I am 6ft3in tall, the same height as my 20 year old son, but if he is to ride my bike we have to lower the saddle at least 1.5". It would seem that I have very long legs, even for my height. Can any guru advise me how my proportions constrain my choices for a new bike? Working through the online fit progam at http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO I get Inseam 34.5 Trunk 26.5 Forearm 15.25 Arm 30.5 Thigh 26.75 Lower Leg 24.25 Sternal Notch 62.25 all in inches And my hieght is 6 ft 3 in (75 in). I am 55 years old and weigh 203 lb. Having returned to cycling after many years I bought a cheap second hand 23 in Halfords Gas Pipe special. 20 years old? 27 x 1 1/4 tyres. I have set the seatpost and handlebars as high as possible, but I still have to tip the handlebars up a little more than normal to reach the hoods with comfort. The few xlarge frames I have tried in shops offer me a pretty adventurous reach, though after eight weeks cycling with these drops I might now find them a little easier. Is it the case that modern bikes are made with proportionally longer top tubes than formerly? Are my proportions on the statistical edge? Will I find a stock fit?