's your upper body fit / extension / reach (or whatever you want to call it), & / or how flexible are you?
I measured barefoot. I can touch the tips of my fingers to the floor, so I would say I am not flexible, but not too stiff either. What size are you?
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Looks like I am leaning towards a 53cm.
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Originally Posted by yoyosup
Ahhhh could you tell me what wheels? CXP22...? I love your bike.
They're actually the stock Kilo wheels I had from an earlier build. CPX22s will probably be my next purchase though.
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Originally Posted by wwwdotcomdotnet
I measured barefoot. I can touch the tips of my fingers to the floor, so I would say I am not flexible, but not too stiff either. What size are you?
Haven't bought one yet, but I'm looking at the 53 RAW when it's released... or possibly the 55 ,due to reach... most bike fitting programs have me at ideally a ~660 overall reach = effective top tube + stem... however that puts my crotch aweful close to the top tube (PBH is actually 30.9" = barefoot, the way it should be)... most likely, thought, it'll be the 53 RAW frameset with a 120 stem.
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Originally Posted by Thetank
All the bike fitting experts just cried a little bit!
By no means did I hear that from an expert, just the internet. (Sorry if I'm wrong, it happens quite a bit).
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Old 03-03-09, 07:53 PM
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I'm 6'1" with a 33.5"-ish inseam. I really like how the 57 fits.

got out and got some daytime flicktures.




And what I think is the sexiest gap ever...
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Tank, you're supposed to measure your "bikcycle" inseam with the shoes on that you ride in.
Also, stuff a book in between your legs and stuff it up there good.
Measure from the top of the book to the floor, and thatll give you your bike inseam.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 03-03-09, 08:32 PM
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^^Yay! Maybe I wasn't wrong after all!
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I saw pictures of the raw frame, it looks great. I wonder when it comes out. Too bad I can't wait that long, I want a bike now! Hopefully mine arrives sometime by mid next week.
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For sizing

https://www.wrenchscience.com/


Go to road, Fit system, and sign up.

Then do the measurements.

It will answer all your questions about sizing and then some.

or if you're lazy do the book thing to the crotch.
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Are you sure that you're 6'1 or that bike is 57cm? Maybe you have short legs and long torso i don't know, hot ride either way.
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yeah if that bike is 57cm and you're 6'1...your saddle is too low for sure
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the frame actually measures 60cm from the center of the BB to the top of the seat tube. that's true with all the kilos... they're actually a bit bigger than they're listed... I think BikesDirect.com gives you the actual sizes.

I don't think my saddle is too low... If I went any higher I think I'd be pointing my toes a bit too much... I'll try it though.

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Originally Posted by tvvat
the frame actually measures 60cm from the center of the BB to the top of the seat tube. that's true with all the kilos... they're actually a bit bigger than they're listed... I think BikesDirect.com gives you the actual sizes.

I don't think my saddle is too low... If I went any higher I think I'd be pointing my toes a bit too much... I'll try it though.

Thanks.
I've got the same inseam 33.5"-ish, also riding a 57. I find it comfortable even with the long stock stem. I purchased my kilo back in '07 and it's got that long ugly threaded stem.
Anyone with suggestions on a nice stem upgrade, preferably with the removable faceplate?

Just to add, my seatpost is a smidge higher than yours tvvat and I don't find myself tip-toeing. I don't know how some of you 6 footers are riding on 53's....

tvvat, what seatpost is that? and saddle for that matter?
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Originally Posted by thehappyrobot
Tank, you're supposed to measure your "bikcycle" inseam with the shoes on that you ride in.
Also, stuff a book in between your legs and stuff it up there good.
Measure from the top of the book to the floor, and thatll give you your bike inseam.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
https://www.coloradocyclist.com/bikefit
https://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...der=M&units=cm
https://www.cycling-inform.com/articl...ike/Page1.html

Pretty much every fitment begins by measuring inseam on bare feet or socks.
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removed stickers, adjusted saddle / stem and put another couple hundred miles on it.
i keep loving this thing, more and more.
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sh*tty kalloy seatpost and sh*tty soma saddle... saddle's pretty damn uncomfortable on the insides of my butt cheeks... but... it looks cool . Once I have enough money I'll buy a real saddle.
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You're right. I was thinking of something else.
I had a brain fart.
I was thinking of getting the right saddle height.
For that formula, you have to measure your inseam while wearing your riding shoes and multiply that by .882 or something.....

My bad!
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