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    bike size question

    okay say you were in my situation:
    broke.
    building up a fixed gear but would have to wait two months or so until you had all the cash to finish it.
    you ride a 58cm road bike, building up a 56cm track bike.
    A conversion is for sale (150) but is a size 54cm.
    You also were about to leave your apartment to possibly purchase a 58cm road bike for 75 anyway.

    Is it worth to quickly jump ship to fixed even if it is 'too' small? You think it would be comfortable enough if I just raised the seattube higher? I don't mind a low stem, I always ride aggressive anyway.

    I'm making my decision in about 30minutes when my girl comes to pick me up and drive me to either the roadbike or the fg.

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    The top tube is probably going to be to short, so you would also need to get a really long stem.

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    I have a long stem on hand already. plus I could get a setback seat post?

    I don't mean to be a profiteer but I know for sure that fixedgear converisons go for about 200-250$ at bikeswaps here regardless of components. So, I could sell it if I don't like it and just break even or make cash whatever. Also I bet I could do a frame swap for a larger frame at YellowBikeProject for free/minimal. that way I keep the fixed-essential components!
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    try it you might like it. how tall are ya?

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    take it for a ride and see. some would look at me and say i should ride 60 or 61, but i ride a 58 with a longer stem and love it. bad positioning can mean pain, though, so think about the long run when you try it out. going 58 to 54 is a pretty big jump. i'd say if you're not 150% satisfied with the position of the 54cm bike, wait the extra two months to make sure you can ride the bike comfortably for years.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    went to his house, rode for a block, gave him the cash. word.
    it's nice, quick, and agile. surely not suited for long distance but good for a commuter or around-towner. My stem's about 20-30mm longer seriously so that will be a significantjump in aero-position. it's nice for sure and I conquered all the hills in my path haha. Oh yeah but I do have killer road rash on my right arm and a lump on me noggin. I wanted to coast to look over my shoulder. ugh. It taught me though, I took it easier afterwards. My friend just bought a peugot conversion yesterday too that a mechanic brought to a party. bike rides 'n' high fives.

    here's the posting:http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/158457132.html
    something like a 48-16...
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    are you speaking texan?? my goodness, you write like gwb + a wood chipper procreated. . .

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    Yeah I speak Texan. Here in Texas we do things a little differently than you; we ride more and bit.ch on the internet less.

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