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Old 08-26-12, 08:04 PM   #1
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where can I find a 42cm fg/ss/track with 650 wheels

I know Fuji used to make them but not anymore. and I think the Kilo tt used to have 650 wheels

am i out of luck?
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Any reason not to convert a road bike?

Are you on an unlimited budget?
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Mmm....guessing my budget is around 800. probably not enough.
and I'd like to keep my road bike as is.
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YOUR road bike is not what I had in mind.
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Oh haha of course. I don't have another bike laying around.

looking bikes that small is pretty difficult.
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Wabi Cycles come with 650c in the smallest, right guys?
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I work for a Fuji and SE dealer. Fuji makes 43cm with 650c wheels in the Betsy, Declaration, and Track Classic. Not sure about other models, as those are the only ones I've seen. I can check on Track 1.0 and 2.0 if you really want. From SE, the Lager and Draft are available in those sizes. Wabi Lightning can come like that, but I think they've actually stopped making that size. I can vouch that Lagers aren't bad bikes, as I have (estimated) 15k miles on mine. A user here/IRL friend of mine has a 43 Fuji Track Classic and rides the **** out of it.

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Oh haha of course. I don't have another bike laying around.

looking bikes that small is pretty difficult.
Assuming Oregon and not Maine - don't bikes grow on trees up there?

Anyhoo - on sale

http://www.citygrounds.com/se-bikes/...bike-2012-1428
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I will check those out. Thanks.

and yes Oregon. Smallest bikes they usually carry is 49cm with 700 wheels way too big but Ive been seeing 45-46cm with 700 wheels and few with 650s
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As jimmytango said, find yourself a shop that sells Fuji bikes.
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I will check those out. Thanks.

and yes Oregon. Smallest bikes they usually carry is 49cm with 700 wheels way too big but Ive been seeing 45-46cm with 700 wheels and few with 650s
There are two Performance shops in Portland. If there isn't an LBS that sells Fuji or SE, go to one of them. They will have/be able to get what you're looking for. Just try to support local businesses first.
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I also contacted bike central around here and they had a 43 fuji track. the build is 1,500 with fitting.
uhhhhhhh

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I also contacted bike central around here and they had a 43 fuji track. the build is 1,500.
They are saying that the fuji track build would come to 1500? I know city grounds has the frame for 117. I must be misunderstanding you.
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Which Track? Classic? Pro? Team? 1.0 and 2.0 do not come in 43. Also, the ones on City Grounds are NOS, and likely won't be available at a shop. However, if you wanna build one yourself, http://www.citygrounds.com/fuji/fuji...rame-2010-2207 is a great price on a great frame. It's the black version of the frame Misskaz has.
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yeah thats what i was talking about. You could just have that frame shipped for free and then buy the componets and ahve it assembled at the LBS to "share" the wealth...
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agh, yes it would probably be fun to build one myself. I might do that instead. Probably gonna need people to walk me through this process though.
does the kilo tt have frames i can just buy?
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yes. go to bikeisland and look for frames, you'll see the Kilo TT's
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actually i do have a schwinn caliente laying around. it has 24" wheels sooo i don't know what to do about that part.

just trying to figure out my options right now. mostly want to build a kilo tt or fuji track
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So you're going to put 24" wheels on a Kilo TT?

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mmm no. Probably find 650 wheels.
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Unless you're really fond of pedal strike and wonky handling, you shouldn't ever use 650 wheels on a frame designed for 700c.
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hahah well i feel dumb now
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Why don't you just do what we've already told you to do and buy a 650c Fuji?
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I wasn't gonna chime in 'cause I thought this was handled, but.

Dude, get the Fuji Track Classic 43cm with 650c wheels. Retail is like $550 but I think I paid $450 for mine. If you can find an older frame/fork that's better, as the forks are Hi-Ten starting in 2012. Older ones are CroMoly. It's a sweet little bike, twitchy to ride but fun as hell. Mine weighs ~ 20lbs, mostly stock. I've never had a problem with toe overlap or pedal strike. I ride it 80 miles or so a week.
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