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frame fit question(4 posts)

frame fit questionweiwentg
May 17, 2002 6:33 PM
this is an x-post from the 'cross forum. I have followed Elefantino's lead: when injured, build up a new bike. :)
the story is this: at 28", my inseam is too short to fit me onto ANY stock 'cross bike, even a 42cm Surly Crosscheck. I am not kidding you.
there's a 46cm semi-custom Gunnar Crosshairs at the LBS. I can stand over it with maybe half an inch of clearance. the rest of the bike is fine - TT not too long and all that. the thing that worries me is the standover clearance. is that enough? am I even going to be able to dismount? the mechanic called Gunnar, and they said yes.
if not, what other options do I have? don't tell me to call Seven, now, that's a bit out of budget :)
any good, reasonably priced custom frame builders out there? I was looking to spend around 5 or 6 hundred on a light Al frameset. it looks, now, like the only way to get light is to get titanium, which is out of budget.
problem with crossbikes is the tall bb...colker
May 17, 2002 6:53 PM
why don't you check waterford? they use more bb drop..maybe the atlatis form rivendell! not a cross bike, more liek the name says an all around bike. don't know about ti since there's only steel for me as frame material.
problem with crossbikes is the tall bb...weiwentg
May 17, 2002 7:01 PM
for that price, I'd get a Habanero. much lighter...
problem with crossbikes is the tall bb...gtx
May 17, 2002 9:56 PM