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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
A custom frame builder makes sense for your needs. You will want to consider whether to stick with 700c wheels as that requires some compromises on a small frame but a builder will give you the pros and cons. Soma, for example, makes a 42 cm mixte frame that takes 26 inch wheels that you may like: http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/buena-vista
Here is a 42cm Buena Vista I built as a road bike for a 5'3" female.
Tires are 26" x 1.25" slicks.
Seatpost is set for her calculated saddle height.
She hadn't picked it up yet, and was bringing her own saddle.

Bike on right is a 62cm Soma Doublecross with 700c wheels.
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