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  • I am going to order a vigorelli soon, but I am not quite sure what size I should go for. According to the competitive cyclist calculator, my fitting is:

    *Measurements

    Inseam: 32.5"
    Trunk: 26"
    Forearm: 13.5"
    Arm: 25.5"
    Thigh: 20.5"
    Lower Leg: 21"
    Sternal Notch: 57.5"
    Total Body Height: 69"

    The Competitive Fit (cm)

    Seat tube range c-c: 53.5 - 54.0 (21.06" - 21.25")
    Seat tube range c-t: 55.1 - 55.6 (21.69" - 21.88")
    Top tube length: 57.0 - 57.4 (22.44" - 22.59")
    Stem Length: 11.2 - 11.8 (4.40" - 4.64")
    BB-Saddle Position: 82.8 - 84.8 (32.59" - 33.38")
    Saddle-Handlebar: 53.2 - 53.8 (20.94" - 21.18")
    Saddle Setback: 2.0 - 2.4 (0.78" - 0.94")

    *Since the geometry isnt listed on the Bob Jackson website and I havent been able to get in touch with them, what size do you think I should go with?

  • I have no idea what all that data means, but I have a 52cm seat tube, 53cm top tube Bob Jackson that you're welcome to sit on and try for size.

    I'm a fairly standard 5'9'' and I probably should have got something slightly bigger, but I'd never admit it because I love her.

    Let me know if you need, I'm in Covent Garden or Clapham.

  • i find that top tube size is most important as is the fore and aft position of the seat.

    seat tube can be adjusted by the seat post...
    i prefer size down to what is "recommended" because the frame is smaller it's also lighter and more agile and stronger too (less flex)

  • I spoke to Bob Jackson last week who said measure your inner leg 32.5" and minus 11 inches. That gives you a 21.5 frame. Which is a 54cm.

    Don't take that as gospel though.

  • 26" Trunk! Impressive...

  • I spoke to Bob Jackson last week who said measure your inner leg 32.5" and minus 11 inches. That gives you a 21.5 frame. Which is a 54cm.

    Don't take that as gospel though.

    This sounds pretty good. I'd have thought either a 21,5 or a 22,0 depending on what top tube length you would like.

    I've got a 20,0" frame with about 5" of seatpost showing. Fits my 30" inseam 5'7" total height really well.

  • thanks everyone.

    does anyone know the seat tube length (C-T perhaps) and the stand-over height of a 21.5"?

  • thanks everyone.

    does anyone know the seat tube length (C-T perhaps) and the stand-over height of a 21.5"?

    Seat tube would be 21,5 surely.

    My 20" has a stand over of just under 30" so I'd hazard a guess at 31".

  • Having had my Langster stolen from my shed (my first foray into fixed riding). I made a claim through Barclays House Insurance - they were fantastic and the claim settled within a week. Ordered a frame through Bob Jackson and 10 days later I'm the proud owner of a new bright orange frameset which I can't wait to ride.

    Must admit that I considered going for a Condor Potenza, but then thought that I should invest my money in a British frame builders and keep the money in the UK. Can't fault the helpful service I received! A big recommendation.

  • This thread is worthless without pics.

  • It's a recommendation not a photo shoot!

  • +1 & hope your shed is now secure!

    Look fwd to seeing pics & why choose BJ over say Mercian or Roberts?

  • My comment still stands! :)

  • 10 days?? Whut? was 10 weeks wait this time last year

  • Credit crunch biting possibly

  • They order time is down for Vigorelli's. Mine should arrive tomorrow, French Blue Enamel.

  • Took a photo, haven't got a fucking clue how to import it...

  • fuck it, i think i'm gonna buy one of these if i have cracked my frame.

  • just put down a deposit for the Bob Jackson/BLB one, cripe! (awful BLB logos I know, but it's a nice frame with tigher geometry for the money).

    that'll be a frame for life defintely.

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  • nice one, that's well HHSB.

  • Fucking hell I think it worked - and no none of the background items are for sale despite what you might consider to be my girlfriends dubious taste...

  • and here's a large one!:

    http://www.londonfgss.com/attachments/57­46d1234305403-195.jpg

    lovely frame. my purchase gland is secreting ideas into my brain.

  • Superprecise, is your frame a track geometry? the standard Vigorelli as nice as it is to ride, is slighty more relaxed.

  • Thank you Superprecise. The frame is nice, the transfers aren't great, but I'm pleased. To answer questions about why bought a Bob Jackson, it's one of those situations where you think "if only I had £100 more"; you'd stil be going and never make a decision.I've made mine and I'm happy...

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