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 flatwhite 04-18-14 08:35 PM

Motobecane Fixie Cafe - Geometry Question

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I am looking for a bike for my wife. She's short and has already been fitted at an LBS. The bike I am interested in is from BD (NEW Motobecane Fixie Cafe). I was looking at the geometry but something seems really off.

Geometry: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...fixie-geo.html

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=375547

Bike description: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...-bar-bikes.htm

The stand over (SO) is 501mm for a 43cm bike ... is that possible on a 700c bike with a 'sort of' horizontal TT? The other SO numbers look super low too.

Photo of the bike:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=375546

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UPDATE: I've checked with BD (who checked with Motobecane). SO for 43cm is 685cm. Must be a typo on the website. I know the question must have seemed ridiculous but I'm a bike noob. :D
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 Nagrom_ 04-18-14 08:39 PM

That's just a bit over 2 feet. Yeah that's wrong.

 JamesCraps 04-18-14 09:26 PM

50cm is less than 2 feet...

 TejanoTrackie 04-18-14 09:38 PM

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 Originally Posted by JamesCraps (Post 16684108) 50cm is less than 2 feet...
Awe, c'mon, he's a 'murican. We don't do that silly metric stuff over here.

 Nagrom_ 04-18-14 09:45 PM

Meant to say under, but whatevs.

That was actually my first time ever in my life using the metric system.

 TejanoTrackie 04-18-14 09:48 PM

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 Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 16684137) That was actually my first time ever in my life using the metric system.
:lol:

 JamesCraps 04-18-14 09:55 PM

COME ON GUYS, 30 CM = 300MM = 1 Foot

 TejanoTrackie 04-18-14 09:59 PM

Yeah, but what is the valence of hydrogen ?

 Phil_gretz 04-19-14 07:35 AM

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 Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 16684137) Meant to say under, but whatevs. That was actually my first time ever in my life using the metric system.
You never took a physics course?

 Phil_gretz 04-19-14 07:38 AM

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 Originally Posted by JamesCraps (Post 16684145) COME ON GUYS, 30 CM = 300MM = 1 Foot
Approximation, right? 12 x 25.4 = 304.8 6mm per foot.

 Nagrom_ 04-19-14 08:55 AM

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 Originally Posted by Phil_gretz (Post 16684638) You never took a physics course?
Nope, Never.
Aside from 40 units of it cause it's my major.

But yeah, none beside those like 15 classes.

 91MF 04-19-14 09:03 AM

OP: I think what you should do is go back to LBS and buy a bike from the person who spent time sizing your wife to a bike and answering all your questions.

 Scrodzilla 04-19-14 09:20 AM

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 Originally Posted by 91MF (Post 16684742) OP: I think what you should do is go back to LBS and buy a bike from the person who spent time sizing your wife to a bike and answering all your questions.
+1

A few weeks ago we had a guy in the shop for about two hours asking questions about sizing, differences in components, etc. He wanted something with track geo and had similar proportions as me so I put my Bare Knuckle on a trainer, had him get on it and made a few adjustments. I even switched out the stem to something shorter because his arms weren't quite as long. He left knowing a lot more than when he came in. I even wrote it all down for him.

He came back the other day with a ****ing Kilo TT (that was too big for him), complaining that the "crankset was slipping".

 91MF 04-19-14 09:26 AM

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 Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 16684770) +1 A few weeks ago we had a guy in the shop for about two hours asking questions about sizing, differences in components, etc. He wanted something with track geo and had similar proportions as me so I put my Bare Knuckle on a trainer, had him get on it and made a few adjustments. I even switched out the stem to something shorter because his arms weren't quite as long. He came back the other day with a ****ing Kilo TT (that was too big for him), complaining that the "crankset was slipping".
gross.

somewhat similar, I work in the auto industry on a dealership level and there is nothing I hate more than when a customer comes in for a repair or concern and explains to me how it 'shouldn't take that long'

apparently a persons expertise is free now. because internet.

 TejanoTrackie 04-19-14 09:48 AM

That's the difference between retail and commercial businesses. As a professional engineer, only paying customers received any consulting advice from me.

 JamesCraps 04-19-14 11:03 AM

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 Originally Posted by Phil_gretz (Post 16684645) Approximation, right? 12 x 25.4 = 304.8 6mm per foot.
Obvi.

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