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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Looks a nice size to me...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:12 am 
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My inside leg is 38" (I'm just under 6'3" and I found a 25" Raleigh too tall)


wow and I thought I was out of proportion at 6'3" with a 35" inside leg :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:31 pm 
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The one thing I thought was Carbolite frame incomplete seat post. Oh dear. Those bikes take a funny sized seat post which are, quite frankly, like rocking horse poop.

On the subject of long legs and frame size; If you have long legs for your height then the last thing you want is a large frame. You will have a correspondingly short torso and so will need a short top tube. In that case always size for the length of the TT and just raise the seat to suit your legs. 6'3" with a 38" inside leg would give you a shorter torso than me and I'm just short of 6', my smaller Peugeot (23.5"-ish depending on which measurement standard you use) is right on the limit for me length wise so it would suit somebody with those curious dimensions.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:39 pm 
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agreed - and I speak from experience, however, without the tall head tube you get with a large frame you have a very large drop between saddle height and handlebars height.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:48 pm 
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And there's the nice thing about a quill stem. It's easy to raise the bars, within reason.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:17 pm 
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sadly usually not enough for me :(


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:40 am 
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The post that came with it was plastic! It therefore went straight in the bin. The seatpost ID on these is 23.4mm and of all people, Decathlon do a 23.4mm seatpost for their bTwin range.

The other stuff on it was: Atax cut-down drops, CLB levers, one CLB caliper on the front, Simplex downtube shifters, Simplex derailleurs, the aforementioned wheels and a very close-ratio 6-speed screw-on block.

Unfortunately the stem is stuck in the fork. I suspect that someone has bashed in a British stem (22.2mm) rather than French :(


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:47 pm 
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All my Pugs have had 22.2mm stems.


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