Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:47 pm Posts: 291 Location: Arkham, MA
A friend of a friend is selling his bike, and I'm thinking about buying it. However, I am TOTALLY unschooled in the mystic arts of cycling, so I have what is probably a dumb question:
This guy is 5''10", and I'm about 5'7". The bike is obviously fitted to him, so is this a problem? I mean, as far as I imagine, everything is adjustable on a bike, no? So I should be able to fit this bike to my frame, right?
Thank you. This concludes today's episode of painfully-obvious-questions.
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:31 am Posts: 742 Location: philly.
Hard to say just on height alone as arm/leg/torso length all are factors. But if the frame is too large for you it will never really fit well. It also matters what type of riding you plan on doing. Around town you probably could pull off a larger frame as long as you feel comfortable with the top tube height.
try it out. if it is cheap and fits you then buy it. Before i started biking everyday i bought a pretty heavy terrible bike for 50 bux. I road it almost everyday and then upgraded a year later to a semi decent but new bike that I still love and ride everyday. just dont buy a $500 bike and then never ride it
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