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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 01-06-13, 12:35 AM   #1
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How to make a 55cm target fixie fit someone that rides a 60cm bike?

I was at target today and saw a fixed gear bike on sale for $55 so i picked it up knowing its not my correct size but it was the last one and i couldnt pass it up..now i just need it to fit me .. i wasnt planning on buying a bike now coz of finances but if i can make this work then great, if not ill sadly send it back :/ .. My last fixie bike was a specialized langster 61cm and it fit perfect the top tube on it was exactly 60cm and seat tube 58cm with a 110mm stem
Here is the bike i bought
http://www.target.com/p/magna-white-...i_detailbutton

I def plan on changing the handle bars to bullhorns bars if i keep it .... seat height seems to be fine when i adjusted it ... Would a extra long stem make up for that 5cm difference or would i know be at some super weird angle.. a certain kind of handle bar ? sorry for the newb questions
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Old 01-06-13, 12:37 AM   #2
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What happened to your langster? How could you go from that to this??

If you are really set on making this bike yours, I'd suggest a longer stem, longer crank arms, and raise that seatpost like a flagpole. The money you are going to spend on this could be applied to a better bike you build yourself.
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Old 01-06-13, 12:46 AM   #4
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No. Just no.
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Old 01-06-13, 12:49 AM   #5
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LOL @ muffinman
JonSC .. I had the langster when i was living in chicago and needed a reliable commuter but sold it when i moved back to florida 3 months ago...... im probably going to have to return it if its gonna cost an arm and a leg to build it
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This thread is gonna be great. Thanks dude.

Ok, so far you've made a few mistakes.

1: Leaving Chicago for Florida. That's the opposite of normal. Florida blows. Rednecks and gators? Keep it.

2: Never sell a bike that fits perfectly just because you're moving. If you need money, hit every blood/sperm bank you can. Don't sell the damned bike.

3: You don't buy a Target/Walmart bike and post about it here unless you are going to do something stupid with it, unless you're prepared for the consequences.

In short, toss a new saddle on the bike, sell it as a "Custom Fixie Road Track Bike" on Craigslist for $200 and buy a real bike.
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Ok, so far you've made a few mistakes.

3: You don't buy a Target/Walmart bike and post about it here unless you are going to do something stupid with it, unless you're prepared for the consequences.
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