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How tall are you, and what size bike are you riding?

Old 01-12-09, 09:17 PM
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How tall are you, and what size bike are you riding?

Please, track frames only need apply. Pictures to show scale are appreciated.

I'm 5'8 and I'm on a 54cm... thinking about stepping it up to a 55cm.



p.s. I tried searching, but the search function appears broken.
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Old 01-12-09, 09:27 PM
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TT and ST ftw
body height ftl
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Old 01-12-09, 09:33 PM
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It's all about that inseam baby
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6'1 and riding a 58cm frame.

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6' riding a 59.
IMO this info is kind of moot.. especially for a for a 1 cm difference. Kind of silly actually. You're better off investigating stem size and seat position. A 55 cm frame from brand "A" is not necessarily the same as a 55 cm frame from brand "B".

^see.. it's going to be all over the map.
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Old 01-12-09, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by K3NNY View Post
It's all about that inseam baby
no
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Old 01-12-09, 09:38 PM
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6' 3" and i ride a 60
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5'9". i ride a 57
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Ok, well don't follow my requested dimensions den, just post what size bike your riding and the appropriate fit measurements.
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no pictures of me on my bike.
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Originally Posted by NoneMoreBlack View Post
Ok, well don't follow my requested dimensions den, just post what size bike your riding and the appropriate fit measurements.
6' 1" and a 57cm. Did you think we would all follow your rules? hehe

I do not have a pic with my current ride either
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6' 1" and a 57cm. Did you think we would all follow your rules? hehe

I do not have a pic with my current ride either
What lenght stem do you use?
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The first thing you should be concerned about when fitting a frame is your knee position relative to the pedals. When the crank arms are parallel to the ground, the patella of the forward foot should be directly over (or close to) the pedal axle. Prop the bike up, get into position on it and hang a pendulum down from your kneecap (string with a key hanging from it or something). Move your seat back an forth until the key is hovering over the pedal axle. That's your baseline. Then you work the seat height (knee slightly bent without hyper-extending when the foot is on the lower pedal when the cranks are vertical), then dial in your handlebar reach. Start with a position like you are at your desk typing when you are on the tops of the bars.

Then tweak everything to taste.

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how's this for a guide(haven't read the whole thing)? (directed at someone who knows what they're talking about)


http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm
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My height: 6"-3"
My bike: 57cm
Photo of us:
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Old 01-12-09, 10:22 PM
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how's this for a guide(haven't read the whole thing)? (directed at someone who knows what they're talking about)


http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm
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6'1" riding a 59cm Pista.
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OP - this has been covered in a mijillion other threads. Learn how to use google. Hint - site:www.bikeforums.net
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6'0" 58cm
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Originally Posted by NoneMoreBlack View Post
Ok, well don't follow my requested dimensions den, just post what size bike your riding and the appropriate fit measurements.
I think you are missing the point.
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The first thing you should be concerned about when fitting a frame is your knee position relative to the pedals. When the crank arms are parallel to the ground, the patella of the forward foot should be directly over (or close to) the pedal axle. Prop the bike up, get into position on it and hang a pendulum down from your kneecap (string with a key hanging from it or something). Move your seat back an forth until the key is hovering over the pedal axle. That's your baseline. Then you work the seat height (knee slightly bent without hyper-extending when the foot is on the lower pedal when the cranks are vertical), then dial in your handlebar reach. Start with a position like you are at your desk typing when you are on the tops of the bars.

Then tweak everything to taste.
"Most fitting "systems" specify that some part of your knee be directly over the pedal axle at some alignment of the crank, usually with the pedal forward and the crank horizontal. This is pure nonsense. Imagine two riders, almost identical, but one rider's knees are 1 inch lower than the other's. In other words, the thigh bones of one rider are 1 inch longer than the other, and his lower legs are 1 inch shorter. Everything else about these two riders is identical, including overall height, torso length, arm length and weight. If you position the saddle such that the knee is directly over the pedal axle, the rider with the shorter thighs must have his saddle a little under 1 inch further forward of the other rider. It would be exactly 1 inch if his thigh was horizontal at that pedal position, which it isn't likely to be.

But with the saddle positioned forward, the rider with shorter thighs now has more weight that must be supported by his arms, all because of this arbitrary rule about having your knee over the pedal axle. This makes no sense. What matters is your weight distribution fore and aft, and that's determined by the fore-aft position of the saddle relative to the cranks."
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Old 01-12-09, 10:49 PM
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I think you are missing the point.
I'm not, trust me.

And that sizing guide is all well and good except that sizing for road bikes is different than sizing for track frames. I've been riding awhile, I know what I'm doing, I was just trying to get an idea of rider size to bike size. But thanks.
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