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 Post subject: Wanted Racer .
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:54 pm 
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Hi i am looking for an old racer for my daughter.Preferably Peugeot or Raleigh.
54/60 cm frame size.
She has around £50 to spend anything considered.
London or surrey area.
Thanks Paul.


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There's a big difference between a 54cm & 60cm frame. Is she very tall as a 60cm would generally be for 5ft 10 & over?


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tonyf39 wrote:
There's a big difference between a 54cm & 60cm frame. Is she very tall as a 60cm would generally be for 5ft 10 & over?
she is only 15 years old and is about 5ft 8/5ft 9 .She rides my 60cm trek no problem and my sons 60cm fuji.


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Are they compact frames by any chance? With a sloping toptube? If they are, and it's measured c-t, then she might have standover but the TT will be too long probably. I'm 5'11" and I dont have comfortable standover on a traditional 58 let alone a 60.


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Yojimbo wrote:
Are they compact frames by any chance? With a sloping toptube? If they are, and it's measured c-t, then she might have standover but the TT will be too long probably. I'm 5'11" and I dont have comfortable standover on a traditional 58 let alone a 60.
No they are standard frames not slopping top tubes .She must have long legs. Shes still growing as well.


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You need to measure again - I'd say that someone who should be on a 54 can't ride a 60 - and vice versa. Crank length would normally differ too - so she's risking leg and knee damage on the wrong size.

With the height you say I'd suggest a 54cm is probably right - but if she's long-legged as you say, a WSD frame (women specific) would be a much better fit as she'll find normal frames too long for comfort.


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I have a Raleigh Medale in a 58 that I can do within your budget.
I can do some pics but you will have to wait until tomorrow evening if you are interested :)

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