I need help on sizing!

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Guest, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am pretty tall, 6'4" and I have an inseam of 35". I am trying to get a new bike. One that I am looking at has the biggest frame at 60cm and a approx standover height at 32". How crazy would I be to get this bike, will it fit? Are there things to do to make it fit better, ie raise the seat or handlebar stem? Thanks for the help.
     
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  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hmmm. Some bike shops have a system to determine what you need. I've forgotten what it's called, but I think I did read of it somewhere on this forum. Suggest you phone around a few shops and/or framebuilders.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    my gut feeling is that 60 cm is too small.

    one might ride a 58 of manufacturer A and a 60 of manufacturer B, but I'd say you're in the 62 - 63 range. I've got a couple of friends, both 6'-3" (1.91 m) and they both ride 63 cm bikes (from the same manufacturer).

    don't force the fit!
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The best method I found was that your frame's size (centre to top) must be two thirds the length of the inside seem. That means that your frame should be round about 23".
     
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