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Old 01-03-06, 12:16 PM   #1
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Small frame options?

I need a road bike frame for single speed use (preferably rear dropouts, but anything conversion friendly is ok too) for someone who is 5'0" and has a 26" inseam! I know that eventually I'll come across some old ride that may be small enough, but I'm more curious if any single speed frames are built that small? Thanks for any help.
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Who makes the smallest frames?
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Thanks for the link, HR. I didn't realize the Fuji came that small... that's one good option to consider...
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For whatever help it might be:
I'm struck with a 27.5" inseam and ride a 50 cm IRO,. which fits me fine.
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a tricycle is another option.
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Old 01-03-06, 04:31 PM   #7
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There seem to be quite a few small track frame (50cm and below) the last few days on eBay.

50cm
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7209111239

47cm
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7208419331

49cm
http://cgi.ebay.com/49-cm-Somec-Trac...QQcmdZViewItem

49cm
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7208245169
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43cm Fuji Track SE
http://www.chucksbikes.com/store/cb025.htm
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a rundown on small frames by maker on juniorvelo:
http://www.juniorvelo.com/?p=148
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bianchi has a new single speed out for 2006 called the san remo or something
its comes in a 42 with 700c wheels
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