How to properly measure ones inside leg

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' 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 Legendary Member

    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

    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 Guest

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

    Moodyman Veteran

    The book method - tried and tested.
  7. Garz

    Garz Squat Member

    +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

    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

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

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    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

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

    02GF74 Über Member

    laser - you crazy? Have you not seen Dr No?
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