Re: [CR]FRAME FITTING for WOMEN


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

From: ABikie@aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 08:04:22 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]FRAME FITTING for WOMEN
To: freitas1@pacbell.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 4/12/2004 12:54:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time, freitas1@pacbell.net writes:
>
> My daughter has expressed some interest in something CLASSIC
> LIGHTWEIGHT ,,how do you size a bike for someone who is long of leg and
> arm but short in body.Looks to me like she could straddle a 53/52 but a
> 53CM top tube would be a stretch.
> Hints and tips appreciated,I am thinking a 51CM with more
> post showing and a longer stem or a 53 or so with shorter
>
> BOB FREITAS
>
> MILL VALLEY,CA
>

Bob Congratulations on her choosing a CR compatible machine. 'In the day' Terrry popularized the shorter TTconfiguration by means of the 24" front wheel, an invention that few knew was conceived by the revered Bill Boston, but like many things might go back to the turn of the last century. I have some examples of the earlier lugged Terrys from the era as well as others with dual 700s, lugged frames, and level top tubes. Alpine Cycles once built a local lady a 53/50 that actually worked out well but she gave up on the sport before the bike was even broken in. I may have it somewhere around.

Once I know which of the two styles you and she like, I can get you a list with pricing and details.

Larry Black
Mt airy, Md.