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Old 08-27-2018, 05:34 PM
hotspur.serotta hotspur.serotta is offline
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Bike fitting calculator

I filled in my dimensions on the Bike Fit Calculator here.

The results, along with the dimensions of my Serotta and Tempo, are seen in the attached file. I conclude, reluctantly, that the Serotta is too big for me. A number of factors led me to that: trying shorter handlebars and stem, having a fitting at my LBS, observations by an experienced cyclist who watched me ride, and listening to my body. The BFC just confirmed those data points.

I'm interested in a French Fit, for fitness/recreational cycling, looking for about a 61 cm effective top tube c-c and 62 seat tube c-c. Measuring half a dozen bikes (by no means random nor representative) indicates that finding both dimensions in the same bike will be a challenge.

Any recommendations as to brands of road bikes to look at - or brands to stay away from - as being more likely to fill the bill?

I'm partial to steel frames c. 1985 to 2010, would prefer brifters, but DT index shifters OK. Not opposed to Ti or Cf but not interested in Al. Suggestions?
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Old 09-08-2018, 05:53 AM
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In a production frame I can only think of the carbon Alan Mito, size 13 in standard (not the semi-sloping) geometry.

This one is a tad smaller, but may?? work:-
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alan-Carbon...-/222974970565

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