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    Correct size/fit for Dawes SST

    Hi, I'm new to the forums, I want to buy a Dawes SST as my first fixed gear bike from http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/dawes/sst.htm.
    I realize I will have to buy a fixed cog and lock ring as well. If anyone has any recommendations that would be appreciated.

    I was hoping someone could tell me what the best size would be for me. Here are my measurements:

    Inseam - 33" (with shoes)
    Height - 6'

    I will be using this bike for city commuting, not more than a couple of miles, and casual riding.

    Thanks

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    Given your height, I'd say go for the 58, but you might be OK on the 56. No one is going to be able to give you a better answer without more data.

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    What do you need in terms of more data?

    Arm length: 24"
    Weight: 200lbs
    Shoe size: 13" (lol)

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    start with a fit calculator such as this...
    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO

    Take these results, then carefully evaluate the geometry of the SST.

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    for the kind of riding you mention, you want a more upright position. So you want a larger frame so the height of the bars is close to the height of the seat.
    I ride a 56 and am 2 inches shorter than you. My clothing inseam is ~ 32, but measured as should be done for a bike, it's 33. I suspect same is true for you - meaning you if you use the link above, your probably a 34 for bike purposes, so I'd suggest 58.

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