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Bike Size w/ fit calc

Old 10-17-13, 02:33 PM
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Bike Size w/ fit calc

I used the fit calculator that is in the sticky and my measurements don't seem to match well to bikes, particularly the windsdor hour.
The calculator is saying...
Top Tube : 53.4-53.8cm
Seat Tube CC: 55.1-55.6cm
Seat Tube CT: 56.8-57.3cm
Stem Length: 10.9-11.5cm

My measurements:
Inseam 33.5"
Trunk 23"
Forearm 13"
Arm 27"
Thigh 22"
Lower Leg 20.5"
Sternal Notch 58"
Total Height 70.5"

So, basically I want a bike with a 5300mm-5400mm top tube but a Seat Tube CT of 56-57? If you compare this to the hour dimensions, I want a 56cm for the seat tube dimension, but a 52 for top tube. Thats a pretty big gap between the 2 sizes. Can anyone help with this?

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52cm is too small for you.
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What size am I looking for then? Cuz my "desired" top tube and seat tube dimensions don't match up with a bike. I can either have correct top tube or correct seat tube length
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What a conundrum! The 52cm is too small, and the 56cm is too big!!

If only there was a size in between the two!!
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_
What a conundrum! The 52cm is too small, and the 56cm is too big!!

If only there was a size in between the two!!
even though i wouldnt have the "correct" TT or ST?
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Originally Posted by Steezy B
even though i wouldnt have the "correct" TT or ST?
Yes.
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You can adjust your saddle up and down quite a bit more than you can adjust your bars forward or backward.
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sorry for being an idiot but what size should i get then? 54 or 56?
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Get whichever one has the closest top tube length to your fit calc results.

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First, have somebody take all your measurements again. I have a feeling something may be off there.

Second, buy the one with the right top tube measurement, as long as the standover height is ok. Don't get hung up on seat-tube length as long as the standover height is adequate.

Third, to my knowledge there is nothing amazingly special about a Windsor Hour other than a low price at Bikes Direct. There are other low-priced chromoly fixies out there, maybe even on your local Craigs' List. You can look around for a frame that fits, after you verify your measurements and fit info.
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All glory to the Kilo TT.

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I have a similar sizing, super long legs, super short torso. Some brands fit better than others. Just find some with longer seatubes and shorter toptubes. There are plenty out there, maybe not as perfect as you'd like, but go by the top tube length.
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