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The Small bike thread. 50cm and under.

Old 11-25-21, 05:13 PM
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The Small bike thread. 50cm and under.

Based on the success of the tall bike thread, I wanted to start a small bike thread for bikes that are 50cm and under.


Here is my 50cm Raleigh at the bike shop before I brought it home. I put some Shimano 600 components and other upgrades on it as of now.



I have not gotten to having the upgraded rim laced to the upgraded cassette hub.


The original Raleigh branded wheels went on my friend's Atala.



A 50cm singlespeed that I built when I was 15. The frame soon got thrown out after I realized that it had expanded from the inside as the previous owner left it outside for long periods of time, which is a shame.






I built this a couple months ago out of a Ross Paragon frame that I got for $7 as it was poorly spray painted. I am 5 foot 11, so none of these bikes fit me. I am planning on giving this frame away to one of my friends.
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Old 11-25-21, 05:23 PM
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I will have to get to the bike room at work - I have two, wait, three wee ones. How soon we forget.
Masi GC, Colnago Super, Gios Torino.

one family member has grown out of one.
Another is about to.
the third, wants an ebike.
tough crowd.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
I will have to get to the bike room at work - I have two, wait, three wee ones. How soon we forget.
Masi GC, Colnago Super, Gios Torino.

one family member has grown out of one.
Another is about to.
the third, wants an ebike.
tough crowd.
They have a couple vintage bikes at the shop, one is a vintage Colnago, the other is a more obscure, but still very high end Italian bike. Both frames are around 50cm.
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I got a bunch of 50cm bikes at home. Too small for me, but perfect for my wife. I find ‘em all over the place and if the price is right I can’t resist. She gets less happy each time I tell her I got a great deal on a bike for her, though.
I think I need to stop bringing them home...
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If I remember correctly this was a 50CM 1987 Circuit I found locally. Fixed it up for my son but he decided he wanted to stick to mountain bikes. So I moved it on to someone else to appreciate.




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My daughter's bike, bought new from a local shop 3 years ago, no upcharge for age, same 136.00 it was back then based on the original sale's tag. Although the tires were still good, I didn't like the chrome steel rims it came with so I found some nos sun rims and a pair of nos performance 6sp hubs. Built with new pink spokes and converted to 540iso from 547. Shifters are old 6sp thumbs since she wanted a flat bar. Still have the original bars with foam grips in the parts closet.
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Bianchi Tipo Corsa

I built this 1984 Bianchi when I worked in a bike shop, Long Island NY. Basically original. The main thing I changed was from 32 hole tubulars to 28 hole Mavics with the ceramic braking surface.
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Not mine. Just a bike that I repaired for someone.
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One of my female frame building class students made this last year. She is shorter than 5'. She cut the lug sleeves to a design she created and also chose the color combination. I think this is a picture of when we partly built it up to work on making a rear rack work.

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The Mrs' one.
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A 24 inch Nishiki that I spotted for sale at the bike shop.
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