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Old 01-11-12, 10:10 PM   #1
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650c singlespeed prebuilts?

I've been trying to find one for the shawty and the only options I've found so far are SE Draft, SE Lager, and Fuji Feather. Anyone know of any more?
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Old 01-11-12, 10:17 PM   #2
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The Wabi Lightning is also offered in a 650c wheel version >>> http://www.wabicycles.com/lightning_bike_spec_650.html
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Also look very carefully at frame geo, and things like slanting top tubes.

I was set on a bike with 650's for my 5 0" wife with 25" inseam, but a 46cm Swobo Sanchez on 700's is working out juuuust fine.
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Thanks, sloping top tube or mixte options are also welcomed since standover is the real issue (as I'm sure you are aware).
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my 5' gf can't standover her 49cm 722 very well at all. starting and stopping is not her friend. But she can ride it thanks to the high bb

if your gf is okay with a draft and you aren't totally sure how 'into it' she will get, just save lots of money and get the SE. They sell pretty easily on CL too if she wants to upgrade in the summer.
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Thanks, sloping top tube or mixte options are also welcomed since standover is the real issue (as I'm sure you are aware).
MTB conversion with Slicks or Semi-slicks is another option.

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$25.00 Spacers/cog (need to get off my ass and install these still)
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$3.00 Grips

If you don't feel like finding magic ratios, add $ for a tensioner.




EDIT: OOops, forgot about the whole "prebuilt" deal. N/M.

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^nice ***** stem, brah.
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^nice ***** stem, brah.
Too short.

I dug up the old thread I started which was a similar question:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=wife
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Thanks for the replies everyone, and for digging up that old link BigglyPuff, that was informative. We're leaning toward SE Draft right now for various reasons (basically what hamfoh said). Bonktown has the somewhat nicer model, the Lager on sale for $245 as I type this but they don't have any 42s, fuuuuuuu.
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