Smallest Frame with 700c

trekrider127
trekrider127 Posts: 83
edited July 2010 in Workshop
Guys

Wanting to build up a road bike for my wife - she is 5'2".

I'm wondering what is the smallest frame that can accommodate 700c wheels from my donor bike?

Cheers

Comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    The one that fits her best!

    Shouldn't be too much of a problem. There will likely be some overlap though.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    50cm C-T x 50cm C-C toptube is about as small as you can make a 700c frame - but front wheel overlap is almost inevitable.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Monty Dog wrote:
    50cm C-T x 50cm C-C toptube is about as small as you can make a 700c frame - but front wheel overlap is almost inevitable.

    Thanks - thats the info I was after.
  • John C.
    John C. Posts: 2,113
    Don't worry about toe overlap it's something you just get used too. I'm 5'4" and have a 52cm frame with a 90mm stem.
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