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Old 09-22-05, 09:31 PM
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Frame Sizing

I currently am riding a Kestrel Talon 52cm. Looking at an italian roadframe and wonder if you italian frame riders can offer some advise. How does frame sizing compare in 52cm on Pinarello and Colnago. Do they run a little large or small? Advise Please! I am 5'6" w/ 30" inseam.
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Old 09-23-05, 02:25 AM
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52cm is 52cm...you just need to know if it's measured center to center, or center to top. On compact frames, there will be a 'virtual' measurement that will give you the equivalent of a traditional frame... More importantly, you need to know the top tub lenghts of the bikes involved.
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Old 09-23-05, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by puddin' legs
52cm is 52cm...you just need to know if it's measured center to center, or center to top. On compact frames, there will be a 'virtual' measurement that will give you the equivalent of a traditional frame... More importantly, you need to know the top tub lenghts of the bikes involved.
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Should be able to compare geometry specs between your frame and the others to find out any differences. That's what I did when shopping for my recent frame purchase.
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