What Size Bike Do I Need? First calculate: What kind of bike should I buy?

December 20, 2011
So, shopping for a bike, but having difficulty finding out what size bike do I need?

Actually, the first step is to answer what kind of bike should I buy, and my new calculator makes it easy! Simply enter your information, click submit, and you are good to go. I've got to go ride soon, so I'm keeping this short and sweet, bye for now.

– Skippy


Sorry what size bike do I need folks, I’ve been slacking!!!

December 16, 2011
I just have to shake my head in shame! You wanted to know what size bike do I need, but where have I been? Not answering that question, that's for sure.

Okay, I'm on track, I'm committed again, so here goes: I'm going to have another update out by this Sunday, oh just remembered, I have appts on Fri pm, Sat pm, Sun am….., NO, no more slacking! I'll have an update out by Sun pm, promise. Happy? 🙂

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Back in Action!

November 23, 2011
Hello All, I'm back; posting up again about What size bike do I need 🙂

Haven't done much updates to the 'site, but hoping to break away from chores and todos and get some progress soon!

– Skippy

new post: What Size Bike Do I Need Blog

November 13, 2011
Check out my new post: What Size Bike Do I Need – What Type?

– Skippy

UCI Renewal Time!

November 8, 2011

Yup! That time of year again, renewal, so here’s some info:


Funny Story of (NOT) Getting ripped off

November 8, 2011

You have got to read this, I had tears in my eyes the entire time. I mean, who hasn’t gotten a phishing email or phone call asking to send money or trying to sell you garbage. The sad part is realizing a very small percentage of the population DOES fall for this, so the scammers continue. Here it is, enjoy it in all it’s glory:


Reach Calc’s for Measuring a Frame for YOU! :D

November 8, 2011
To truly determine What Size Bike Do I Need, you should calc total reach, kinda tricky until now, but I found some great info.

In short:

Measure inseam, measure trunk, measure arms, do some math on that = suggested reach.

It's actually quite accurate. I'm going to be on a brief respite from posting for a couple days, once I'm posting again, I'll whip up some forms for the site…laters!

– Skippy

Cyclocross Frame Size Standover Clearance

November 7, 2011
Writing about cyclecross bike frame size, specifically standover height. When you are jumping on and off a bike at speed during a CX event, the last thing you want is to land on the top tube, so recommended min standover clearance is 1" to 2".


Cyclocross bike sizing tips – pt1

November 7, 2011
Cyclocross or psychocross 🙂 season is here! What size bike do I need in a 'cross bike?

Some cross frames are built with a higher bottom bracket design – higher clearance was the idea, for these type of bikes:

Select a cross frame 2 sizes lower than your road size.

In other words, if you ride a size 58 road, you should get about a 54 cross frame. I'll explain why in a future blog post…..

– skippy

What size bike do I need for racing?

November 5, 2011
Hey, check out this article I wrote that was published on ezines:  What Size Bike Do I Need to Break Into Racing, sweet, huh?

– skippy