1" = 2.54 cm. So your numbers are approximately right.
One wonders why quite a few super-champion cyclists were tall
compared to their compatriots: Coppi, Koblet, Merckx, Hinault (? was
he tall?), Indurain. Of course, there were others who were of average
height... but being tall does not seem to pose a handicap in cycling.
Jan Heine, Seattle
Vintage Bicycle Quarterly
>Does that 1m85 - 1m87 convert to 6' 3/4" to 6' 1 5/8"?