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Old 12-01-15, 07:43 AM
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With more than due respect, OP, I'd suggest that you buy a bike that fits you. You can change out whatever doesn't suit your needs. That way, you'll know the size that you need for the replacement parts.

Start with the actual bike (frame, wheels, drivetrain, controls, contact points). It's a buyer's market on your local Craigslist. Find a steel rigid forked MTB from the 1990s in your size. Trek, Giant, GT, Schwinn...
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