Bicycle Size

Correcting positioning yourself on your bicycle especially classic and vintage bicycle is extremely important. If your position is not correct, you will be uncomfortable and waste valuable energy. Unfortunately there are many conflicting theories and opinions on the correct or optimal bicycle position. I believe many factors need to be considered in obtaining a good bike position, and it is as much an art as it is a science.

The location of the feet, pelvis and hands dramatically impacts comfort and efficiency on the bicycle. There are several pieces of equipment on a bicycle that are used or adjusted to find your ideal position on your bike.

Pelvis – saddle selection, height, fore/aft and tilt
Hands – handle bars, brake levers and hoods which are connected via a stem
Feet – pedals, cleats, cycling shoes and occasionally crank arm length

For us is very important give to you the best experience you’ve ever had on a bike. It’s important to us that you are riding a bike that is best suited for you; to find out which size is correct for you, you need to measure your inseam length :

1 – Take off your shoes and set your feet approximately 6″ – 8″ apart and stand with your back against a wall
2 – Place and hold a book between your legs
3 – While straddling a book, measure from the top of the book to the floor, making sure to keep it level
4 – Measure the distance from the floor to the upper top of the book to find out your inseam meansurement

We usually give four sizes for the complete bicycles and three sizes for the frames :

The seat tube length is measured along the seat tube starting at the center of the bottom bracket and ending at the end of the seat tube.
The top tube length is measured along the top tube starting at the center of the seat tube and ending at the center of the head tube.
The head tube length is measured along the head tube from bottom to the top of the head tube.
The standover size (complete bicycles only) is measured from the ground to the top of the top tube.