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Old 05-16-13, 01:33 PM   #1
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Getting an EighthInch Butcher, but need help with sizing

I am looking into getting an EighthInch Butcher complete as my second fixed gear (I currently ride a Mercier Kilo TT thats a 60cm). Here's a link to my PedalRoom
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I have read that for a FGFS bike people go smaller than with a track frame. So I was thinking of going for the 56cm Butcher. Any ideas if this sounds right?

Here is the geometry for the Kilo TT and the Butcher.
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Old 05-16-13, 02:02 PM   #2
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If you're going to be doing tricks, 56; for just bombing around I'd go 59.

The smaller will be easier to swing a leg over when tailwhipping, more clearance between your junk when jumping; and generally feel more nimble.
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Old 05-16-13, 04:40 PM   #3
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Just realized that they don't have them as completes on the ws-outlet site any more.

Any other complete FGFS bikes worth checking out?
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Old 05-16-13, 06:01 PM   #4
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Specialized P.Fix and SE Primetime. Most FGFS bikes are built up from framesets.
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Old 05-19-13, 09:35 PM   #5
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Bombtrack Divide is sick, 1 of the only 700c completes around. Also can go to wiggle and get a charge scissor 2013 complete.
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Old 05-20-13, 10:30 AM   #6
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Bombtrack Divide is sick, 1 of the only 700c completes around. Also can go to wiggle and get a charge scissor 2013 complete.
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm based in the US, so I'd like to avoid ordering from the EU to avoid custom fees here upon its arrival. I would love to be able to get a complete like a charge or the Bombtrack, but I cannot find them for sale by US dealers that will ship it to me.

I'll really just be bombing around on this bike (maybe wheelies, but no tricking beyond that), so I may go the route of getting a complete Fixed/SS 700C bike with room for bigger tires and swap in a bmx stem and risers. I think I may still go for a smaller size frame so that I can ride in a more upright position though.
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Old 05-25-13, 01:27 PM   #7
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For bombtrack completes contact 3 brothers bike shop in Los Angelos.
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