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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:31 pm 
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Ok somebody on here tells me I've got short legs for my height. Never gave it any thought until recently looking at frame sizes. What's your inside leg and height?

I am 6'3" with 33" ins leg. Freak?

Please tell me your height/leg for comparison and your mtb and road frame sizes.

Thanks. Picking up 19" mtb at 7pm and wondering.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:49 pm 
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How are you measuring up? Lots of people make the mistake of measuring too low. I am roughly the same dimensions, depending on my back, and my in-seam as measured by the missus, who was a Savile Row tailor, is 34, but I tend to call it 33 as I like that fit for bikes and I normally ride with boots on. Most frames in a 19" work pretty well for me, but I can get along with anything from virtual 17 to 21 depending on the basic stance.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:04 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Ok somebody on here tells me I've got short legs for my height. Never gave it any thought until recently looking at frame sizes. What's your inside leg and height?

I am 6'3" with 33" ins leg. Freak?

Please tell me your height/leg for comparison and your mtb and road frame sizes.

Thanks. Picking up 19" mtb at 7pm and wondering.


well one of us is..... :D

I'm 5'11" and have 33" inside measured as per above, first marin was 19" c to c and now feels a stretch, not with seat tube but with long top tubes which would make sense with my "short body" status, now riding smaller and more comfortable.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:13 pm 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
How are you measuring up?


Going by my suit and trouser fitting? M&S 33 leg of late (it's my age)


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:36 pm 
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6'3" and 3/4, 34.5" inside leg.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:42 pm 
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daugs wrote:

I'm 5'11" and have 33" inside measured as per above, first marin was 19" c to c and now feels a stretch, not with seat tube but with long top tubes which would make sense with my "short body" status, now riding smaller and more comfortable.


Interesting leg v reach issue. So are you or am I the freak!


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:45 pm 
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I'm just 5'3" and have a tiny inside leg of 26" :oops: and my mountain bike is 17" a road bike I'd guess more likely 19" I did have a 21" but it was a bit to big. Anyway I guess I'm much too short to be a useful guide :D

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:46 pm 
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I'm 6'1" and have a 34" leg length.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Hmmmmm, stacking up but not conclusive yet. Off to pick up my Grisley. Will check in later on this and do some calculations if I get enough data.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:03 pm 
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as highlandsflyer said it does rather depend on how measuring and should be as high up as can not just trouser measurement, and even that depends on whether trousers sit on hips or rather further up round the waist, all of which can be several inch difference


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