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Re: New bikes

I am wearing boots with 1" soles and 2.5" high heels.  I had to raise the front of the Corbin Rambler seat by about 5/8 of an inch because I kept sliding forward. In the city or at busy places I use the seat at its lowest setting, never mind slipping forward.
I am a bit taller than you are, but you are a lot younger and stronger, so you can make up for the difference.  They keep telling me that one foot and two fingers are enough for biking..........   I am trying.....  (not to drop the bike at parking)
Bob Silas
'94 R1100RS

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Minor, Bob 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 2:23 PM
  Subject: RE: New bikes

  Try about 5'5 3/4".  I buy pants in a 29" inseam because no one makes
  them any shorter!  What attracted me to my RS in the first place was the
  adjustable seat height, 780mm in the low position.  I'm certainly not
  flatfooted on it, but it is a good height for me.  I sat on a new GS at
  the dealer, it was tippy toes at best.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On
  Behalf Of Robert Silas
  Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 10:58 AM
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
  Subject: Re: New bikes

  How tall are you??  I am short, 5'-7" and that's a problem for me too.
  Bob Silas '94 R1100RS
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Minor, Bob 
    To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 11:14 AM
    Subject: RE: New bikes

    Is anybody getting excited over the new 1200's? As good as the GS's
    I don't consider them for myself due to seat height issues.  But
    yesterday I received a brochure from the dealer in Eugene, Oregon and
    have to admit I may be smitten by the ST. They have a picture of one
    red and silver and with a claim of 110 HP (yeah right) and 435 lbs (is
    that dry?) it does appear to be a huge leap over my 96 RS.  In fact,
    those numbers are even close to correct I can't see why they would
    offer the 1100S.  But they do.

    I've always thought my next bike would in fact be an RT, but the
    in this brochure shows the ugliest thing I've seen in years.  The bike
    shown is grey and silver and the body work appears to be a hodgepodge
    panels without any sort of continuity or flow.  Maybe they look better
    on the showroom floor but the photographs suck.  Not a look that I
    I could get used to.  Any RT in my future would have to be 2004 or
    earlier.  But that ST....