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How to properly measure ones inside leg

Discussion in 'Technical Know How' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 14 Jun 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...oh suits you sir...anyway how do I do this properly for bike sizing porpoises? I mean does the measure go right up to the skin, or does it stop beneath the dangly bits? Does the other end go righ down to the floor or just to the ankle??
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Push them to one side, then reach up as far as you can.

    Be careful who you ask to do it for you. Damn those pesky pretend tailors.
     
  3. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Stand with your back against a wall. Get someone to mark your height. Sit down on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Get the same person to measure your height in that sitting position. Measure the distance between the two marks. That's your leg measurement for cycle fitting purposes ;).
     
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Get a book, place in between your legs, measure from the top of the book to the floor. repeat 3 times, Inside leg measurement!
     
  5. just jim

    just jim Über Member

    You could try this site (fit system section) if you want to put a detailed list together.
     
  6. Moodyman

    Moodyman Über Member

    Location:
    Bradford
    The book method - tried and tested.
     
  7. Garz

    Garz Squat Member

    Location:
    Down
    +1 ;)
     
  8. The bike I bought the shop owner referred me to that wrench science site, IIRC it uses the book method.
     
  9. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    This is called "Sitting Height Ratio".

    It is the only method worth using.
     
  10. rh100

    rh100 Well-Known Member

    Butt up the end of the book against a wall - ensures the spine of the book is horizontal so giving a better measurement.
     
  11. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Go to your fave "tailor" and ask him to do it ;)
     
  12. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
  13. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    not come across the book method, does it matter who it is written buy? there are so many to choose from.

    I've use a block of wood, pine is best, for measuring or a spirit level if you want to get fancy so you can be sure it is horizontal.
     
  14. Garz

    Garz Squat Member

    Location:
    Down
    What about them laser devices, surely just as good! :biggrin:
     
  15. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    laser - you crazy? Have you not seen Dr No?
     
  16. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    Goldfinger??

    Where's Crankarm?
     
  17. Proto

    Proto Über Member

    The book method is a bit out of date. Best way is to embrace new technology and use a CD case. Something by The Ruts always works well.
     
  18. SimonC

    SimonC Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Definitely Goldfinger.
     
  19. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    -doesn't have the width required, I'm afraid. You need something good and wide between your legs - DVD boxed set maybe?
     
  20. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    Where's Fnaar?