List your height (inches) and frame size (cm)

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Scott'sTrek1000, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. foolcontrol

    foolcontrol New Member

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    6'2" on an '05, 60cm Trek 2100

    One LBS tried to put me on a 58cm. I went to three LBS and the third one told me that I need a 60cm and all they had was a 58cm. They special ordered it for me. The frame size is perfect. I have arms like a T-Rex (really short) and the standard stem worked fine. The stem could have been 1cm shorter; however, I just rolled the handlebars up about 1 cm.
     


  2. menglish6

    menglish6 New Member

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    Cannondale makes frames up to 66cm, they don't actually make full bikes above 63cm though. So you have to order the frame (my lbs for some reason had a 66cm in stock) and all the parts and have it put together. This turns out to be a fair bit cheaper than having a frame custom built though.

    regarding the Orbea, is that for any size? They'll build a custom sized frame for you for only an extra $80? That's impressive.
     
  3. markcashion

    markcashion New Member

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    As i understand it, you order a bike as normal and the Orbea dealer takes your measurements and faxes to the factory in Spain, where the frame will be tailored to suit. I don't know how it works for where you are and if the $80 is accurate (i used a quick currency converter on £50).

    Sounds to good to be true, there's got to be a catch somewhere!
     
  4. oznation

    oznation New Member

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    im 6'3 and 3/4's and i use a lemond 64cm
     
  5. sfcommuter

    sfcommuter New Member

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    5'10" 88cm inseam = 61cm Rivendell road bike
    The frame geometry is more relaxed so what most would view as a too-large frame actually fits me perfectly and is amazingly comfortable (but it's not a "racing" bike). There is no univeral height-to-framesize equation since all bikes are different.
     
  6. Phil.Mx

    Phil.Mx New Member

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    5'6

    52 cm.
     
  7. DownTick

    DownTick New Member

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    5' 7.5"
    185 lbs
    30" inseam
    52cm Cannondale R3000
     
  8. Joe West

    Joe West New Member

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    5'8 1/2
    roughly 52cm

    Top tube custom length because I have short legs and longer torso. When I sit down, I am usually as tall (sitting) as someone roughly 6'

    Long torso and short legs = custom frame... but if I had to pick a stock frame, 52cm would be about as close as I could get to a good fit.
     
  9. babybunny

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    And I'm one of the shortest yet again.... wish I were a girl so I wouldn't have to worry about looking handsome and tall and imposing and manly and knightly and *goes off into a corner and cries*

    5'5"
    49cm
    29" inseam
    130 lbs
     
  10. mmpc001

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    5'10"
    55cm - Bianchi Imola road bike
    18" - Kona Hoss mtb
     
  11. TommyGunn

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    6"2

    56cm

    ...i have short legs!
     
  12. escii_32

    escii_32 New Member

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    6"1 (in bare feet) 34.5 inseam
    61-63 cm depending on purpose.
     
  13. Opus54

    Opus54 New Member

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    5' 10"
    Lemond 55cm
    Trek XO1 56cm
     
  14. lohsnest

    lohsnest New Member

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    5' 5" and I ride a 48cm bike
     
  15. creaky crank

    creaky crank New Member

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    Guys, I don't wanna be a smarta$$, but just giving a cm# without saying c-c, c-t, c-t of extended seat, or at least the brand of the frame does not mean much! There is a 4cm difference between a Trek 52cm and a Lemond 52 cm!!
    Don't forget that also top tube is important.
     
  16. creaky crank

    creaky crank New Member

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    I ride a 53 c-c Lemond (54.5 toptube) and a 56 c-t colnago (55ttube).
     
  17. triguy98

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    I'm 6'2 and ridden several different makes and different sizes in each. Trek i fit in a 57. Ridden a 60cm Lemond Zurich and felt great. It's gonna vary. That said, you bike DOES sound small.
     
  18. PeterF

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    6'0" tall 31-32 inseam but long torso and arms. I was on a 56 frame, but felt that the top tube (56 cm) was too short even with a 130 stem. I just bought a 57 cm frame (56.5 top tube) and the larger frame allows me to lower the bar height for a more stretched out and comfy position. The early impression on the 57 (85 miles so far) is that it's a perfect fit.

    It's important to note that there are more factors to an ideal fit than seat tube length. Lance Armstrong is 5'10" and he rides a 58 cm Trek, while Alessandro Petacchi is 6'1" and he rides a 54 cm Pinarello (silly long 58.5 top tube though). You have to try different brands to find the one with the most suitable geometry. Then tweak it with the ideal seat position and stem height/length.
    :cool:
     
  19. mitosis

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    Its time you went metric - 180cm 56cm. ;)
     
  20. skip0327

    skip0327 New Member

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    PBH = 88.5
    Height = 6'0
    Frame = 62CM
    Current bike 58CM - too small
     
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