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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:39 pm 
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Hi guys.

Just dipping my toe in this road/ Cycle cross riding thing at the moment :D and was wondering about frame sizing.

I'm 6'5" with long arms and a 36" inside leg weighing in at 18.5st :roll:
Mountain bike sizes are around the 20-21.5" with a top tube of roughly 23"

Now looking at Road/CC frames this would put me in the 50-60cm range of frame sizes.

Would it be correct for me to be looking at a 60cm frame or do you tend to go bigger for road/cc

Cheers.
Rick


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:54 pm 
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I'd say probably bigger, the main thing to look for I've found is the top tube length.
Old bikes can be 65cm seat tube with a 58 top tube, a newer frame would have a 60cm or less seat tube for the same top tube. They all vary though.
I found the van nicholas size calculator useful to find out what top tube + stem i'd need
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:55 pm 
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http://vannicholas.com/framesizing.aspx


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:22 pm 
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Cheers for that and welcome to the site, Stay far away from the for sale sections. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:03 am 
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another good fit calculator can be found on the competitive cyclist site. Gives a couple of different fit styles (ie French fit, race style fit,)

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CC ... E.CODE=RDB


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