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Old 07-16-2016, 01:47 PM
TunaAndBikes TunaAndBikes is offline
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Ultimately the real solution would be to get something custom, for sure. At least that's how i'll legitimize it to my better half

Still glad to see these builds, it's a good inspiration to potentially fitting on production bikes.
The new Diamondback Haanjo has some pretty interesting fit cues for us long folk!

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Old 07-16-2016, 07:07 PM
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If only Merckx did larger sizes on their wsd Milano 72, that would have fit you fine. (I've got my eye on it for my next bike. 5'9.5"/34+").
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:22 AM
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I also find that, when using a stock frame, it makes sense to rotate what would be considered a "conventional" position (i.e. KOPS) around the bottom bracket - this sorts out weight distribution, allows for great drop and generally makes life easier, although it may look a little odd (think Adam Hansen here).

This is from someone 185cm tall with 95cm inseam...
Can you elaborate, i'm not sure to understand. It would be better to disregard KOPS in this instance? Rotate around the bottom bracket, what would that mean?

Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:33 PM
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I have a relatively longer leg length compared to torso.
I find the Colnago is the production frame that most closely gets it right for me.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:27 AM
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I also have longer legs and a shorter torso. I haven't had too much trouble though making stock bikes work for me.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:46 PM
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A lot also depends on your arm length and riding style. I ride 55-56 top tubes (110-120 stem) with a decent amount of drop, and I have the same inseam as you but you're a little taller than me. I've had good success fitting most off the shelf bikes. I agree with what has been said before, definitely fit the bike to your torso since everything else can be adjusted much more easily.




I'm not too stretched out or have to do anything funky to get the bike to fit around me:


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Old 07-21-2016, 09:11 AM
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Look for a slack seat tube, 72.5 or less
Use a setback post, and a long stem, and size the TT for your torso, as mentioned.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:16 PM
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Blue Cycles is coming out with a carbon endurance/gravel bike called the Prosecco EX in September.

The geo figures for that bike are not yet released, but if it is the same as their alu Prosecco (geo figures are on their site), then that could be worth a look at.

That bike is now at the top of my short-reach/tall-stack list.
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:24 AM
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I just made a post about this, but it's hard for me to find bikes that fit. I find that my Bob Jackson Audax End-End is pretty close, just a bit more seatpost showing than aesthetically I'd like.

170cm tall, 83cm inseam. Short torso, long arms.

A Serotta fit-cycle put me on a 53tt, 54-54.5st, 12 headtube. My Bob Jackson was close to this, I think 53.3 x 52 but the head tube is a little shorter, less than 11cm or so.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:11 PM
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Funny, I am 1.69 with an 83cm inseam as well.

I've always fitted just fine on stock frames.
I'm pretty flexible and I like to get long and low though.

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Old 03-06-2017, 05:39 AM
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Funny, I am 1.69 with an 83cm inseam as well.

I've always fitted just fine on stock frames.
I'm pretty flexible and I like to get long and low though.

Any bikes with traditional geometry?
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:01 AM
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Sure, in the 80s and 90s.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:16 AM
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Sure, in the 80s and 90s.
Do you remember what kind and what length stems?

Here is a bad photo of my Bob Jackson 21"

2017-03-06_07-15-12 by belopolsky.igor, on Flickr
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:36 AM
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Generally I've always been on sizes 50-53 with long stems. Mostly Italian and Dutch frames. Back then for me the ideal position was Fons de Wolf's
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:59 AM
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Generally I've always been on sizes 50-53 with long stems. Mostly Italian and Dutch frames. Back then for me the ideal position was Fons de Wolf's
Gotcha. "lots" of post showing but not as much as the Giant then?
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