Normally, people come off the saddle to put a foot down. Being able to tiptoe suggests you are probably in just about the right place, for me I can only tiptoe if the bike is leaning to one side. I think it is just a case of getting used to it, after all you just came from a kids bikeI can tip toe from the seat with the post all the way down.
I am having difficulty putting in foot in the pedal and the ground from the saddle. Getting off and on is awkward too. It’s really up in my business. It is a small size.I am 5 ft 5 and all my bikes are either 52 or 50cm top tube with drop bars, my Mtb with straight bars has a 55cm top tube. Measuring the right size of bike by seeing if your feet touch the floor is a very old way of measuring whether the bike fits. Its virtual horizontal top tube length that counts, with bars like that you should be able to get away with a 55cm length no problem. Normally if you stop on a bike the bike will be lent over anyway with only one foot on the deck the other on the pedal. I am used to a more arse up, head down position, so to me that bike looks too small for you, but that bike is not meant to be ridden in a aero tuck so is fine.
Thank you for your advice. It does feel a little on the boarder. Once riding I am fine but getting off and on is sort of awkward.It's about comfort - if it feels ok to you, it's probably ok.
I swapped over to a slightly smaller frame on my bike because the 'lads' nestled on the crossbar of the larger one, which was fine, but I got to thinking that if I had to stop suddenly there was a chance they'd do more than nestle, and because I sometimes ride on rough-ish bridleways so I wanted a bit more of a margin for error. To be honest though I probably wouldn't have bothered has I not already got basically the same frame but in a smaller size and made with better tubing due to some exuberant ebay bidding - the larger one was fine for the year or so I rode it, and still would be.
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