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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-17-04, 08:57 AM   #1
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Fixed Gear Options

I'm interested in building up a fixed gear bike. My problem is that I'm 5' tall and currently ride a Trek 43 cm WSD with 650cm wheels, which is a little too small, but I didn't have many options when I bought it. I've been scouting around for a small used frame with horizontal dropouts, but no luck so far. Since I've never even seen a fixed gear bike small enough for me to ride, it would be a real leap of faith to have one custom made. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-17-04, 11:56 AM   #2
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From time to time I see junior sized track bikes on Ebay. These are 700c or 650c wheeled track bikes with frame sizes in the 46 - 49 cm range.
Also, take a look at the new Specialized Langster fixed gear/track bike. Their 50cm frame has a seat tube length of only 43cm with sloping top tube. That'll probably give you plenty of standover height even with 700c wheels.

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Old 03-17-04, 12:32 PM   #3
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Fuji Track SE in 43cm is a 650C track bike for $600.
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check this auction if you have still not had any luck
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3671363244

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