Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:01 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Road bike newbie
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:05 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:45 pm
Posts: 6008
Location: East Yorkshire
Hi, I'm thinking about buying a road bike for the winter when funds allow.

I havent had a racing bike since I was about 13 so I know very little about what size I need etc.

I'm 6ft 2" with a 33" inside leg, what size should I look for?

My MTB's are all 18/19" with longish stems and 175mm cranks.

Thanks for any help.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:10 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
Road bike positioning is a lot more critical than mtb bikes. I'd always advise trying out at a reputable shop. Lots more variables than height and inside leg, level of flexibility and torso length are probably more relevant as well as intended use.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:35 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:24 am
Posts: 1124
Location: Surrey
60-61cm frame would be about right.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:45 pm 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:16 pm
Posts: 4144
Location: RetroModding™ since 1988
Top tube length is as important as the seat tube measurement

Try some bikes out for size, either borrowed retrobikes or pop into your LBS & try a few for size

Although roughly speaking as a starting point Steve Kish is about right with a 60ish cm frame for your height/inside leg, a 56cm frame fits me quite well @ 5'9" & 31"inside leg


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Spokesmann and 18 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group