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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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    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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    Senior Member srcurran's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ink1373
    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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    nothing: lasts forever ink1373's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by No_Minkah
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jitenshako
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by transplant
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ink1373
    the real irony here is the young white male who feels "discriminated against"

    haw. poor guy.

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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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