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by rehu
13 Jun 2016, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage
Replies: 23
Views: 2560

Re: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage

This will probably confuse you more but I'm 5ft 9.5 / 5ft 10". I cant remember my inside leg measurement but I'm of normal build. I have a RB Voyage size 56cm year 2011 or 2012. Hehe, I'm not sure if I can possibly get more confused than I already am ;) Thanks for replying! Yeah, they dropped ...
by rehu
12 Jun 2016, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage
Replies: 23
Views: 2560

Re: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage

I wrote a bit about "bike set up" which you can download here (from the box with the yellow border)... http://wheel-easy.org.uk/ride-calendar.html Thanks again Colin, very useful tips once I get a bike sorted :) That said I also have a 58cm Ridgeback frame (a world tour solo, purchased af...
by rehu
11 Jun 2016, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage
Replies: 23
Views: 2560

Re: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=95381.0 here is a link to my short review of my newly aquired (January) Ridgeback World Panorama Deluxe. Its a 60cm, with a layback seat post, and a spa nidd saddle (better than a brooks) . I too am 6.2" (187cm ish) In the first picture I have a 100mm 0...
by rehu
11 Jun 2016, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage
Replies: 23
Views: 2560

Re: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage

Thanks for all the feedback, this is great and I've learned more about bike geometries and steering :) I will probably put of buying for a while. Do not buy until you try. I have a 60cm Ridgeback world journey. Lovely frame but is quite long. It was 2011 model and I think the geometry is different n...
by rehu
10 Jun 2016, 6:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage
Replies: 23
Views: 2560

Re: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage

Where are you? Really, if at all possible it's worth traveling somewhere to get it right. I'm in somewhat remote Sweden. Very few stores carry touring bikes here. But you are probably right, I and should travel to a bigger city and test ride. Thanks for weighing in. In your case, you don't even hav...
by rehu
10 Jun 2016, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage
Replies: 23
Views: 2560

Re: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage

Thanks for the advice and insight! The inseam measure is crotch to floor.

I hadn't thought about the fork offset vs head angle, good point! I think I will try some drop bar racers in a shop to get a feel for comfortable reach. Perhaps look a bit around for alternatives as well...
by rehu
10 Jun 2016, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage
Replies: 23
Views: 2560

Help choosing tour bike size - Ridgeback Voyage

I want to get into touring, but since there are no LBS that carry touring bikes around here I need to get one online. I've been looking at the Ridgeback Voyage, but very uncertain about the size I should choose. I know its hard to advice on this, but perhaps someone here has experience with the bike...