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Another bike fit question....!(4 posts)

Another bike fit question....!cyclejim
Jun 2, 2002 11:38 AM
I test rode a Jamis Quest today and noticed that while in the drops, my knees would contact my elbows a little bit. Does this mean the frame is too small for me? It's a 62cm with a 23.43 inch TT length and a 130mm stem. Seat tube is 24.41 inches C to T. Im 6' 2 1/2" with a 36.5 inch inseam.

Thanks in advance
re: Another bike fit question....!GregJ
Jun 2, 2002 4:30 PM
No. It is quite normal to have some overlap, good form would dictate that your knees would come up between your elbows, and not actually hit them, when your arms are bent.(wider handlbars may help?) I think that for tall riders with shorter torsos vs inseam, it can be quite pronuounced.
thanks! nmcyclejim
Jun 2, 2002 4:31 PM
nm
That bike probably fits you very nicelyHerms
Jun 2, 2002 8:50 PM
With your 36.5 in. inseam the 24.4 in. seat tube would be fine. And I'm guessing you have a proportionally shorter torso than most guys your size because a 36.5 in. inseam is rather long and therefore the 23.4 TT which is sord of short for a 62cm frame would be fine also.

-I'm 6'3'' with a 35.25 in. inseam and I ride a 60cm frame and it fits me fine.

peace