Originally Posted by Gummee!
Like I said: that's why I was :confused when you bought it.
18/19" are a better fit for you.
...but then again, you've figgered that out already...
my old road bike is 23.5" center to center, and maybe 24" to the top of seat tube. I think this is about a 60cm by modern standards. but back then, the rule was, the tallest frame you could stand over with maybe an inch of clearance before you hit hard parts, never mind junk. today, I'd probably ride a 57-58
my old Stumpjumper is 21.5" center to center. And I used to do crazy stuff on that, crashed many times, hah.
I'm 6'0 tall but wear 31" inseam pants, so my legs are a little shorter than norm. my 5'4" 15 yr old daughter (who until really recently was the tiniest girl in her age group) appears to be growing legs, as she gets on my bikes and says the seat is OK (I think its maybe an inch too high). I'm starting to think that trek420 roadie-to-hybrid conversion she's riding is a little small for her but she likes it just fine.
I asked her which of these to keep if I was to get rid of one...
keep this: <img align=top src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/S-dNirG4pyI/AAAAAAAAshI/K9Frib-OIrM/s400/IMG_5782.JPG"> or this... <img align=top src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_JS1yca5KB-0/TC6rORH0aCI/AAAAAAAAvHs/kKfg14hULyc/s400/IMG_6986.JPG">
and she likes the first one, my old cruiser i've had since the late 70s, better.
its got a tig welded crack in the seat tube above the top tube. my -other- welding friend, who's an amateur machinist, said he thinks we should have sleeved it.
actually, #2 has already gotten a different crankset (a cheap steel shimano mtn triple ring), semi-northwood style bars, and twist shifters (cuz I had them). and #1 as of this moment has only a front brake and the wrong brake lever (canti levers suck with v-brakes) and a crappy seat and no grips. but I'll sort it out again.
anyone want a rather nice nearly new IRD 13-34 7-speed freewheel (eg, threaded)? has evenly spaced gears, not the big jump on the 34. SWMBO is not real amused that my $45 bike is way over several hundred now (except, whoa, there's more than one of them!!)