|Getting a Bike to Fit||superdreadnought|
Aug 13, 2003 2:40 PM
|I have a 52cm Cannondale CX frame; my road bike is a 54cm Specialized. According to Cannondale's web site, the frame should fit me fine. However, when I build the bike if it turns out to be a little small, what can I do to make it fit better?|
|Long, set back seatpost; quill adapter and long, tall stem.||dzrider|
Aug 14, 2003 9:21 AM
|Or you could sell it and get a bike that's the right size.|
Aug 14, 2003 1:53 PM
|There are only a few things that can be done to make a small frame "bigger". Use a longer stem. The top tube length of a 56cm C'dale is only 10mm longer (after accounting for the .5 degree difference in the seat tube angle).
Increase the stem rise. Changing from an 80 degree stem to a 100 degree will raise the bars more than 2cm.
A seatpost with more setback might also be required, if you can't achieve the desired knee to pedal relationship with the saddle moved all the way back.