Lovely bike and great spec for the money (possibly the best deal around?). I really liked mine, apart from the low BB – the pedal strike drove me mad! Although, I know of plenty of people who aren’t bothered by it at all. Anyway, apart from that, it’s a lovely bike. Really light frame for steel too! I reckon a 17″ would be perfect at 5’9″.
Sold my Rock Lobster a few months back. Had been really pleased with it, bought on recommendation of Mr & Mrs Peter Poddy. Used it with panniers on the West Country Coast-to-Coast, also on many all-day rides. Put RS Revs on. Size-wise that sounds right.
Just moved on to a mid-life crisis bike.
Can confirm that RudeBoy really flies on his SS version.
My missus had one on C2W a few years ago, and I ran one as a SS for a winter. At 5’8″ the 17in was perfik for me and will fit you fine. They are lovely bikes to ride, just the right amount of forgiveness from the back end, and very well made (Better than an Inbred, put it that way)
Merlin are really helpful to deal with too, just get one!
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