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Small Sized Schwinn Madison (Standover Height)

Old 08-31-07, 06:31 PM
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Small Sized Schwinn Madison (Standover Height)

Does anyone have any input on the standover height for the small sized Schwinn Madison? On the specs page it lists it as 799mm which is about 31.5". Is this correct? It seems a bit high for the smallest size. I'm 5'5" and wanted to know if this would be too close to comfort. I'm usually on a 50cm sized bike. Thanks.
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If the frame fits you otherwise then it fits you. worrying about standover height more than the rest is just plain drunk.
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Standover height is meaningless once you're on the bike and riding, but if you have to be on your toes to clear the top tube you're going to lament it every time you mount/dismount or fall. 31.5" seems pretty high for someone 5'5".

In any case, try to find a shop that has one so you can give it a test ride.
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I'm 5'8 and barely clear the top tube of my small madison... unless you're all legs you may have trouble.
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Originally Posted by greezychicken View Post
Does anyone have any input on the standover height for the small sized Schwinn Madison? On the specs page it lists it as 799mm which is about 31.5". Is this correct? It seems a bit high for the smallest size. I'm 5'5" and wanted to know if this would be too close to comfort. I'm usually on a 50cm sized bike. Thanks.
I'm 5'7" and I have 52 cm original Chicago Schwinn Madison. Basically, see if your nuts can clear the frame comfortably. If they can, you have the right size.
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