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    GF and I are getting our first fixed gears together

    she is tiny so i have my eye on this for her (43 cm) Windsor Clockwork
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/.../clockwork.htm

    i could just get her this lololol: http://www.citygrounds.com/schwinn/s...bike-2011-1378
    seems like a steal!

    Im looking at this Motobecane Track
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...cane/track.htm

    We live in Miami and our selection on CL is full of resellers and crap so i dont think ill have much luck with finding a deal there.

    I went to our local bike store today and he basically had nothing under $500

    since we are new and are just going to be riding for fun/exercise we dont want to spend more than $300. I thought about the Kilo TT but i just cant afford the extra $100 bucks right now

    thanks guys

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    Wait so what's the question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    Wait so what's the question?
    am i on the right track with these purchases or am i overpaying. If so do you have any other recommendations for my price range

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    bikesdirect is pretty much the best when you're on a budget. id spring for the kilos. i never owned one, but my old roommate had one for about 5 years before he upgraded. no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockeskidney View Post
    am i on the right track with these purchases or am i overpaying. If so do you have any other recommendations for my price range
    Ah ok.

    You're on the right track with your choices. Clockwork would probably be great for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    Ah ok.

    You're on the right track with your choices. Clockwork would probably be great for her.
    yea i know im in a bind based on her size. We got her on a small framed bike today and the shop owner said she would need an extra small. Im going to properly measure her now to make sure she is 43 before purchasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockeskidney View Post
    yea i know im in a bind based on her size. We got her on a small framed bike today and the shop owner said she would need an extra small. Im going to properly measure her now to make sure she is 43 before purchasing.
    sounds like you know what you want. also seems like you know what you're doing. A+ for doing your hw first. it sucks when people buy a bike online "thinking" they know what size to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanifred View Post
    sounds like you know what you want. also seems like you know what you're doing. A+ for doing your hw first. it sucks when people buy a bike online "thinking" they know what size to get.
    yea im kind of OCD when it comes to making purchases. I'm in medicine so i guess its just forcive habit to look into everything i buy before pulling the trigger. I have yet to get burned on a large purchase so i guess im doing something right. Forums like this one have saved me big time in the past.

    Ive been researching for a couple weeks and finally tried to the LBS and was just disappointed in the price for the options he had. We just cant afford 600 for something we are just getting involved in.

    I know these bikes are the best out there but for beginners like us i think we cant go wrong. I think this especially rings true for our lack of local options via CL due to the insane amount of resellers and overpriced garbage in South Florida

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    what does this mean haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockeskidney View Post
    what does this mean haha
    You want a bike with a 50-51cm top tube. If that matches generally everything else will follow suit unless you're real weird looking.

    Post your measurements too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockeskidney View Post


    what does this mean haha
    those are the 3 different fits for your gf.

    a 43cm bike has a seat tube length of 43cm. sometimes measured to the top of the tube(c-t) sometimes to the center(c-c)

    some think top tube length is more important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    You want a bike with a 50-51cm top tube. If that matches generally everything else will follow suit unless you're real weird looking.

    Post your measurements too.
    doing them now. but this puts her right at the sweet spot for 43cm according the measurements 49cm would be too big for her

    according to this. that puts the top tube length right around her size. no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockeskidney View Post
    doing them now. but this puts her right at the sweet spot for 43cm according the measurements 49cm would be too big for her

    according to this. that puts the top tube length right around her size. no?
    Post her measurements too. Based on the sizing recommendations I think something is off with the measurements. It's recommending a really short stem, and it usually tries to put you on a 100-120mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Post her measurements too. Based on the sizing recommendations I think something is off with the measurements. It's recommending a really short stem, and it usually tries to put you on a 100-120mm.
    hers
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    Gender F
    Inseam 27.5 in
    Trunk 21.5 in
    Forearm 12 in
    Arm 23 in
    Thigh 21 in
    Lower Leg 18.5 in
    Sternal Notch 49 in
    Total Body Height 60.5 in

    everything on my end points to a 58cm my inseam was 32"

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    They look alright. You might have to change the stem on the 43cm. I don't know what they spec it with, but she's gonna want a 70 or 80mm.
    She's is also going to have standover issues too, but it's a bike. Meant for riding, not standing over.



