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I am 5 foot 5 and ride a 2002 bianchi, 53 cm, it fits me like a glove, I suppose I could go to 52 but they didn't make a 52 cm and 51 was too small. I think trading up would be to your advantage. FWIW I have long legs, long arms and short torso.
 

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freddies said:
I made some adjustments to the height of the seat and made the stem higher and I now have clearance between knees and elbows. Also I spoke to the shop and they said try it for a week and if I'm still having problems then they can sort out the larger frame. I'm still unsure though of the exact reason why I should get the 55cm instead of the 53cm if the 53 is too small for me. What will feel different if I did change?
why? because if a 53 is too small a 55 is bigger, and yes there is a difference
 
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