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    Greetings from Jackson MI

    Got back into it the last few years first with a K2 mountain bike and a Felt Tri bike. Rode the trails a lot in the East Bay early 90's.

    A brand new paved rail trail was completed right behind my house last fall. Currently looking for a roadie for my 9 year old. A 43 cm with 650 wheels was suggested at a LBS. Any thoughts?

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    If your LBS has one in stock, you are way ahead of most other parents! 650 wheels can be a bit harder to find tyres for, but at least one of my own bikes has 650s, and I am quite pleased with it.

    Which bike is the LBS suggesting?


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    Don't tell her exactly where it's located or she'll buy it right our from under you, she's sneaky that way.

    You just can't trust anyone with a pink carbon-fiber star.

    Welcome to the forums, watch out for the squirrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrock View Post
    Don't tell her exactly where it's located or she'll buy it right our from under you, she's sneaky that way.

    You just can't trust anyone with a pink carbon-fiber star.

    Welcome to the forums, watch out for the squirrels.
    I'll have to switch to the blue carbon fibre star instead! Nor will I buy it out from under you--I am just surprised that your local bike shop has a junior size road bike .

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    No, she wont snake it out from under you, but she's still like a ninja... except for the whole not being stealthy thing.
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    Actually the LBS does not have it in stock. My son did get a chance to throw his leg over a 43 cm bike at a Trek store in Florida. Not sure if it had 650 wheels but the top tube seemed kinda long for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony89 View Post
    Actually the LBS does not have it in stock. My son did get a chance to throw his leg over a 43 cm bike at a Trek store in Florida. Not sure if it had 650 wheels but the top tube seemed kinda long for him.
    Could he have been trying a Woman Specific Design? The geometry on WSD bikes is different, to allow for women's torsos being different from those of men.

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    well hai thar

    im from greenville, ms

    ya i was thinkin you were from jackson, ms

    nvm

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    yeah it was a women's bike.

    Still not sure which way to go with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony89 View Post
    yeah it was a women's bike.

    Still not sure which way to go with this.
    Not all the WSD bikes fit the same way. I tried a Trek WSD when I first started looking for a decent road bike, and it did not fit me at ALL. But the Specialized Dolce Elite fit like a glove (it was a 44cm, and with 700c wheels, too)! So, have him try out a few...

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    Thanks for the advice...

    The problem is finding a 43 cm frame here in Michigan.

    I've called around to LBS unsuccessfully.

    I've checked Craig's list in Detroit and Ann Arbor without success.

    I'm not in a big rush as his B-Day is not until June.

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    I know that my Specialized Dolce came in 44cm...and it was in stock at the LBS. Would he be able to fit that?

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