I had a 56 Sam that was too long for drop bars for me but perfect w some
upright ones, alas I sold it.
The now 51 would be a good fit for me if I was to buy another
On Thursday, September 22, 2016, Richard Rios <richardario...@gmail.com>
> I don't think it was mentioned and it's a great point about the bars. Lots
> of stuff plays into sizing. Perhaps he would like to offer more info and
> someone could offer a more specific response. Or maybe he was already
> leaning towards one and was looking for a bit of reassurance. Don't know.
> Hopefully some of the feedback he gets will be helpful though. I know I've
> bought a few bikes sight unseen for ok, better, and worse. It's a tough
> spot to be in because nice bikes can be kinda expensive and you tend to
> lose your butt if you decide to sell cause you don't dig the fit. Had
> happened to me a few times. For example I originally bought a 52 Sam H.
> And after riding and remeasuring my PBH decided it was a bit small...so
> then I bought a 56 and wow that felt like a huge jump in size. I never got
> comfortable and sold it. Truth be told they were technically both fine and
> great bikes But I was doing the whole hand wringing thing. In the end
> though a 56 atlantis feels much better to me then either of the sams...any
> way lost my behind on both bikes / frames so the topic is kinda close to my
> heart and if I can help a brother out in this area I do my best to point in
> a reasonable direction. I think performance / competitive has a fit
> calculator out there that offers three frame sizes calling them french,
> eddy, and something else...maybe try that see what shakes out.
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