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    Default How do you measure your femur?

    I have read in various threads that people need such and such a saddle or flap style because they have a 36" or whatever femur. How does one go about measuring the femur? From where to where?



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    36" would be in inseam....like pants from crotch to heel. The femur is measures from hip to knee (outside).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Break-away Alter View Post
    I have read in various threads that people need such and such a saddle or flap style because they have a 36" or whatever femur.
    A 36" femur?

    This guy doesn't even have a 36" femur.

    http://www.funlobby.com/index.php/20...21-images.html



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    Maybe they meant 36 inch lemur. But would we measure withthe tail or just the body?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarkspurCO View Post
    A 36" femur?

    This guy doesn't even have a 36" femur.

    http://www.funlobby.com/index.php/20...21-images.html
    Okay, I was at work and in a hurry. That is pretty long, huh?

    I just meant specifically from which point to which. Maybe it's like when you read the index of symptoms in a medical book and start thinking you have psoriasis and hammer toes all of a sudden.

    I am wondering, do I have a long femur? How would I know if I did?



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    Feel around for your hip JOINT below the tissue of your IT band. It helps to sway side to side. Place the measuring tape there and stretch it down the outside of your leg to your knee joint. That's your femur length.
    I have a 36" inseam and 19" femur. I ride in an 18" passier grand Gilbert and a 17.5" collegiate nobility.
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    they just mean how long their thigh is. It's quite difficult, perhaps impossible, to accurately measure the length of a femur without cutting someone up.
    using the height of the head as the unit of measurement, most people are around 7.5 heads tall, and if you stand flat barefoot, you should measure 2 heads from the ground to the knees, and then 2 heads from the knees to the place where the leg bone hooks into the hip, about mid-way up your pelvis, slightly above your crotch. If you're taller above the knees than below the knees, you have a relatively long thigh.
    here's a diagram of normal human proportions: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...QEwBw&dur=1991



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    Back in the day I was told to go straight to the outside from the crotch and then down to knee, measuring on the outside. This might not be right though
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    Or you can just measure your head and double it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LarkspurCO View Post
    A 36" femur?

    This guy doesn't even have a 36" femur.

    http://www.funlobby.com/index.php/20...21-images.html
    I'm more impressed by the *small* guy jumping high enough to dunk the ball in!



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    Scroll down to the second to last picture. That racehorse looks SCARED!

    (Probably thinking, "Please tell me HE's not my jockey!!!")



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    Completely unrelated side note:

    Manut Bol (the man in the photos) had a heart to match his incredible size. After he retired from the NBA, he spent a lot of time and most of the money he made playing basketball on building schools and other humanitarian efforts in his native Sudan. He died from a rare skin disease because he delayed his return to the US for medical treatment to campaign for free elections in Sudan.

    Would that all professional athletes gave as much to humankind as he did.
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