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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:37 pm 
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A while ago I made a personal investigation of cyclists leg length in relation to their total length. Inner leg length can be measured e.g. by holding a book or thin binder against a wall, while at the same time pressing it firmly up against the crotch and measuring from the floor, without shoes. You must be two persons to do this properly.

The results for me were:
Height (without shoes) = 177.5cm (roughly 5ft 10)
Leg Length (without shoes) = 78.9cm
Relative leg length = 44% (78.9/177.5)

If you have really short legs you are close to 41-42%, really long legs are around (or even above) 49-50%. Of course include length differences above the shoulders. Still, it should give some idea of your stature.

You are welcome to add your own data :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:10 am 
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Go on then, I’ll play... my stats;
870mm inside leg
1848mm height
Just over 47%.... I guess that’s why I like a tall bike with a short stem....

otherself wrote:
You must be two persons to do this properly.

One assumes you use your other self? :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:30 am 
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long legs long torso, short arms

an arabian curse


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:59 am 
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I cant reach the floor.

It's got lower since I was young.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:32 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
long legs long torso, short arms

an arabian curse


The History Man wrote:
I cant reach the floor.

It's got lower since I was young.


Come on Chuckle Brothers…. We want monkey stats…. :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:07 am 
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184cm, with an 89cm cycling inseam. And I like a French fit, so I'm with the short top tube folks.

Comfy (63cm x 56cm):

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:58 am 
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non-fixie wrote:
184cm, with an 89cm cycling inseam. And I like a French fit, so I'm with the short top tube folks.

Comfy (63cm x 56cm):



So just over 48%..... I wonder if anyone is freaky, sorry... different :D enough to have an inside leg that’s 50% of their height?


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