FW: [CR] Frame Size & Saddle Height

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From: "RB" <2wheelseal@earthlink.net>
To: "CR" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: FW: [CR] Frame Size & Saddle Height
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 18:01:55 -0700

For example in my case, I lost about 1" of height in my 30's. However this was probably due primarily to several compressed vertebra from extreme skiing. Your mileage may vary. :)

Bill Roberts Jacksonville, OR

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of RB Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 5:48 PM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: RE: [CR] Frame Size & Saddle Height

I'd like to hear again what peoples thoughts are on this subject. I think it varies between the vintage and modern riders.

It is a known fact that people 'shrink' a bit as they age. This could account for it. I also think that as the knees (and other things) age, it becomes more comfortable, and more confidence inspiring on a slightly smaller bike.

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of Michael Francis Butler Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 3:36 PM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR] Frame Size & Saddle Height

I know this is an old chestnut but what do other members think is the appropriate frame size for inside leg measurements. Do you subtract 9.5" from the inside leg measurement to get the correct frame size. Also when setting the correct saddle height do you place the heels on the pedals and pedal backwards without rocking in the saddle. Some people I know measure their inside leg and multiply by a number, I think its 1.08 to get the measurement to set the saddle height. I would be very interested to know especially as there are many frame builders on the list. Finally I was always advised to ride a 22.5" or 23" frame but nowadays I ride a 22" or 21.5" and I feel a lot happier. Is this old age stoop setting in. Michael B Huntingdonshire UK --
    Michael Francis Butler