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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-18-06, 06:06 PM   #1
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whats with all the short people?

I have passing interest in getting a Kerin frame (I'm not a NJS nut, I just think they're super quality). But every frame I have seen or even heard of is like 50-54cm? What's the deal? I feel discriminated against!
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Old 03-18-06, 06:09 PM   #2
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seems to be the average height for japanese racers
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if i had photoshop on this computer, that avatar would be on the fabian chopping block. oh boy would it.
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Old 03-18-06, 06:16 PM   #4
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if i had photoshop on this computer, that avatar would be on the fabian chopping block. oh boy would it.
You're just jealous of my good looks.
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i'm jealous of your bravery, putting your "good looks" on the internet for all to see.
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yeah, I am all about ironic spelling...or is it?
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yeah, I agree with the OP. Short people are dicks. What are they thinking?
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they'll waste your ass on the tracks though. keirin style.
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the real irony here is the young white male who feels "discriminated against"

haw. poor guy.
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yeah, I agree with the OP. Short people are dicks. What are they thinking?
They're thinking Randy Newman should contract terminal foot in mouth disease.
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What I was actually trying to figure out was. What is the reason for the lack of large frames?

- Am I just missing the larger frames, and they do exist?
- Do Keirin frames run small, say by preference or some aerodynamic reason.
- Or just Japanese bike racers are small dudes and I am sol unless I go to Japan and have someone build me one.
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Beleive me - it's hard to find to find decent short frames. Be glad you don't ride a 50. By the way, what your source for these disappointingly short frames??
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they'll waste your ass on the tracks though. keirin style.
thanks for the tip?
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are you not reading? the second post was your answer... "seems to be the average height for japanese racers"
they do come in the larger sizes, but there just aren't as many of them for the above reason. business cycles can get you a 60cm gran well pro for $1495
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are you not reading? the second post was your answer... "seems to be the average height for japanese racers"
they do come in the larger sizes, but there just aren't as many of them for the above reason. business cycles can get you a 60cm gran well pro for $1495
my bad, I didn't see that response.
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If it ain't keirin, it's worthless.
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the real irony here is the young white male who feels "discriminated against"

haw. poor guy.
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Old 03-19-06, 01:21 AM   #18
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short people are the ****, you didn't get the memo?
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im trying very hard
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50cm bikes are cute, i'm glad i ride one!
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Japanese people isnt so short nowadays, I think the problem is that the guys only bring those sizes because are old bikes that nobody wants to start with . There is a myth that japanese people r small, nowadays are just big or short as any person.

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