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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:14 am 
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so where does he measure the 24" from? is that the top tube? was actually the top tube (effective) i thought looked quite short as in the picture where ur riding along with the guy closing the gate behind you the bike looks tiny


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i guess its the top tube length, i aint actually measured anything on the frame myself, it fitted me as a test rode it, so stuck with a straight post etc when i upgraded bits.

the bike is huge compared with a normal bike, wait until you see one in the flesh, its like sitting on a horse :lol:


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I think it's the way he's sitting; probably early in the ride and the Brooks giving him gyp. :lol:


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i had a drunken head and wobbly legs that day, my arse was the least of my worries :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:36 pm 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
I think it's the way he's sitting; probably early in the ride and the Brooks giving him gyp. :lol:


To me it looks as if the bike is too big for you. I also recall you were looking at the 23.
With 6ft height, you still would of being fine, or better off on a 23. The way your leg is stretched with the pedal location, it looks like you need to lower your seat post.


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It looks weird all over the place to me,but that just makes me think that assessing it along the same lines as a 'normal' set-up may not really make total sense. It looks very tall & short, but that may be an optical effect of all the tubing... :?

Can we have side-on shots please, pedals at half twelve and quarter past nine... :wink:

I've never ridden anything with bars higher than saddle that didn't feel wrong (jump bike excepted), but again, caveat above... :lol:


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let me know if anyone wants me to measure anything folks.


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saltyman wrote:
let me know if anyone wants me to measure anything folks.


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lewis1641 wrote:
saltyman wrote:
let me know if anyone wants me to measure anything folks.


snigger


I think we've found the level of the forum.
Now if I can just ... reach ... up to it... :lol:


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Do they do a men's version?


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