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'01 58cm or '02 56cm TREK OCLV120 frame? Please HELP! (nm)(4 posts)

'01 58cm or '02 56cm TREK OCLV120 frame? Please HELP! (nm)jtferraro
Oct 25, 2002 4:00 PM
I have $100 down. Which size bike should I go with, or, are TREK OCLV's just not the right frame geometry(bike) for me?

My measurements:
1.) Inseam = 85cm
2.) Thigh = 40.5cm
3.) Foot Length = 46cm
4.) "Q" = .476(not sure what this is)
5.) Torso Length = 59cm
6.) Arm Length = 63.5cm
7.) U.B.M. = 122.5cm
8.) Shoulder = 48cm
9.) Hand = L(not sure what this is)

'01 58cm TREK OCLV120 frame geometry:
1.) Head Angle = 73.8 degrees
2.) Seat Angle = 73 degrees
3.) Eff Top Tube = 57.1
4.) Chain Stay = 41.2
5.) Bottom Bracket = 26.8
6.) Offset = 4.3
7.) Wheel Base = 99.6
8.) Trail = 5.4
9.) Stand Over = 80.7

'02 56cm TREK OCLV120 frame geometry:
1.) Head Angle = 73.8 degrees
2.) Seat Angle = 73.5 degrees
3.) Eff Top Tube = 56.1
4.) Chain Stay = 41
5.) Bottom Bracket = 26.8
6.) Offset = 4.1
7.) Wheel Base = 98.6
8.) Trail = 5.7
9.) Stand Over = 79.0

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

-Jeff
re: '01 58cm or '02 56cm TREK OCLV120 frame? Please HELP! (nm)Overhill
Oct 26, 2002 3:30 AM
Not only are bikes measured differently, but fitting system measurements are not uniform. That said, I recently was fitted by an experienced and knowledgeable person. I'm a couple cm taller, and 87 inseam. The results for size were:
Trek-58 [with a 100 stem]
Klein-56 [I tried a 58, with an 80 stem, and it was close]
Lemond-57
And these are all owned by the same company.
Will the shop let you try both sizes with different stems, for a test ride? Is there a good fitting system available in your area? I wnt to be as sure as possible before
I spend the money. Good luck.
I hope to try both sizes out but they are pushin' the 58cm.jtferraro
Oct 26, 2002 4:47 AM
I know of another shop in my area who has the Serotta sizing cycle. They charge $100 for a fitting, which supposedly takes up to an hour, but will deduct that charge if you purchase a bike from them. Perhaps I should consider having them do it. Yeah, I want to be as sure as possible, too...before emptying my wallet!

-Jeff
OOPS - there's MORE to the above post! Did the "nm" by habit! nmjtferraro
Oct 26, 2002 4:38 AM