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 Post subject: Quick Q
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:38 pm 
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I'm 6'1" what size frame do I need?

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 Post subject: Vague
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Theres vague and theres very vague, the sort of vague only a psychic can work with :wink:
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What sort of frame are you after? maybe give a rough inseam etc. Just a bit more information to then be able to give you more accurate answers. What size do you normally ride?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:37 pm 
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I ride 18/19" mtbs
Think my inside leg is 34?
I'm looking at an alluminium frame but I don't know if the geometry is different!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Tc wrote:
I ride 18/19" mtbs
Think my inside leg is 34?
I'm looking at an alluminium frame but I don't know if the geometry is different!

Tc


59cm ish but try before you buy!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:56 pm 
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I'd agree with that although would have said 60cm...As the seat goes up and down theres generally a little bit of lee-way ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:42 pm 
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modern or retro type frame ?

go and get friendly with local bike shop


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:37 pm 
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Speak to a good guy at a bike shop, but as a guide I'm similar height and ride a 58cm (new world) 23 1/4" (old world) road frame. Might find that Top Tube length is more important.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:40 pm 
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BruceDriff wrote:
Speak to a good guy at a bike shop, but as a guide I'm similar height and ride a 58cm (new world) 23 1/4" (old world) road frame. Might find that Top Tube length is more important.


indeed, and that length (and height of bars) can also be tweaked by experimenting with stems... a good shop may swap the stem out FOC at point of sale or, for small charge, at the time of your hopefully free first service


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:19 pm 
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I have a 34 inside leg measured from the floor standing upright, ride a 18 Kona mtb and a 55 cm centre to centre or 57cm centre to top seat tube & a 55 cm c/c top tube.
this is on a horizontal top tubed frame and gives a nice amount of seatpin showing.


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