my wife bought me a used flat bar road bike for christmas. to her a bike is a bike, one size fits all. it was quite ovious to me that it was going to be way to large as it had a sticker on the frame with XL on it, and im 5'5"/ 5'6".
not wanting to sound ungrateful i gave it a try. lowered the seat nearly write down to get the correct reach ( leg straight with heel on the peddle at 6 o'clock. the stand over brings the cross bar tight into my crotch, but thats not a problem.
the ct of this bike is 56.5cm the advised ct for me is 51cm. 50cm/52cm could also work.
so my questons are, can i say this bike fits me. or am i riding at a disadvantage with this lare frame.