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    2010 Dawes SST AL 50cm Silver Carbon Fork

    I bought this bike a couple of months ago. I just found out that this bike is a tad bit small for me. I should really have gone for the 52cm. I'm not sure what to do. I don't think bike direct will be eager to change it, especially since they've come up with a 2011 model. I couldn't find anyone selling this bike used so I'm not even sure what price I should advertize it at if I sell it. I don't want to lose too much on this deal. Any advice? Thanks in advance.

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    strip it down to the frame, buy another cheapo alu frame off e-bay, nashbar or someone and build it back up with the parts from the dawes. sell the 50cm frame on the cheap to recoup a portion of the new frame cost.

    probably the most cost effective strategy.

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    sound advice ^

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    I agree^ I bought a 49cm Dawes SST not realizing I needed something bigger. I then bought a 53cm Scrambler framset and swapped everything over. My dawes frame is now on sale in this forum. The bike feels SOOOO much better now. It's better to just buy a frame that fits than to go the longer stem route.

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    Thanks but would the fork fit the bigger frame? I apologize if I sound ignorant. I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by itri View Post
    Thanks but would the fork fit the bigger frame? I apologize if I sound ignorant. I am
    that's why we have measuring tape.

    but seriously, if you didn't cut the steerer from the fork when it came stock, it might be long enough to accommodate a taller headtube (that was the case when i bought my kilo, though i think the windsor hour was cut to match the frame size).
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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