johnb wrote:Back ache in a large proportion of cases is in fact caused by the stem being too short leading to a hunched up riding position.
I am 171cm tall but the Dawe's recommendation of the 53 cm doesn't work for me.
s1965c wrote:I'm the same height as you, and I'm on my second Claud Butler Regent which is very similarly shaped and sized to the Horizon.
My first had a 53cm frame as suggested in the buyers guide issued by my CTW scheme - it was far too big. I changed to a 48cm bike, and we've been living happily ever after since.
Selling it complete is simplest, and the time of the year is with you if you sell it now.
horizon wrote:s1965c wrote: I am trying to think of any critical dimensions that actually do change on the different frames and that make choosing the smaller bike crucial.
alpgirl wrote:I am 5'8'' with inside leg 31'' and sat on a 53cm Galaxy in a shop. Felt much too big. I was advised straight away to go for a 48cm. It has not arrived yet, so hoping it is the correct one for me!
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