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    small frame suggestions?

    Hey,

    I'm just building up my first fixed gear now. I have a 48cm Nishiki but it is still a bit too big. I am 5'2'' and have a 29 in inseam. Any suggestions? price matters.

    Erica

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    Fuji track frames come real small.


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    fuje track SE is a good choice, as mattface said.

    another decent option would be finding an old steel mountain bike with 26" wheels - like a trek from the early/mid 90s. those sized pretty small, too, and with the right tinkering could be made to fit and to look and ride pretty nice.

    one company, i forget who, made a line of women's bikes with a 24" front wheel to make the top tube as short as 49cm (w/ two 700c wheels, the shortest a top tube can get is 51 or 52 cm - any shorter and there's vicious toe overlap - that's why you don't see many very small 700c frames) without toe overlap. keep yr eyes open for one of those - i've only seen a few around...
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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk

    one company, i forget who, made a line of women's bikes with a 24" front wheel to make the top tube as short as 49cm
    I believe you are referring to Terry? That is the bikes I have been looking at for my gf who is 5'1". I think they get even shorter then 49cm too for the TT.

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    Erica,

    I'm about your height I ride a Fuji Track SE and its great. Here are some frames/bikes that I found that could be good for you:

    Fuji Track SE (uses 650c) (43cm)
    Fuji track (49cm)
    Debernardi (46cm)
    Bianchi (49cm)
    Cannondale (48 cm)
    Bareknuckle (48cm)
    IRO Mark V (uses 650c) (46 cm)

    Good luck!
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    IRO's Mark V does not use a 650c wheel. there is no 46 cm size. it's a 50 size, the seat tube is a little short, but the top tube is 52.5. it's just on the large side of fitting me, and i'm 5'5". so.
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    650c is a really good idea when you are going below 50cm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    IRO's Mark V does not use a 650c wheel. there is no 46 cm size. it's a 50 size, the seat tube is a little short, but the top tube is 52.5. it's just on the large side of fitting me, and i'm 5'5". so.
    oh ****skis, i'm wrong. they've got a 46cm version with 650c wheels: Rad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    IRO's Mark V does not use a 650c wheel. there is no 46 cm size. it's a 50 size, the seat tube is a little short, but the top tube is 52.5. it's just on the large side of fitting me, and i'm 5'5". so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    oh ****skis, i'm wrong. they've got a 46cm version with 650c wheels: Rad!
    it's all good. When i saw this I thought "I would like to have another bike for those 'just in case' situations". I don't know I can get one in the group buy that's going on here.
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    n/m!

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    Anyone with experince building up a 50cm frame with smaller wheels to accomodate a 27-28" standover?
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    I have a source for the Fuji Track SE 43cm for cheap.

    PM me if you are interested.
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    my wife is like 5'1" and she likes her bianchi san jose. i think hers is like a 46cm.

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    These are all great suggestions. Thanks so much for the feedback! Erica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead
    I believe you are referring to Terry? That is the bikes I have been looking at for my gf who is 5'1". I think they get even shorter then 49cm too for the TT.
    There is also a Fuji SE/Terry type bike, which is what I used to make my conversion.


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    i can't wait to see what the mark v with 650c wheels looks like built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk
    i can't wait to see what the mark v with 650c wheels looks like built.
    me too!
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