If you want to buy a bike that will feel like your 55cm road bikes, fuggetabout the 58cm bike. No matter what you do, it will feel different.fisherman said:Right, I normally ride a 55cm roadbike (toptube and seattube).
There is a nice 58cm (toptube) frameset on Ebay which I am interested in.
I normally will not buy a frame/bike unless it fits me perfectly which means a 54cm - 56cm frameset. But this nice 58cm could potentially go really cheap.
Question - should I bid on it, and if I win, to get a shorter and higher stem to compensate for the longer toptube? Or will I regret it, and I should just let it pass and wait for the "right one"?
ps. Btw, I do not lack for bikes. It is just a wierd obsession to want to own every nice frameset to build. I do not think you guys would understand. ;-)
If you want to experiment with a Rivendellesque larger frame which will put you in a (potentially) more comfy, upright position, this bike might represent a cheap opportunity to experiment. However, most people trying this experiment go for a bike with a longer seat tube but the same length top tube. You can, as you said, use a shorter and/or higher stem to compensate. What size stem are you running now?
My 2 cents,