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 Post subject: Modern Bike Sizes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:42 pm 
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Anyone else finding it comical people saying 56cm bikes are large?
"I'm 6 foot 2 and it's right for me"
No it's not, you have 12" of seat post sticking up and it looks like you borrowed a child's bike!
Horrible aesthetically.

Ah that's better, nice rant :D


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bike Sizes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bike Sizes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:19 am 
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Well considering my Squadra was 48cm and my Merckx is 48cm, I would have to say from down here 56 is bloody huge :lol:
Nutcracker huge :cry:

Just cant seem to get the right size gear now that G.I. Joe has gone out of fashion :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bike Sizes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:12 am 
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nickyburnell wrote:
Anyone else finding it comical people saying 56cm bikes are large?
"I'm 6 foot 2 and it's right for me"
No it's not, you have 12" of seat post sticking up and it looks like you borrowed a child's bike!
Horrible aesthetically.

Ah that's better, nice rant :D
No. We don't have square frames anymore. Seat pins are strong enough that they don't bend when they get more than about 15 cm out of the frame.

And old school frames over about 56-58 cm look bloody horrible. Might as well just get a 5 bar gate and put some wheels on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bike Sizes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:01 am 
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Mattr,

Which looks worse - a 6' person on a childs bike or a large frame suited to the size of the rider? You want to try finding shoes which don't look mad with size 11's!!!! I am jealous of anyone with size 8 or 9!!!

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bike Sizes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:24 am 
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TGR wrote:
Mattr,

Which looks worse - a 6' person on a childs bike or a large frame suited to the size of the rider? You want to try finding shoes which don't look mad with size 11's!!!! I am jealous of anyone with size 8 or 9!!!

Richard
I'd rather see people riding bikes with the right reach, rather than ranting that the top tube isn't in the "right" place.


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bike Sizes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:47 am 
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I understand what you mean but i need a longer stem and seat post for this build and they are hard to source -

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Obviously both bits must be Dura Ace to match the OE gruppo.

Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bike Sizes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:54 am 
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TGR wrote:
I understand what you mean but i need a longer stem and seat post for this build and they are hard to source -

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Obviously both bits must be Dura Ace to match the OE gruppo.

Richard
The yellow pages can probably point you in the direction of a local scaffolder. ;o)


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bike Sizes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:01 am 
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:D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for that - i needed a laugh!!!!


Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Bike Sizes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:38 am 
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Could be worse i suppose.......

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