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What size bike do I get Kilo Stripper

Old 03-30-11, 06:32 PM
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What size bike do I get Kilo Stripper

I am 6' tall. Which means by Saddle Ups post I would fit a 56 or 57cm.

But its unclear whether this is center to center or center to top?

From bikesdirect..........................

NOTE: Sized center to center, most riders fit a size smaller than they fit in a center to top sized bike
Example - if you ride a 58cm center to top sized bike then you may prefer the 55cm Kilo TT
Please refer to the sizing charts before making your own purchase decision

Sizing: (c-c = center to center seat tube, c-t = center to top, TT = top tube c-c)
44cm (c-c) is 47cm(c-t) with TT of 503mm* and standover of 28.5 inches*
47cm (c-c) is 50cm(c-t) with TT of 513mm and standover of 29 inches
50cm (c-c) is 53cm(c-t) with TT of 523mm and standover of 30.4 inches
53cm (c-c) is 56cm(c-t) with TT of 548mm and standover of 31.5 inches
55cm (c-c) is 58cm(c-t) with TT of 560mm and standover of 32 inches
57cm (c-c) is 60cm(c-t) with TT of 575mm and standover of 33 inches
60cm (c-c) is 63cm(c-t) with TT of 606mm and standover of 34 inches
63cm (c-c) is 66cm(c-t) with TT of 630mm and standover of 35.5 inches
(*estimated measurements of new size)
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The size that fits.
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The frame runs a size big if you ride a 58 get a 55.
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This bike has track geometry (higher BB), which effectively raises the standover height but does not change the actual seat tube length (since standover is not an issue at the velodrome). Measure yourself on competitivecyclist.com and see what frame size best matches those numbers.
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Extra Small
5'0" 48cm
5'1" 48cm
5'2" 48cm
5'3" 48cm
5'4" 48cm
5'5" 48(49)cm

Small
5'5" 51cm
5'6" 51cm
5'7" 52cm
5'8" 52(53)cm

Medium
5'8" 54cm
5'9" 54cm
5'10" 54(55)

Large
5'10" 56cm
5'11" 56cm
6'0" 56(57)cm

Extra Large
6'0" 58cm
6'1" 58cm
6'2" 58cm
6'3" 58(59)cm

Extra Extra Large
6'3" 60cm
6'4" 60cm
6'5" 60cm
6'6" 60(61)cm

Extra Extra Extra Large
6'6" 62cm
6'7" 62cm
6'8" 62cm
6'9" 62(63)

Is this guide c-c or c-t
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I rock a 58 and I'm 6ft. fits me perfect, but your leg/arm length to torso ration might dictate otherwise. You should probably just go to a bike shop and sit on a few to see what works...
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Hey I am in Indy too! I went to BGI and they have no fixies. I am wanting to check this place is Bripp but they have only 1 fixie and its like $400 I think. Plus the guy at the shop gave me a measurement over the phone in inches, and he said it would be a little small but I could ride it... I am thinking what kind of advice is that!?

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It might just be time to sticky a "What size Kilo will fit me?" thread...
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Originally Posted by coma061
It might just be time to sticky a "What size Kilo will fit me?" thread...
All I need to know is if this guide posted by Saddle Ups was in center to center or center to top. I assume its in whatever is universally used to describe the frame size. So which do you think it is? And is his guide widely accepted as accurate? He said he has over 25 years experience.
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Or you can go to competitivecyclist.com and know what you need rather than guess by the number on the seat tube and your height.
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Originally Posted by Frederick Ryan
All I need to know is if this guide posted by Saddle Ups was in center to center or center to top. I assume its in whatever is universally used to describe the frame size. So which do you think it is? And is his guide widely accepted as accurate? He said he has over 25 years experience.
All you need to know is that competitivecyclist.com will give you a better fit than that fit guide you posted so IT DOESN'T MATTER whether that guide is c-c or c-t. you know what else doesn't matter? standover height. so get the track frame with the same measurements as your road frame. it will feel taller as you stand over it but once you're in the saddle you'll realize you have the proper fit.

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The CC calculator gave me a 51 c-c measurement.

There is no way this calculator is right if other 6' people are using 58.
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Well... I'm about 5'10" and I'm riding a 50cm Kilo.. soooo

Are you sure you did it correctly?

Scrodzilla is around the same height but he's on a 58cm Leader.. There are guys shorter than me but they're on a 53cm Kilo.. I honestly think you'll be fine with a 55cm..
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You need to go to Carmel lol, there's a couple of good shops off the trail north of 96th. They have a ton of bike shops. BGI has never been helpful for me. There's a good shop I buy parts from on the NS off of 86/82 across from Target behind the jimmy johns. It's in a basement basically. Good prices, killer service and it's right off the trail. I think its called DG.....can't really remember. Other than that my buddy is unloading a fixie, not sure what you are looking for but it's priced well and it's in Lawrence, just a thought, no fowl in seeing if it fits. I'm on the south side...

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6 ft tall, what's your inseam? a 51 c-c seems low but is not out of the question for folks with shorter legs (that's why bikes started having compact geometry). what top tube length did CC say you should have?
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Originally Posted by coma061
It might just be time to sticky a "What size Kilo will fit me?" thread...
Not while I'm around.
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The measurements could be off slightly because I don't have a straight edge. My inseam was 31. Top tube is 52-53. Btw, this was there "competitive fit". Maybe I should follow their Lazy Out of Shape fit?

Just went ahead and bought a spash White Stripper. I sized myself again and got similar numbers, but this time a slight bit higher. 52.6.

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