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Offline ronn12

new bee??
« on: December 16, 2009, 08:53:10 am »
Hi, All, Have simple ??   1 is my bike was destroyed in the apts i live.. dumb newbie mistake.. it was big a 54cm hybrid.  Ive finally found a site to measure myself for a bike So I did..  ?? is im 5ft 10in. but when doing the inseam like they say.. Im a 30 of 31 in the inseam. Im 2in short on rigth leg . do to a bone dease  when i was a kid So what size bike .. hybrid  with 700c for touring??????   Thanks Ron    Sorry Spelling,s Bad.. spell as sounds    .. Have A Great Holidays  Ron

Offline tonythomson

Re: new bee??
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 05:40:09 pm »
Ron
why not go to your local bike shop and try a couple of different sizes out as not sure there is an answer to what size - do you need to have one of the pedals built up = they should be able to do that.  Good luck anyway
T
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Offline geegee

Re: new bee??
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 10:03:29 pm »
Maybe you could look into getting a custom orthotic insert for your right foot. You should measure your inseam on your longer leg for the bike sizing guideline. One question though: is the difference in your leg length due to the femur (thigh bone) or the tibia/fibula (lower leg bone)? Orthotic inserts would work best if it was the lower leg that was shorter, meaning the distance between your hips and knees are even, because you would have less probability of knee issues.

Offline ronn12

Re: new bee??
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 08:59:03 am »
Maybe you could look into getting a custom orthotic insert for your right foot. You should measure your inseam on your longer leg for the bike sizing guideline. One question though: is the difference in your leg length due to the femur (thigh bone) or the tibia/fibula (lower leg bone)? Orthotic inserts would work best if it was the lower leg that was shorter, meaning the distance between your hips and knees are even, because you would have less probability of knee issues.
  I think both Mom told me the had to put metal in the knee and hip, then take out later. gonna find a doctor to try and have a look cause i,m starting to swell around knee and when i walk alot leg jerks .or try to give me xtra step. on bike i have the knee problem and sitting problem in the hip area. get off and stretch it works..

Offline mikedirectory2

Re: new bee??
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 01:48:14 am »
Maybe you could look into getting a custom orthotic insert for your right foot. You should measure your inseam on your longer leg for the bike sizing guideline. One question though: is the difference in your leg length due to the femur (thigh bone) or the tibia/fibula (lower leg bone)? Orthotic inserts would work best if it was the lower leg that was shorter, meaning the distance between your hips and knees are even, because you would have less probability of knee issues.
  I think both Mom told me the had to put metal in the knee and hip, then take out later. gonna find a doctor to try and have a look cause i,m starting to swell around knee and when i walk alot leg jerks .or try to give me xtra step. on bike i have the knee problem and sitting problem in the hip area. get off and stretch it works..
If you are having problems like that, you should be speaking to a doctor as well!
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