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Fit?(4 posts)

Jul 19, 2002 10:32 AM
Hey all,

I'm a MTBer who is looking to get a road bike. I'm a fairly competent mechanic, so I'd like to build my road bike myself.

I understand that FIT on a road bike is much more important than a MTB, but since I'm probably not going to buy from my local LBS, I am kind of leery of trying to get the shop to fit me.

Are there general guidelines that you can follow for fitting? Or is it pretty much a "go to the bike shop and sit on the fit bike" type of thing.

Also can anyone recommend a good roadie shop in the Richmond, VA or NoVA area?
Jul 19, 2002 10:42 AM
Sorry about the lack of response, but this same question gets asked 1-3 times a day. Here is a helpful thread.
MXL02 "Please help. I really want a bike." 7/18/02 2:06pm
Jul 19, 2002 10:45 AM
Thanks so much for the link! That's exactly the info I was looking for. I did use the search button, but had a bit of time wading through the junk.

re: Fit?Chen2
Jul 19, 2002 11:44 AM
You won't have any trouble building a road bike. In case you are not already aware, the many frame manufacturers quote sizes measured in a variety of ways. So be careful in comparing sizes, one companies 55 may equal another's 59. There can be that big of a difference. In addition to height, top tube length, tube angles, drop from saddle to handlebar, etc. are equally important.