reohn2 wrote:mikeymo wrote:reohn2 wrote:The 60cm size Olive(love it! ) has a 72 degree seatube angle,which should be OK for most folks,but the 58cm=73 deg,57cm=74deg,56cm=73.5deg (error?) 54&52cm=74deg,50&47=74.5deg,IMHO these are steep without need,the two smallest sizes could've been 26in wheels to account for a slacker ST without compromising reach.
The problems begin when you're either long thighed or like the saddle well behind the BB.With the limited adjustment rearward of Brooks saddles it gets to be a problem for more than a few people,and has been the subject of many a thread on here in the past.
Though thankfully the two seatposts I linked to in my previous post will solve the problem,though think if you bought a new car and was told you'd need a driving seat extra bracket of £100 so you could fit in it
Strangely I can't find any geometry figures on BJ's site,though there's a lot of info on colours and lugs
I've built up a bike using the Orange frameset version of this bike - Ridgeback Panorama Deluxe.
I'm not sure the frame is perfect for me, for the exact reason you've given, struggle to get a Brooks saddle far enough back.
Where did you get those figures for STA? I can't find any geometry anywhere.
It's on Ridgeback's website for the Panarama just scroll down below sizing.
Thanks, but are you sure? I've been all over Ridgeback's websites, archives of old PDF catalogues from that period (which have the frameset, but not geometry), and so on. And can't find those figures.
I'm talking about the Panorama DELUXE (Olive or Burnt Orange Frameset), not the current Panorama.
The CURRENT figures are here, and don't actually include some of the frame sizes you mention. But the nearest to the 54cm you mention is now 53cm, and gives an STA of 73 deg. That's why I was wondering where you got the figures, as I'd like to look at the other parts of the geometry for Olive.