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    Thanks. That might be all there is to it. I do...

    Thanks. That might be all there is to it. I do remember that when I was riding the BMX that I generally beat people off the line by a good margin without really meaning to. It did seem that people...
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    22" center to center.

    22" center to center.
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    I think this is the third or fourth time I've...

    I think this is the third or fourth time I've mentioned using the fit calculator in this thread. Based on top tube length, which is what I've been told to focus on first, it put me on the Kilo TT...
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    So I know I should just drop this, but I had a...

    So I know I should just drop this, but I had a chance to measure a friend's FG that I'm storing for a bit, and was kind of surprised at the results. I know that it is too big for me, because I can...
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    In retrospect I probably should have posted this...

    In retrospect I probably should have posted this in the commuter section. I just posted it here since it seems a lot of people have bought from BikesDirect, and wanted to make sure the numbers were...
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    I would like one of those. A friend of a friend...

    I would like one of those. A friend of a friend builds BMW cruisers and he says the best of the best is a 24" frame with 26" wheels and at some point said he can help me build one to replace my 24"...
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    Thanks, that makes a lot of sense. Appreciate...

    Thanks, that makes a lot of sense. Appreciate the clear explanation.
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    It was only that one time. Swear. ;)

    It was only that one time. Swear. ;)
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    Look, I'm pretty good-natured and try not to...

    Look, I'm pretty good-natured and try not to take offense, but I never once said I need to touch the ground while seated. I never did this on my BMX, I don't do it on the mtn bike, and I won't do...
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    That I can certainly agree with.

    That I can certainly agree with.
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    From your link: I can't stand with both ...

    From your link:



    I can't stand with both feet flat on the ground if I have a bike that is too tall for me without leaning it way over. Which seems to be the preferred starting method for at...
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    Another place to check out is Recycle-A-Bicycle. ...

    Another place to check out is Recycle-A-Bicycle. They take old bikes as donations and then fix them up and resell them. They have a store in Dumbo.
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    Thanks. Good information to have. I'm not sure...

    Thanks. Good information to have. I'm not sure it is 100% relevant to me though, since it doesn't take into account a lot of things that I consider important for the type of riding I do. I'm...
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    Yeah, sorry that wasn't very clear. I know...

    Yeah, sorry that wasn't very clear. I know you're not supposed to be able to stand over the seat on most normal bikes, but that's how I learned, and now even after months of riding a "real" bike it...
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    Times-up.org is the co-op I was thinking of with...

    Times-up.org is the co-op I was thinking of with bike workshops. They have a schedule of classes on the website, the classes are free (although they encourage donations).
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    So I took another look at the specs for the...

    So I took another look at the specs for the Motobecane Fixie Cafe, and S.O. height is 600mm for the 54cm and effective tt length is pretty close to the 53 Kilo WT, which is 180mm taller. The Cafe...
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    I'll have you know I had plenty of clearance on...

    I'll have you know I had plenty of clearance on my 24" cruiser :D
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    Another quick fit question. I've read that going...

    Another quick fit question. I've read that going with a slightly larger size allows for a more relaxed upright riding position, while a smaller size would be more aggressive. I'm having trouble...
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    Thanks. That was the fit calculator I had used...

    Thanks. That was the fit calculator I had used and linked to in the OP (that I got from reading the sticky). Going just by the toptube length it suggested puts me on the Kilo TT 60, which would...
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    Thanks. Never heard that term before, will have...

    Thanks. Never heard that term before, will have to take a look. I had looked at step through frames, but the ones I had looked at were pretty heavy and seemed hard to carry, which makes them less...
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    I appreciate the feedback. I did search for...

    I appreciate the feedback. I did search for threads discussing standover before posting, and got some of these comments, but I also found a fair number of people who said don't worry about it too...
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    A friend used to volunteer for a bike coop in NYC...

    A friend used to volunteer for a bike coop in NYC that did regular free workshops at the bottom of the Williamsburg bridge, where they would teach basic bike maintenance. I'll see if I can find out...
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    Can Bikesdirect Standover numbers be trusted?

    So I was about ready to buy my first non-BMX bike and thought I had the sizing thing down enough to not worry too much about it, but then I actually measured myself...and it looks like I have short...
  24. Thread: 42T Chainring

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    Thanks for the link. I don't see an exact...

    Thanks for the link. I don't see an exact matchup there which I think is the same as the OP (42T, 130mm BCD), but it gives me a better understanding of what certain terminology means and what is...
  25. Thread: 42T Chainring

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    So, does that mean the only thing I have to worry...

    So, does that mean the only thing I have to worry about when getting a replacement is # of teeth and BCD? Sorry, still a bit new at this and confused about all the options.
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