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Friday survey: distance between top tube and your pubic bone(8 posts)

Friday survey: distance between top tube and your pubic bonekenyee
Apr 24, 2003 7:43 PM
How much space did you leave for your crown jewels to prevent castration? (not sure if this number matters as much for girls :-)
40 feet and a flight of stairs (nm)LactateIntolerant
Apr 24, 2003 8:31 PM
3 km while I'm at work. nmSpunout
Apr 25, 2003 3:22 AM
how about "Fri Poll - standover clearance?" nmFez
Apr 25, 2003 5:48 AM
much better wording :-)kenyee
Apr 25, 2003 6:15 AM
Guess I should have known better than to use the wording I did :-)
Zero?Kristin
Apr 25, 2003 6:35 AM
I didn't even take crown jewels into consideration when buying my bike.
Wheels 1" off ground. MTB shoes on, TT crammed into crotch...Eug
Apr 25, 2003 7:03 AM
When I stand with my mountain bike shoes on over the top tube and cram the bike up into my jewels, I get the wheels all of about 1 inch off the ground.

I might have done better with a 2 cm smaller frame, since I'd say the TT is a tad long for me. That would have given me an extra 0.6" of standover, and would have shortened my eff. top tube by 0.7".

54 cm CT with 30.4" standover. 31" inseam. A shorter stem and a seatpost with no set back are on order. I guess I can't complain though. I bought the bike at the end of the season, for several hundred bux off the usual price.
Almost none........davet
Apr 25, 2003 7:07 AM
....standover height is way down on my list of criteria for a bike. My Calfee top tube is RIGHT THERE! when I straddle the bike with both feet on the ground. But how often is that done? Almost never. Top tube length and handlbar height in relation to the saddle are #1 and #2 on my priority list.