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Aug. 23, 2010, 6:50 p.m.
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You are doing the measurements right, inseam is not your pant size.

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what is the right way to do it?

edit. i watched the video and did it right. i guess im just worried because my inseam and the standover of the 57cm are about the same. and im wondering if thats too tight.

Aug. 23, 2010, 8:01 p.m.
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what is the right way to do it?

edit. i watched the video and did it right. i guess im just worried because my inseam and the stand over of the 57cm are about the same. and im wondering if that's too tight.

Okay, you need to do some reading up on how a road bike is supposed to fit, Google is your friend, cus I don't have the time to write and hours worth of stuff for you. After that come back with more specific question's about fit and I'll be able to help.

Stand over doesn't mean a thing to bike fitting unless you want to buy a run bike, and something tells me you're older than that!

In general… someone who is 5'11 will fit between a 56 and a 58 cm frame depending on leg/torso length. Do you have long legs for your height, and a short body and arms? if so a 56cm would/could fit…. see where I'm going with this.

Read Read read.

Top tube length, and head tube length mean more than most other things.

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

Aug. 23, 2010, 10:25 p.m.
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Okay, you need to do some reading up on how a road bike is supposed to fit, Google is your friend, cus I don't have the time to write and hours worth of stuff for you. After that come back with more specific question's about fit and I'll be able to help.

fuck that just go to a shop rainmaker - you start spouting your "google knowledge" and they'll either take pity and set you straight or pawn some overstock off on you that's as likely to fit as not. mail order and you're going to fail (which of course is half the fun)

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Sept. 15, 2010, 9:06 a.m.
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Fail.

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Sept. 15, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
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fuck that just go to a shop rainmaker - you start spouting your "google knowledge" and they'll either take pity and set you straight or pawn some overstock off on you that's as likely to fit as not. mail order and you're going to fail (which of course is half the fun)

Wow!

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

Sept. 16, 2010, 2:59 p.m.
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I saw on MTBr there is a rumour that Ashima possibly has a STI type hydraulic brakeset in the works.

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Sept. 21, 2010, 7:34 a.m.
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what is the right way to do it?

edit. i watched the video and did it right. i guess im just worried because my inseam and the standover of the 57cm are about the same. and im wondering if thats too tight.

You've missed 4 great races already this season - time to stop overthinking and DO IT.

NSMBA member.

Sept. 21, 2010, 1:37 p.m.
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And two of the best courses on the local calendar are coming up next weekend.

:canada: :england:

Sept. 21, 2010, 2:11 p.m.
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Yeah.. didnt work out for me this year.. unforseen expensive reduced my bike fund to about 100 bucks!

Sept. 24, 2010, 9:33 p.m.
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Sept. 24, 2010, 10:22 p.m.
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ok , ok , i admit it . . . i fucked up when i sold my 'cross bike .

and the guy i sold it to still owes me fifty bux

Sept. 25, 2010, 9:08 a.m.
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Hey! That's my bike, my name is Andy and I have Scottish roots.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Sept. 26, 2010, 8:57 a.m.
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And two of the best courses on the local calendar are coming up next weekend.

New Brighton yes, but last year's Vanier course I disagree - too flat. I will be at both of these races.

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Sept. 26, 2010, 7:48 p.m.
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I did the Pumpkin Cross last year in Maple Ridge. Should be a good time again this year. Here is the video from the race.
https://vimeo.com/14287104

My costume for the whole race was full DH body armour, a full face helmet and goggles on a 6x6" bike. Apparently I didn't come in last place either :eek:

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Sept. 27, 2010, 12:33 p.m.
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I did the Pumpkin Cross last year in Maple Ridge. Should be a good time again this year. Here is the video from the race.
https://vimeo.com/14287104

My costume for the whole race was full DH body armour, a full face helmet and goggles on a 6x6" bike. Apparently I didn't come in last place either :eek:

Lots of xc bikes in that. Hmmm.

Wrong. Always.

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