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    Short people like used bikes too

    So I recenly moved to NY and couldn't bring my bike up with me. I've been looking for a used 49-51cm beater up here and I can't find a used bike under 53cm for the life of me. Anyone have any ideas? im looking to spend as little as possible ($300ish) till I have the cash to get a real one... i just cant stand to keep giving the MTA my money!
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    Randy Newman

    Short People got no reason
    Short People got no reason
    Short People got no reason
    To live

    They got little hands
    And little eyes
    And they walk around
    Tellin' great big lies
    They got little noses
    And tiny little teeth
    They wear platform shoes
    On their nasty little feet

    Well, I don't want no Short People
    Don't want no Short People
    Don't want no Short People
    Round here

    Short People are just the same
    As you and I
    (A Fool Such As I)
    All men are brothers
    Until the day they die
    (It's A Wonderful World)

    Short People got nobody
    Short People got nobody
    Short People got nobody
    To love

    They got little baby legs
    And they stand so low
    You got to pick 'em up
    Just to say hello
    They got little cars
    That go beep, beep, beep
    They got little voices
    Goin' peep, peep, peep
    They got grubby little fingers
    And dirty little minds
    They're gonna get you every time
    Well, I don't want no Short People
    Don't want no Short People
    Don't want no Short People
    'Round here

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    Sorry... seriously though I have a couple little friends that ride IROs I think they make a short person bike. Save up some cash and you will have a quality short person ride.

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    HAHA, im 5'7"
    Do i really qualify as a short person? I'm taller then the majority of people at work but they all ride!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDevastation View Post
    HAHA, im 5'7"
    Do i really qualify as a short person? I'm taller then the majority of people at work but they all ride!?!?
    You must be a grade school teacher?

    Ebay, there's 89, 49/50cm bikes on there right now.

    Craigslist?

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    i ****ing love that song.

    and yes, i am 5'7 and have trouble finding used bikes that fit.

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    Bikes Direct sells several bikes in the 49-52cm range. Although they're not used, they're certainly cheap.

    But I doubt you need a frame that small if you're 5'7".
    Last edited by bonechilling; 08-19-07 at 10:33 PM.

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    where in NY are you? there is a LBS in the Bronx, in Throggs Neck, Tremont ave, who had some NOS lugged frame Nottingham TI Raleigh Record in his basement. Low standover height which probably might matter to you. And other stuff too. Castle Hill Bikes. Look'm up.
    Because, yeah... uh huh! Umm, yeah!

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    i look all the time on ebay for high end frames 49cm, they are rare.

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    At 5'7", do you really need a frame that small??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDevastation View Post
    Short people like used bikes too
    yeah, so do the rediculously tall, but we can't all get what we want. can we?

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    my significant other is 5 foot nothing and finding a proper size road bike was next to impossible. i finally found a bianchi that fit her. the frame is about the size of a 24 inch bmx frame and she has to use 26 inch wheels with road tires instead of 700c just so she can touch the ground. and the quill stem is only 30mm!
    "What kind of bike? I don't know, I'm not a bike scientist."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    But I doubt you need a frame that small if you're 5'7".
    I'm 5'8" and I ride a 52cm. Anything bigger and I end up t baggin the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laryanshabaz View Post
    At 5'7", do you really need a frame that small??
    At 5'7'', my 49 cm steamroller fits me almost perfectly. The 53 cm (next size up a la Surly) would have been stretching it. Not saying this will be the case for the OP. Just saying.
    Thin line between heaven and here.

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    <~ Another 5'7", though if Im on anything less than 53 I feel cramped.
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    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    Im 5'8" and ride a 51 and 53. Ive never thought the sizes were hard to find, but I may have just been lucky.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    5'10", I ride a 56. are you sure that you want a 50?
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
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    I'm 5' 8" with a 30" inseam and ride 53 to 54. I have short legs and long torso. Top tube length is another consideration.

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    oh... I'm 5'6" and I ride a 53-54 and can even ride a 55-56.
    Because, yeah... uh huh! Umm, yeah!

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    Since we're sharing, I'm 5'4" and ride a 51.5 track bike with more than a fistful of seatpost.

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    attention short people: here is a 47cm langster on craigslist.

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik/401108434.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDYTDY View Post
    I'm 5' 8" with a 30" inseam and ride 53 to 54. I have short legs and long torso. Top tube length is another consideration.
    With road bikes, us small guys can go up to a 56 on a road bike frame. As long as you get an inch of clearance for your private parts, the bike should be OK even if it is not an ideal size.

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