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Hi

A friend of mine is giving me a great deal on a specialized allez. The bike is " 56.5cm/L" it has that exact number and letter near the bottom bracked area. I`m size 19' on specialized mountain bikes. My height is 1.83mt (6.0'') and inseam of 33.07inches (84cm).

Do you think that bike could suit me?

thanks a lot!

BTW, if that bike is too small for me, according to my measurements, wich will be my correct size?

thanks!
 

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Hello,

I'm a newbie too and just bought my first road bike...so while I was looking for a bike I used this website as a basis for sizing myself on a bike. It told me I needed a 57.76 or so size and I ended up getting a 58cm. So take a look at this website and it should lead you in the right direction. Understand I'm new but this page helped me greatly.



http://www.ehow.com/how_14104_determine-correct-frame.html
 

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Fran said:
Hi

A friend of mine is giving me a great deal on a specialized allez. The bike is " 56.5cm/L" it has that exact number and letter near the bottom bracked area. I`m size 19' on specialized mountain bikes. My height is 1.83mt (6.0'') and inseam of 33.07inches (84cm).

Do you think that bike could suit me?

thanks a lot!

BTW, if that bike is too small for me, according to my measurements, wich will be my correct size?

thanks!
Most 56cm bikes have about a 31.5" to 32" standover height. So a 56.5cm should be about right. If you are 6' tall with a 33" inseam, the standover should be fine. You sound like you could have a longish torso, so you may need a longish stem to fit correctly. Set the correct saddle height then take a ride and see if the front axle/hub is obscured by the handlebar when you are on the hoods. If it is "under" the bar, which it possibly is, you might just need a longer stem.
 

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After some testing and internet fitting sites reading...

I think that 56.5 cm may be a good option.
I put some pedals on it and do some road testing on the parking lot, and it feels a little different than my MTB, I mean an aero position that I have to get used to. Normal signs as the space between my shouler and my knee with the pedals at the 3 o' clock position were good (about 4-5cm).

More reasons to buy it, is that it`s a 2004 allez comp triple, it`s used, but the guy who used it has logged in it just 190miles as too much of climbing terrain. the rest of the time it was hanging from the wall (a busy man, hehe :p ). So it has all the ultegra group on it, plus an almost new flight deck computer. The only backside is that he doesn`t sell the pedals...well`I`m planning to put some old mountain spd pedals (Shimano m-505) while I get the money to buy road pedals.

BTW, how can you notice if the frame has been hitted or mistrated besides looking at the paint for scratch signs?. The only scratch that it has, is at the horizontal tube, just a 3mm paint chip, I think it was made while it was being transported by plane to our country. (It was buyed in the US :thumbsup: )

One last thing that I want to comment: This bike will be used on a trainer too, at least 4-5 days a week, with all kind of training types (intervals, muscle endurance, etc). So, I know it`s made of columbus e-5 aluminium, so my main question is: Will the flex of the trainer affect the durability of the bike? Will it break, or crack, for using it on the trainer?.

thanks a lot for all your comments and suggestions!

bye!

Pd: I haven`t payed it yet, so please if you have some warning advices say them NOW!
thanks!
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