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mjr

Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next
Depends on the sizes but it is more a matter of style, I think.

I think there used to be an Edinburgh Country Traveller too, but I do not know how it differed from the Tourer.
 

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Tim Lewis
Hi,
Its short because that is a smallish frame, all completely normal (regardless of frame geometry or purpose) looks like about a 20 or 21 inch. Headtube length always gives an easy to visually gauge frame size.
If that seat height is correct then that frame size is alright for you I would say.
 
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iluvmybike

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Depends on size of frame - I'm only small and I don't have a lot of head tube. The handlebars on yuor photo do have a very long drop though which makes it look a bit odd
 
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TAV

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Like I put on my other post I'm 5 ft 10 and 32 inch legs I've been riding a 54 for a while and it's been ok I thought I was riding a 56 but until the other day I meassured it. I asked the guy I bought it of what size it was and he said 56, so I was happy I asked again last night he said it was but had already posted it.

It came today I got the tape out meassured and it was 54 I new it but it's so nice I don't want to send it back and see how it goes does anyone else ride a 54 cm frame at 5ft 10.
 

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Tim Lewis
Personally I don't think it matters a massive huge amount... so long as a frame is not too big which you can do nothing about and they will look all wrong. You can always get a longer stem. And pop the seat up a touch.(knee not quite straight with crank in line with seat tube) I am 5'9" with I think 31 inside leg and I ride between 21 1/2" and 22". 54 is just over 21" so yes its at the small end but fine I recon.
 

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Not So Special One
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You don’t have to have the saddle and bars at the same height, it depends on what is comfortable for you. I always have the saddle higher than the bars, some of my bikes higher than others, which is comfortable for me.
My Hewitt which is a similar Touring/Audax style as yours is set up as below;
569710
 
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TAV

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This as high as the stem goes I hope it will be ok
 

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Ajax Bay

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This as high as the stem goes I hope it will be ok
It will be 'OK' as long as the |||||| MINIMUM ||| line on the quill stem is below the level of the top of the lock nut.
That saddle looks quite high. I take it that when sitting squarely on the saddle your heel touches a pedal (when fitted) at the 6 o'clock position. And that you have a long seat post.
 
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TAV

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Yeah there's plenty left in the frame ie seat post I have a 85cm inside leg I had a bike fit years ago and they said it should be 777mm from crank to the top of the seat I'm 5ft10.
 
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TAV

TAV

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You don’t have to have the saddle and bars at the same height, it depends on what is comfortable for you. I always have the saddle higher than the bars, some of my bikes higher than others, which is comfortable for me.
My Hewitt which is a similar Touring/Audax style as yours is set up as below;View attachment 569710
How tall are you and what size is that bike shown? Cheers Tav
 
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TAV

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Ok cheers it's the same size as mine but I'm 2inches taller than you, still thinking what to do I've read on here that loads of people at my height have a 54cm likes mine but it's just the seat height and stem that are putting me off a bit. They are high to the size of the frame.
 

Spiderweb

Not So Special One
Location
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Ok cheers it's the same size as mine but I'm 2inches taller than you, still thinking what to do I've read on here that loads of people at my height have a 54cm likes mine but it's just the seat height and stem that are putting me off a bit. They are high to the size of the frame.
I think you need to test ride and see how you feel. You could also try sourcing a longer quill stem that’ll lift the bars.
 
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