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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:51 am 
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:57 am 
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Seriously epic, I have on occasions melted my shoe laces due to my feet approaching the sound barrier.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:00 am 
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Been meaning to ask about your avatar ? Share?


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:57 am 
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Mine?

It's just a Japanese ink drawing that I liked the look of.

It reflects my 25 plus years of M.A. training.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:08 am 
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Everyone is different, no one is a freak, off the peg bike sizes are based on averages. Try before you buy if possible !


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:51 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
JamesM wrote:
FairfaxPat wrote:
I'm 6'1" and have a 34" leg length.


Same!!!


Same.

Trouser measurement is too short, you need to go 'all the way' :shock:

The usual method recommended is to put a book between your legs and shove it up as high as possible. You then measure from the highest point to the ground. It's usually easier if you have assistance.


I was quoting trouser measurement yes. Just over 35" using the book method. I ride 19" to 20" MTBs and 58cm road bikes.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:26 pm 
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5' 10" and 34"
ride 19 to 20" retro bikes (measured Rocky Mountain/Kona way of CTT)
I find 18" is too small.


I recently tried the full on measure up online calculators.
It came out with the same recommended size as I ride.

A simple one here
http://www.ebicycles.com/bicycle-tools/ ... ntain-bike

There was a more complicated one with sit down hights, arm length etc... but I cannot remember the link


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:42 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
5' 10" and 34"
ride 19 to 20" retro bikes (measured Rocky Mountain/Kona way of CTT)
I find 18" is too small.


I recently tried the full on measure up online calculators.
It came out with the same recommended size as I ride.

A simple one here
http://www.ebicycles.com/bicycle-tools/ ... ntain-bike

There was a more complicated one with sit down hights, arm length etc... but I cannot remember the link


Interesting. I come out at MTB 19.5" Road 58cm (6'3" 33.5leg)


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:47 pm 
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This might be the more complicated one, seem to be the same stuff it is asking (at least you'll learn how to measure a body up)
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CC ... ATOR_INTRO


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Well that one was a faff! Gave me numbers that mostly have no relation to frame sizes you can see on majority of listings or websites. But reach helpful?


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