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Fitting Your Bike Are you confused about how you should fit a bike to your particular body dimensions? Have you been reading, found the terms Merxx or French Fit, and don’t know what you need? Every style of riding is different- in how you fit the bike to you, and the sizing of the bike itself. It’s more than just measuring your height, reach and inseam. With the help of Bike Fitting, you’ll be able to find the right fit for your frame size, style of riding, and your particular dimensions. Here ya’ go…..the location for everything fit related.

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Old 12-06-13, 09:50 PM   #1
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Track frame fit [help]

About too order a low// , currently ride a specialized Allez sport 54cm.For the low// should I go up a size or down a size .
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Old 12-07-13, 01:50 AM   #2
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Velodrome racing , or just doing the so common fixie street Darwin thing?

I have no clue about your indecision cure .
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Old 12-07-13, 10:01 AM   #3
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Velodrome racing , or just doing the so common fixie street Darwin thing?

I have no clue about your indecision cure .
right now mostly street
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Old 12-07-13, 10:07 AM   #4
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Brakes !`
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Old 12-07-13, 10:47 AM   #5
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Brakes !`
sorry i cant
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can i get your stuff when you die because of no brakes?
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Just chiming in here.. I know plenty of people who ride fixed gear with no brakes and it's fine for some of them.. others are very lucky to still be alive. I road fixed gear with no brakes for a while, now all mine (even the track bike) have at least a front brake.. listen to Bob he wants you to stay alive.
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Just chiming in here.. I know plenty of people who ride fixed gear with no brakes and it's fine for some of them.. others are very lucky to still be alive. I road fixed gear with no brakes for a while, now all mine (even the track bike) have at least a front brake.. listen to Bob he wants you to stay alive.
i might get a brake for emergency's i guess , the guys at low// told me that the fork does come with a plugged up brake hole how much would a local bike shop charge ?
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I can only speak for the LBS, here, say: not a lot.

parts and labor = what it costs.
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I can only speak for the LBS, here, say: not a lot.
i would think under 50
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already own the brake(s) lever cables and housing .. and it's cheaper..
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If you're not actually going to do track racing, I can't think of a reason to use a different size than your road bike.
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low// doesnt make 54
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low// doesnt make 54
I don't know anything about the brand and don't care to look. My point is, just pick whatever is closest to what you ride and you'll be fine.
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Old 12-08-13, 11:53 AM   #15
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yep thats what i did
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