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    Bike manufactures with 650c wheelsets??

    I'm looking for a track frame with a straight top tube with 650c wheelset. I understand the frame size will be extremely small... somewhere around 43cm.

    I only know of SE, Fuji, and Wabi Cycles who put out a track bike with a 650c wheelset. Could that be the only manufactures putting out a market for people with short inseam lengths?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Rather than asking about wheel size, which is largely irellivant, What size bike do you ride? Lemur time?
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    my inseam length is 27.5cm. therefore, I would not be able to stand over any bike with a straight top tube equipped with standard 700c wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiocontrolhea View Post
    my inseam length is 27.5cm. therefore, I would not be able to stand over any bike with a straight top tube equipped with standard 700c wheels.
    Standover is the least important factor in choosing a frame size or wheels. Far more important is top tube length. I'm also short and cannot stand flat-footed over most of my track bikes, but they fit me perfectly. A track bike will have a highter bottom bracket, such that you will always have a higher standover than on a road bike. Also, Wabi no longer makes the Lightning, so the 650c model with a horizontal top tube is no longer available. The Fuji and SE have sloping top tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radiocontrolhea View Post
    I'm looking for a track frame with a straight top tube with 650c wheelset. I understand the frame size will be extremely small... somewhere around 43cm.

    I only know of SE, Fuji, and Wabi Cycles who put out a track bike with a 650c wheelset. Could that be the only manufactures putting out a market for people with short inseam lengths?

    Thanks in advance!
    I think your title is somewhat misleading. It sort of reads that you are looking for 650c wheels. But, actually you are looking for a track frame is made to use 650 wheels (which you state in your first sentence).

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    If your inseam is 27.5cm, you should most likely consider one of these:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If your inseam is 27.5cm, you should most likely consider one of these:

    Math Nazi.
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    I built up a Fuji Classic Track 43cm/650c FG for my 10-year-old. He's a half-inch short of 5 feet.

    Found a cheap used frame & wheelset on ebay, and I had a bunch of spare bits.




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    Looks like you need a seatpost with setback.

    The nose looks like its in front of the BB.
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    @bikesdirect: ...so i told you the demand is there a year ago. thanks for looking into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Looks like you need a seatpost with setback.

    The nose looks like its in front of the BB.
    Keep in mind it's also a standard-size saddle on a very little bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Keep in mind it's also a standard-size saddle on a very little bike.
    Ah, true. Needs a youth saddle then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Ah, true. Needs a youth saddle then.
    unless the rider isn't a youth, and just needs a small bike

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    I can also make bike fit determinations based a photo of a bike, without the rider.
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    haha

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