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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 05:28 PM

5. Sorry about missing that...

I was mixing up my terms in my head. What I was thinking was the actual size of the frame itself; the distance from the center of the crank to the top of the seat post, not the wheel size. But there may be some hope: The bike you have may be close enough to fitting you if a good tech can adjust the components. You might need a seat post or stem that is capable of letting the seat or handlebars be adjusted to you. Sometimes they can be gotten inexpensively with patience and searching.

I admit that I went to a derraileur bike many decades ago, but being a 'guy', the 'gadget to fiddle with' part was attractive.

Being able to cusomize the gear for the conditions took time to learn, though.

Just as an aside: Have you insured that there isn't anything out of sorts with bike as it is? I had a lot of pedaling resistance from a rental bike on a vacation long ago that had a very rusty chain, for example. Could you simply need to lube the chain, or adjust something?

I truly wish you the best of luck in finding what works for you.

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