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 Post subject: What size frame
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:54 am 
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I’m looking at buying a road bike and I am wondering if anyone has a guide as to what size frame I would need im 6ft, I just don’t have a clue when it comes to sizes etc or how the riding position is supposed to be etc can anyone point my in the right direction?.


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 Post subject: Sizing
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:33 pm 
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Hi mate
There is a really good site called wrenchscience.com (or something similar) that I have used in the past. They sell bikes but just pick one in a similar style, sloping, classic etc. It then goes through various steps where you input your measurements for various lengths,inseam etc, right down to your flexibility.It gives detailed instructions at each step It will then give you a IMO pretty accurate measurement for frame, stems etc. You dont have to buy anything and you can print it out and keep.
I havnt used it for a couple of years but it was very accurate when I used it.

Jamie


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Good advice from jamie.

I'm 6' and ride a 58 or 59 c-c in a regular frame. Good starting point for you.


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The general rule used to be your inside leg length minus 10" in practice I prefer minus 11".


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