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I am 5'11" tall and my Trek size is a 58cm frame.  At 6'4" there is no way you fit a 58cm Trek frame.  I doubt a 60cm Trek frame will fit you.  Not sure Trek makes a 62cm frame or not.  But the 58cm Trek is way too small for you.  Way too small.  You need at least a 60cm or bigger frame.  Since you seem to not have a bike or any knowledge of your bike size, you probably need to go to a bike shop to find a bike.
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Hey Guys and Gals,

Wow, I really appreciate all of the feedback! Looking for the "right fit" on a road bike quickly became an issue of 'the more you learn, the more you don't know', so I am happy to have gained a bit of insight from your knowledge! I'll do a bit more shopping around for some deals from local shops as I have noticed that some more sales are being held this time of year. But, at the end of the day, I'll just keep an eye out for a bike (58 or 60cm) that best fits my needs based on some of the things that you all have brought to me attention.

Once again, I definitely appreciate all the help!

Cheers,
DJ
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Gear Talk / Re: Sizing Dilemma (Is there a big difference between 58 and 60cm trek?)
« Last post by zzzz on October 21, 2014, 12:09:57 pm »
This can also be over analyzed.

To the OP:

A lot of issues with fit don't come up until you spend a fair amount of time on the bike, you're on a tour, or you're riding more than 100 miles a week. Or when you've gotten old and creaky.

Are you still young and spry, say under 30? I started w a hand-me-down bike that was 2cm shy of my ideal size when I was a teen and raced & rode it for several years w/o incident for 1000's of miles a year. Even now, if we have visitors who ride, I will give them my bike and I will take my wife's, which is also 2 cm short for me, raise the seat and go and it is never a problem, even on a 100 mile ride.

You've gotten different advice here and it may be correct for you. But FWIW here's my opinion.

You said there were a few 58's to choose from. Go ride them and see which one feels best and buy it. If you have a pal you can take along and knows enough to be of help evaluating the bikes and getting your seat height right, take them with you. Proper leg extension is very important. If you're feeling cramped in the arms and shoulders, get a longer stem. Then go ride it for a year or two (or more) until you have some experience to draw on and you know what you want.

Unlike a frame thats too big for you, there are riders that actually prefer a frame size thats technically a little small. Also, really tall frames can start to have some handling issues.

Maybe you'll love riding, and if you do you'll want to step up the quality in your next bike anyway. At that time you can worry about things like crank length and frame geometry and really dial in the details to get a bike that's your ideal set-up. If it turns out that ridings not for you then your investment in tight times didn't brake the bank.

Pete
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South Atlantic / wanna ride with me? leaving out of Columbus Ga
« Last post by bikeHANSEN on October 21, 2014, 11:44:49 am »
i posted this same message only with a different title in the Cycling Events category because i did not realize until after i posted that one there was a separate category for the South Atlantic members as well
Hey!
How are you doing today?
Hope everything is going good for you!
My name is James Hansen.
i am planning on riding on either the Underground Railroad route or the Atlantic Coast route!
im trying to leave somewhere right around march 3 2015.
i will be riding about 15-25 miles each day.
if you would like to ride with me then please feel free to send me an email at: luckytiger0622@hotmail.com
or you can look me up on facebook by using the following keywords: James Hansen Columbus Georgia
my personal motto is: Living Loving Life
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General Discussion / leaving March 2015 long riding for fun
« Last post by bikeHANSEN on October 21, 2014, 11:41:28 am »
Hey!
How are you doing today?
Hope everything is going good for you!
My name is James Hansen.
i am planning on riding on either the Underground Railroad route or the Atlantic Coast route!
im trying to leave somewhere right around march 3 2015.
i will be riding about 15-25 miles each day.
if you would like to ride with me then please feel free to send me an email at: luckytiger0622@hotmail.com
or you can look me up on facebook by using the following keywords: James Hansen Columbus Georgia
my personal motto is: Living Loving Life
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General Discussion / Re: Wireless computer on touring bike
« Last post by staehpj1 on October 21, 2014, 11:07:57 am »
I've used wireless on three tours, and never has interference, but some cheaper computers may not use coded digital signaling.
I'm using a Sigma Rox 9, but I like the look of the new Rox 6 for a little cheaper option.
Ones that I used that had lots of interference problems include a Sigma and another was a Cateye, but I do not recall the models.  I have only used much cheaper models than you mention though.  For me a cyclocomputer is mostly an odometer with current speed being a nice feature, so even the cheaper one you mention is way more than I personally can see spending, at about 4-6 times what I typically spend for a cyclocomputer.  I have been using the Planet Bike Protege models lately at something like $25-35.  Heck they even have current temperature which is surprisingly accurate as long as you are either moving or in the shade.
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Gear Talk / Re: Sizing Dilemma (Is there a big difference between 58 and 60cm trek?)
« Last post by indyfabz on October 21, 2014, 10:47:59 am »
Another issue is crank arm length. What is the crank arm length of the Trek? At your size, you are likely going to want at least 175 mm and maybe even 180 mm.

Bar width? I have broad shoulders and currenty have 44 cm bars on my road bike. My Surly LHT came with 46 mm bars. They are more comfortable, and that size is what a professional fit said I should have on my road bike.

If you have to spring for things like a new crank, stem and bars, the price difference is going to shrink some.
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General Discussion / Re: Wireless computer on touring bike
« Last post by DaveB on October 21, 2014, 10:22:59 am »
In the past many wireless devices, including cyclometers and heart rate monitors, had serious problems with interference from outside sources of RF like power stations, overhead high voltage wires, radio transmitters, etc..  Sometimes they would even read the signal from a similar cyclometer or HRM on the bike  next to them.

Newer, better models have coded transmitters/receivers that do a pretty good job of ignoring these outside sources so the problems have been minimized.  Despite that, wired models have no issues with any outside signal and have only one battery to worry about and can be less expensive.  As noted, some models (Cat Eye Enduro for one) have heavy gauge, strong wiring harnesses so they are well protected from damage. 
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Gear Talk / Re: Sizing Dilemma (Is there a big difference between 58 and 60cm trek?)
« Last post by Pat Lamb on October 21, 2014, 10:17:55 am »
I understand budget constraints and the temptation of a low prices.  On the other hand, buying a bicycle that doesn't fit well is likely to lead to a bicycle that doesn't get ridden much, which makes it a foolish plan.

As it sounds like the OP is interested, hoping, or planning to bicycle more than the 100-500 miles most bicycles ever get ridden, it might be worth the extra money to buy from a bicycle shop (LBS).  Part of the price you pay for a new bike from an LBS is having someone who understands cycling and has some experience getting people onto right-sized bikes fit the buyer.  If you really can't afford that, consider taking prospective bikes to a bike shop that offers fitting services.  That service often costs $50-200 as a stand-alone service.  (That is usually priced into the cost of a new bike.)  Since it's getting into the off-season for cycling in most of North America, it may be possible to negotiate down to the lower end of the price scale.

I regard getting personal attention from a brick and mortar shop without paying for it and then purchasing the same product elsewhere as despicable.  YMMV.
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