My New Job (Was: Social Thurs 8 Jan 2009)
daniel at ackack.eu
Mon Jan 5 17:57:02 GMT 2009
Paul Makepeace <paulm at paulm.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Simon Wilcox <essuu at ourshack.com> wrote:
> > Robert Shiels wrote:
> >> I would love to have a go on a Strida so that I could give an opinion -
> > I had a go on Paul's a few years ago and even though I'm only a couple of
> > inches taller than he is (I'm 6' 4") it made a huge amount of difference,
> > from really useful to very unstable with my knees knocking on the handlebars
> > when cornering.
> I actually learnt something slightly counter-intuitive when I got my
> second one and was having the seat height adjusted which is that a
> lower seat is a bit better for taller people (on this bike) so you get
> knee-room. The cost of course is that your legs ride in a more folded
> position--may or may not be a problem.
I'm 6' 6" and the Strida, while a nice bike, is a bit small for taller
cyclists. I sell folding bikes in a store in Groningen and have found
the Brompton and Ori best fits for taller cyclists and both are well
suited to longer distance cycling as well as on and off trains and such.
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