    How about yours?
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    What size wheels does a 43cm Windsor have? On a bike so small you should seriously consider getting something that comes with 650c wheels. Fuji & SE Bikes offer some fairly low-priced models that have smaller wheels in your GF's size.

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    cls-20132.jpg

    I am certainly no expert on fit or fixies in general but I think a bike like this 42cm frame from Wabi with 650c wheels would fit her perfect. 697mm is a 27.5in standover and the TT comes in right in her sweetspot.

    I know this is way out of her price range. Anybody make more reasonably priced fixies with 650c wheels?

    Edit: I found a Fuji Track classic 43cm with 650c wheels that looks like it has a comparable standover and TT length for a little less but still too much. If I were you I would look for one of either of these bikes on the used market. Maybe there are others out there lower priced. Good Luck!

    Edit: Here's a 43cm Fuji Track for $350.00 neg. I know it's in Philly but they're out there anyway.

    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3610330911.html
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    i just started reading through this and realized im far to drunk to comprehend any of his.

    i think its the numbers lolol
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    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    i just started reading through this and realized im far to drunk to comprehend any of his.

    i think its the numbers lolol
    lol its 10 am on a sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyJim View Post
    cls-20132.jpg

    I am certainly no expert on fit or fixies in general but I think a bike like this 42cm frame from Wabi with 650c wheels would fit her perfect. 697mm is a 27.5in standover and the TT comes in right in her sweetspot.

    I know this is way out of her price range. Anybody make more reasonably priced fixies with 650c wheels?

    Edit: I found a Fuji Track classic 43cm with 650c wheels that looks like it has a comparable standover and TT length for a little less but still too much. If I were you I would look for one of either of these bikes on the used market. Maybe there are others out there lower priced. Good Luck!

    Edit: Here's a 43cm Fuji Track for $350.00 neg. I know it's in Philly but they're out there anyway.

    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3610330911.html
    yea my area is **** on the used market. Let alone a pretty hard to find bike.

    I guess i can call BD and figure out if they put 700cc on the 45cm. Would that make sense on such a small bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockeskidney View Post
    yea my area is **** on the used market. Let alone a pretty hard to find bike.

    I guess i can call BD and figure out if they put 700cc on the 45cm. Would that make sense on such a small bike?
    The reason I suggest a 650c wheel is that the standover is going to be too high on almost any 700c wheel bike. The 43cm Windsor from bike direct has a standover that is over .5in higher than her inseam. IMO that could cause some painful problems when she puts her feet on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyJim View Post
    The reason I suggest a 650c wheel is that the standover is going to be too high on almost any 700c wheel bike. The 43cm Windsor from bike direct has a standover that is over .5in higher than her inseam. IMO that could cause some painful problems when she puts her feet on the ground.
    is there anything in our price range in 43cm 650cc new? im not comfortable going used since i have no idea how fix them up as of yet

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    SE Lager comes in 650 C. edit: 2012 Lager is ChroMo, 2013 is Hi-ten.
    Last edited by chicagoSS; 02-17-13 at 12:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagoSS View Post
    SE Lager comes in 650 C. edit: 2012 Lager is ChroMo, 2013 is Hi-ten.
    http://www.iminusd.com/se-lager-2012/

    this is also avail in 43(650): http://www.iminusd.com/se-draft-2012/

    Look what I found. So I'm basically sol when it comes to her. Based on those measurements i have to go with something like this. How are the components on this one compared to the clockwork
    Last edited by Lockeskidney; 02-17-13 at 01:30 PM.

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    Finding bicycles will be difficult. geared, you have Terry Bikes, single speed you have not much. Might be able to find kids bikes that fit her? but the quality probably won't be good.

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