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Response to IrishAyes (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 08:03 PM

2. The wheels are not the major part of fitting a bike to a person

The frame is what is fitted to the person.

You may need to go to a frame size that is correct for your height and torso length.

There's a lot of oversimplification in there, but a competent bike tech should be able to get you fitted correctly.

Unfortunately, there may be a bit of expense involved if you need a new bike.

My wife is quite small (5'1" and she has what is called a 'mixte' frame; instead of coming straight back to the top of the seat post, the top bar comes down to meet the rear axle housing.

I know this isn't a "You just...." type post, but I hope it can at least provide one point of reference for you, even if it's an outlier.

Best of luck. Bikes are great exercise, and a lot of fun.

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