Seems every once in a while a bike topic comes up and a lot of people respond, so I hope someone can give me some direction here. I am a bit clueless when it comes to bike parts and sizes, so bear with me.
After my moutain bike was stolen, my girlfriends dad gave me his road bike. Its a Nishiki, at least 20 years old, but in fairly good condition.
Today I went to the new local bike shop to buy lights for the bike, and the three guys working there exclaimed “wow, thats a big bike”. Now, the guy who gave it to me is about 6’2, and I am about 5’9. I just never knew that there was a big difference in frame sizes.
So my question: Is there anything really bad about riding a bike with a bigger frame? I am not doing anything competitive with it, just riding to work. What advantages would a smaller frame give me? Is my posture on the bigger frame going to be much different then with a smaller frame?