How do I figure what size top tube I need. Can somebody please give me a simple way of doing this.:mad2:
Until aging takes over. Then you gradually get less flexible, can't ride low for as long as you used to, and have to buy shorter stems or move your brake hoods closer.MR_GRUMPY said:Experience.
The longer you ride, the more flexible you get. The more flexible you get, the lower you are able to ride. The lower you can ride, the longer your top tube needs to be.
Fair enough. At 60 I still got the big plates on the bar in the gym, run at least one marathon every year, and do lots of riding. Takes enough time and effort that I've kinda slacked on the flexibility stuff that I find deadly boring and unfulfilling. Guess I named my own poison.MR_GRUMPY said:"Until aging takes over. Then you gradually get less flexible, can't ride low for as long as you used to, and have to buy shorter stems or move your brake hoods closer."
You mean if you allow aging to take over. As you get older, the old saying "use it or lose it" applies even more. I'm more flexable now, than I was when I started riding, 27 years ago. (and I can honestly say that I am now older than dirt)