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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosovich
    Smitty, how tall are you, what's your inseam etc.? What is your seat height from center of BB to seat rail? Thanks, this will be a HUGE help for me! My LBS wants to put me on a 57, but I think it's way too big. Again, thanks for your reply.
    Mo,

    I'm 6' 2" (at least I was at one time! ;) ) and my inseam is 35" (89cm). Seat rail to BB is about 75cm but I have played with this a bit, plus or minus a cm or two.

    I believe the Merckx frames fit big. For comparism of my old Benotto versus the Merckx, see below:

    Benotto:
    Frame size - 60cm, ST - 60cm (top of TT to centre of BB), TT - 58cm (CC)

    Merckx:
    Frame size - 57cm, ST - 58.5m (top of TT to centre of BB), TT - 57.7cm (CC)

    The Merckx is now set up pretty close to the same cockpit dimensions as my Benotto. The Merckx stem is a 120.

    I was a wee bit afraid of ording the 57 size bike at first (I would have got a 58 if they would have had one) since I was buying it sight unseen from GVH via the net, but with a little bit of research and good luck it all worked out perfect for me.

    A real helpful fitting giude that I used can be found here: http://www.bsn.com/Cycling/ergobike.html.
    It may be a bit on the racy side of fitting, but it worked for my old beat up body.

    Hope this helps

    Good Riding!

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    Thanks!!

    Thanks for your reply!
    Get this thing off my head!!!!!
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    Okay, I've done it!!

    Okay boys and girls, I ordered my EM Race frame today in a 55. I took all the feed back you guys gave and did alot of measuring and such and think and hope that will be the right size. I'll post pics once it's built!
    Get this thing off my head!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosovich
    Okay boys and girls, I ordered my EM Race frame today in a 55. I took all the feed back you guys gave and did alot of measuring and such and think and hope that will be the right size. I'll post pics once it's built!
    Mo,
    Way Da Go!
    You never did give out your body size. What is your height and inseam?

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    RE: my size etc.

    I'm 6', with a 34" inseam, now that's true inseam, not pant inseam. My arms are 34" (that's dress shirt length). After emailing numerous people and calling Cbike, etc. I came to the conclusion a 55 should be perfect, it's got a 56.3 TT. I test rode a 58 madone yesterday and it has a 57.3 TT, and it could've worked with a 110 stem, but the head tube was too short, like 15.5 cm, vs. the Merckx 17, which should be perfect. I'm pretty pumped, it's just so dadgum nerve racking, for me 1700 is alot to just flick away like that. I"ve been on this quest for some time and actually this is my second frame in six months. Cross your fingers, it'll be here Monday!!
    Get this thing off my head!!!!!
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