What is the best size frame for me? 168cm Female

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by wishes, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Bigbananabike

    Bigbananabike Member

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    Of course most people wouldn't buy a bike JUST on looks:eek:
    But who would buy a bike that doesn't look good to them and who would ride a bike that they think doesn't look good - and the ideal is to be riding it right?

    For most people(we're not talking Euro pros here) the slight stiffness that might come from a compact frame over a standard frame will make no noticeable riding difference.
    Funny how a lot of compact frames now have a carbon rear end that takes away some of the supposed benefit of the short stays.

    To my mind - compact frames look stupid :rolleyes:

    .67 works for so many people - see other postings, books, and people I've sized for bikes(not for eveyone of course).
     


  2. wishes

    wishes New Member

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    Cheers for the replies. After much consideration ive gone for the smaller frame which once we fitted was a far better bike.

    I had already chosen the bike i wanted - i was more interestd in the size.

    The setup at the shop had been for the longer torso of a male and lower handlebars, once changed it was very comfy! i
    I cant wait to pick it up tomorrow morning

    Ed: I got an 2006 Avanti Corsa Elite - its silver/white with bits of other colours, it both looks pretty (to me anyway) and is the best of the alloys before hitting carbon, with ultegra shizzle :)
     
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    It looks something like this :)
     
  4. mikesbytes

    mikesbytes New Member

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    Which shop did you get it from ?
     
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    Carbon rear ends are cheaper for the fabricator as they can buy in ONE size and cut it to fit ( joint to seat tube ) and as carbon is fashionable ......
    Don´t know that in street frames - the pros use different stuff to that sold to the public most of the time , similar but slightly different - there is that much difference in stiffness though there may be a slight , very , difference in weight . The Giant was a thing of its era and it worked but many of it´s copys don´t follow the concept only the style , Giant used very thin walled tubes and the compact was designed around this material .

    is there anything that looks more stupid than somebody dressed in cycle clothing ? even the pros look silly but it is the best for riding .
     
  6. lwedge

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    Mike, she's taken off on her Avanti and can't hear you.:D
     
  7. wishes

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    Nah went away for holiday and took the bike. Was some nice long dead flat roads out there :)

    I got it from avantiplus (avantiplus.co.nz?)

    Dont recall if i said before. Its an Avanti Corsa Elite (the elite just makes it special!).
    Its a very nice ride, im most happy with it (even if the insureance isnt)
     
  8. lwedge

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    Nice bike, great specs. You will have to give Debbie Tanner a run for her money now.:D

    Glad you found your bike. Happy Holidays.
     
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    wishes New Member

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    I thought she did triathalon more than cycling? I kind of like Sarah Ulmer more :D

    Thanks btw, much appretiated. Hope you all have a happy New Year :D
     
  10. mikesbytes

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    Just curious on the LBS, I use to live in Auckland.

    Long dead flat roads, sounds like Northern Watakio.
     
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    wishes New Member

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    LBS? as in lbs/weight ?
     
  12. mikesbytes

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    LBS = Local Bike Shop
     
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    Wow, exactly, I'm 5'11" and ride a 58cm
     
  14. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    What is the length of the virtual top tube on the Avanti which you bought?
     
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