|Anyone on a Wazoo?||Farmpunker|
Aug 6, 2002 12:49 PM
|Voodoo Wazoo 55cm frame. I'm five eight. Going to fit? The Voodoo site is now offline for good and with it went the standover info.
More. Is this a good frame? Total cross newbie here. But I will be getting a cross bike in the next month and will need numerous questions answered, especially if I buy a frame and build it up. I'll try not to repeat the same old questions over and over.
Finally, any Southern Ontario crossers out there?
|re: Anyone on a Wazoo?||SLB|
Aug 7, 2002 9:23 AM
|yep, i've got a 2000 55cm, the orange one. i'm 5'11 and ride a 57cm road bike with 56.5 top tube. i've got a 11cm stem on the wazoo and it's just about right for a cross bike. i can measure it when i get home later tonight and post here.
If you can get your hands on one, it's a fantastic bike for the $$. very stable, not twitchy at all, relatively light, good mud clearance in the back.
Aug 7, 2002 10:00 AM
|Sounds like the same bike as SLB's, and I'm about the same size. It should be fine for you, though it might be a tad big; if anything, though, mine's too small for me. I've got a 130cm stem on mine; I might try a 120 to shift a little weight off the front end, but that might make things mighty cramped for me.
I like mine very much as well -- I'd say go for it!
|Wazoos are great!||The Walrus|
Aug 7, 2002 8:09 PM
|My copy of the 2000 VooDoo catalog doesn't list a 55cm frame; there's a 56 c-t, with 51 c-c seat tube/53 c-c top tube/77.6 standover, and a 58 c-t, with 53 c-c seat tube/54.5 c-c top tube/79.5 standover.
It is a great frame--certainly not the lightest (ballpark is 4 lbs), but one of the sweetest. If it fits you, you won't regret getting it. My '99 is definitely my "desert island" bike....
|There is this...||Farmpunker|
Aug 8, 2002 10:50 AM
|Thanks for the help so far. Some conflicting info, though. Walrus says Voodoo didn't make a 55 in 2000, and SLB said he owns a 55. I'm not really questioning the frame itself, it's ride, it's quality. My problem is that I'd be buying this frame on ebay (cringe). I really don't want to spend the money (CDN to US, double cringe) and have it shipped here only to find it's too big. I'd be pissed - at myself for making a dumb move. I'm estimating my standover at around 80cms. Not enough for 77.6cm standover, right? That's only one inch. Aren't cross bikes supposed to be sized small?|
|There is this...||The Walrus|
Aug 8, 2002 12:31 PM
|Sounds like the fit would be marginal. According to the catalog, VooDoo seems to have measured standover using 30c tires, so you'd have even less room if you went to a larger tire size. You might want to wait and see if someone puts a '99 or earlier Wazoo up for sale; they had a sloping top tube that made for great standover clearance.|
|here you go!||SLB|
Aug 8, 2002 11:32 AM
voodoo's site archived.
and for a correction, i thought mine was a 55. but now i see that mine is the 61cm c-t, 56cm c-c.
|It is a sin...||Farmpunker|
Aug 9, 2002 9:09 AM
|Excellent information everyone. Greatly appreciated. It's not looking good for me and this frame, however. I checked the archived Voodoo site (cudos SLB) and checked out their size recomendations for their cross bikes. The sizes just don't match well. I'm a little short all over.
Still, tempted. This frame is in good shape, comes with the fork, headset, stem (for approx 260US). Then again, it's no use having a bike that doesn't fit. As I discovered when I impluse bought a Rocky Mountain Hammer last summer. Felt okay in the shop but back on the trails I just couldn't get motoring in the too small frame. Bike lust overtaking me. And it was such a nice riding bike... Alas. I'll work through my measurements again, carefully this time, and cross reference them with the Voodoo recommendations. Just in case. There is only a single centimeter standover difference between the 56 and next size down. Two centimeter reach difference. I don't know. When in doubt, don't bid on ebay. Right?