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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 02-17-13, 03:03 PM   #26
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http://www.cyclechoice.com/se-bikes/...bike-2012-1428
its basically the SE lager at this point ($350). Plus they have the 650cc in this girly light blue

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Old 02-17-13, 04:37 PM   #27
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does anyone know if its common for shops to carry 43cm (650cc) bikes or do they tend to be special order. I'm thinking im going to have to find one locally to double check it is the correct fitment for her
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My wife and daughter are also "vertically challenged" and fit better on bikes with 26" wheels. My daughter's road bike has 700 wheels and on such a small frame, 700 wheels can sometimes cause pedal interference with the front wheel. Just something to keep in mind if she is OK with an MTB type bike

Here is one that might work. It isn't a fixed gear, just a single speed. That might actually be more user friendly less experienced riders.
The sizing chart claims the XS frame size has a stand-over of 25" which should fit her. This one does have 700 wheels.

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My wife and daughter are also "vertically challenged" and fit better on bikes with 26" wheels. My daughter's road bike has 700 wheels and on such a small frame, 700 wheels can sometimes cause pedal interference with the front wheel. Just something to keep in mind if she is OK with an MTB type bike

Here is one that might work. It isn't a fixed gear, just a single speed. That might actually be more user friendly less experienced riders.
The sizing chart claims the XS frame size has a stand-over of 25" which should fit her. This one does have 700 wheels.
thanks for your response
but looking at the sizing charts puts that GT too big especially compared to the Lager

the lager really puts her right at her exact standover height. i measured 27.5 for her and the Lager is 27.6 so it sounds perfect. No?


^ the bike diagram down is the GT's chart. as you can see the eff top tube puts it much larger than the Lager

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does anyone know if its common for shops to carry 43cm (650cc) bikes or do they tend to be special order. I'm thinking im going to have to find one locally to double check it is the correct fitment for her
I think a lot of shops carry ~1-2 650c pure fix bikes now.
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i think my issue will be pure $. i doubt i can find something for 350 locally
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thanks for your response
but looking at the sizing charts puts that GT too big especially compared to the Lager

the lager really puts her right at her exact standover height. i measured 27.5 for her and the Lager is 27.6 so it sounds perfect. No?

^ the bike diagram down is the GT's chart. as you can see the eff top tube puts it much larger than the Lager
Yes the top tube on the GT is about 1 inch longer.

How much stand-over clearance you want is obviously a personal choice, I know my girls like some actual clearance, ie standover less than you actual inseam so there is a gap there when you do an emergency stop an jump off the seat. When you stand with you legs open, like when you straddle a bike, your effective inseam does get shorter. Just something to think about.

The ideal would be a test ride.
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any luck with bike buying? I am selling my Trek for $ 150 --> http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...0#.UcxB54UWl_k. I have about the same measurements as your GF and it fits me perfectly. It's a kid's bike though and she might not like the colors.
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