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Fixies for this short MF

Old 06-16-15, 11:12 PM
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Fixies for this short MF

Hello!

Yes, it's my first time on the forums, and I need help. I'm 5"1. my inseam is 25" or 63.5cm. I'm planning on getting my first fixie. The only bike i've found that fits me is a pure fix. More specifically the Pure fix micro series. What i want to know from you guys is if there are any other alternatives. I was just about to purchase a Kilo tt pro. but, the sizing chart is super confusing. And, I'm not about to purchase a bike online without knowing if it fits me. I understand that there is a 44cm frame for some of their models, but i'm not yet ready to pull the trigger until i'm more educated.

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Old 06-17-15, 05:41 AM
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In before the 'puter smashing smilie, hehe...

Fuji and SE Bikes (which are owned by the same company) both offer some SS/Fixed/Tarck bike models in 43cm with 650c wheels that should fit you.

They are bike shop brands so if you have to have a test-ride you need to find a shop carries either/both lines and get them to bring your size in since it is, of course, uncommon. Or, if you are willing to mail-order, they (and their geo charts) are also commonly available online.

Good luck...
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Old 06-17-15, 05:51 AM
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Also this >>> Wabi Cycles Classic 650C fixed gear bike specs
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Although the use of the word "fixie" is making me twitch, this is a legit question.

You shall pass without a computer smashing. Carry on.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
I have one of these. I it is almost too small for me due to short head tube but I don't think that would not be a problem for you. I doubt you will find anything smaller without going a custom build which is big $$$.
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Originally Posted by sberdes View Post
Hello!

And, I'm not about to purchase a bike online without knowing if it fits me. I understand that there is a 44cm frame for some of their models, but i'm not yet ready to pull the trigger until i'm more educated.

Thanks again!
Welcome to the group, you have passed the first test.
I am tall so I cannot help you, but welcome.
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The OP is asking about available options for shorter people, not bike fit.
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Old 06-17-15, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
The OP is asking about available options for shorter people, not bike fit.
The automatic link description makes it look like I was thinking he wasn't doing his due diligence about bike fit but I was simply intending to provide a little more information because he said the sizing chart seemed confusing. He should do the bike fit and find out what the ideal top tube length is and then we can discuss what bikes go in that category.
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I'm 5'3" and recently came up on a 44cm Bianchi San Jose... honestly, I think I could do with something a smidge bigger, but I'm really feeling it. While a Kilo TT Pro is more "track"ish than my ride, I think you should be cool with a 44cm.
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Well, I did a bit more research and found a plethora of options.

One that really stuck out was the Fuji Track Classic. I don't really like all the decals and such, but it seems like a very good option for the money. Plus, my bike shop has my size and sells an older model (only difference are color options) for only $400!

[INSERT CRITIQUE ON FUJI TRACK CLASSIC BELOW]

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Originally Posted by sberdes View Post
Well, I did a bit more research and found a plethora of options.

One that really stuck out was the Fuji Track Classic. I don't really like all the decals and such, but it seems like a very good option for the money. Plus, my bike shop has my size and sells an older model (only difference are color options) for only $400!

[INSERT CRITIQUE ON FUJI TRACK CLASSIC BELOW]

Thanks again!
https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...sic-track.html

For an extra $50, I would definitely get the Kilo pro you talked about in your first post.

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Old 06-18-15, 08:25 PM
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They only carry 700c tires. I need 650c.
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