cross bar ?

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by lonewolf, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. lonewolf

    lonewolf New Member

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    I'm just getting back into riding & I picked up a Raleigh M30 bike for free. It's in great shape it has knobby tires on so I'm changing them to road tires.
    but it's to tall by a couple inches.

    so my question is can I take it the a welding shop and have the bar lowered?
     
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Nope. Not if you want to ride it.
     

  3. chibibike

    chibibike Banned

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    that sounds tricky. are you sure it's to night? if you can staddle the top bar then it's an ok size... I would think it's more trouble than it's worth but i donno it's really the top bar thats the problem. It would be the seat post stem/post I think. Did you put the seat post down all the way? If the seat post has a shock that adds about two inches to it so if you have one of those put a regular seat post in it and push it down all the way.
     
  4. lonewolf

    lonewolf New Member

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    thats the problem straddling the bar I'm 5'8" with a 28-29" inseam and this is a taller frame.

    I guess I'm going have to find a different bike maybe I can swap with someone.
     
  5. ReCYCLE

    ReCYCLE New Member

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    Biking at Night

    Hmmm
     
  6. photosbymark

    photosbymark New Member

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    On an aside, you do not want to spend much time on a bike that doesn't fit. Its just too easy to get really hurt that can take a long time in recovery. Knees, in particular are subject to injury fairly easily, and that free bike might cost you thousands in doctor bills.
     
  7. lonewolf

    lonewolf New Member

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    yea I've tried riding the bike a few times & it's not good. I measured the frame it's about 23" frame I'm talking to a guy at a bike shop that has a used bike with a 19" frame about swapping even.
     
  8. SprocketGirl

    SprocketGirl spin... spin.. spin

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    get the one that fits if you can, to big is dangerous and makes riding the pits.