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Old 02-10-08, 05:57 PM
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New Member! Need help selecting frame size.

Hey All!
I am going to be building a fixed gear bike for everyday commuting and I need help picking out the correct frame size. Im about 5'10-5'11 with a 32-33 inseam if that matters at all. Would you guys recommend a 55 or 57? Btw the frame that i am purchasing is a pista concept. Thanks a bunch!
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the frame i purchased was a search button special
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wow, this is like 10 of these just this week.
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What I am amazed about is that this dude is gonna drop the cash on a pista concept but he is still unaware of sizing issues. If you are going to spend that much money you better test ride both sizes.
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Commuting on a concept? Try again.

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wow, this is like 10 of these just this week.
I think we're seeing the echo of Christmas, nobody made any big purchases for about 6 weeks, but now it's time for new toys. Not sure about this OP, but most of the recent ones seem to be high school kids.
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that pista concept isnt your size but my bike is and that pista concept is my size so lets trade
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Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
wow, this is like 10 of these just this week.
yeah some people don't want to talk to high pressure sales flunkies that are going to get way more commission from a loaded road bike then a stripped down road bike or a track bike. They also find you guys to be a wealth of information on the subject of single speeds and fixed gears and sadly the hipster style that goes along with them currently.

They are also a lot of people that are too lazy to search.
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Originally Posted by ringdangdoo View Post
yeah some people don't want to talk to high pressure sales flunkies that are going to get way more commission from a loaded road bike then a stripped down road bike or a track bike. They also find you guys to be a wealth of information on the subject of single speeds and fixed gears and sadly the hipster style that goes along with them currently.

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i wonder if it's possible to buy stock in bianchi...
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Originally Posted by StarKidO View Post
Hey All!
I am going to be building a fixed gear bike for everyday commuting and I need help picking out the correct frame size. Im about 5'10-5'11 with a 32-33 inseam if that matters at all. Would you guys recommend a 55 or 57? Btw the frame that i am purchasing is a pista concept. Thanks a bunch!
It's very difficult to say based on your height alone. You'd be best off trying different bikes at a bike shop and see what feels right.

When I buy a new frame one of the things which is very important to me is top tube length, and I like something in the neighborhood of 57cm. That being said I have frames that are 56cm, 57cm, 58cm, 59cm, 60cm, and 62cm which all fit me just fine. This goes to show that there is no one answer for you and you must go with what feels right while you are riding the bike.
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get the large.
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w/ extra pepperoni.
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w/ extra pepperoni.
and anchovies.
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Old 02-10-08, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
and anchovies.
For someone who was posting the below less than a year ago you sure are unhelpful........

Originally Posted by doomkin - Newbie Needs Advice View Post
Hey guys,

I'm looking for some advice on how to get started in SS/fixies. My biggest problem is trying to decide whether or not to build or buy.

I do have a 'bike' that my roommate has given me. However, this 'bike' has been sitting outside chained to a dozen other bikes all winter and most of the components are ruined. So its more of a frame with bike-like accessories rusted onto all of it's various openings. It's also an old Schwinn.

On the other hand I have some money to spend just not that much. I mean I can afford to spend as much as $500 but I prefer to spend no more than half of that. I do realize this is something of an unreasonable expectation.

Anyway, I just wanted to know if it would be cheaper/better to build a bike off of the frame that I have or to just buy a bike (and have it shipped, none of my local LBS even know what a fixie is).

Here are a few of the models that I've found (<$500):
Windsor - The Hour $299.95 @ Bikes Direct
Motobecane - Messenger $379.95 @ Bikes Direct
SE - Draft $250 @ SEBMX.com
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...142&highlight=
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Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
For someone who was posting the below less than a year ago you sure are unhelpful........



https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...142&highlight=
oh ****, i forgot that everyone started riding a bike when they joined bike forums. its actually part of your velobirth certificate.

the truth of the matter is that being 'unhelpful' has nothing to do with this site. it's basic webforum protocol. you HAVE to be an ******* to anyone asking a question answer in a sticky in their own thread.

edit: hahahaha i didn't realize you dragged up my old thread. ****, i didn't even realize that was mine.

1. i went through all the stickies and did plenty of research through old threads. what i was asking was whether or not, it was, in the board's opinion, worth building up a conversion.

i did the work, you can't give me ****.
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
oh ****, i forgot that everyone started riding a bike when they joined bike forums. its actually part of your velobirth certificate.

the truth of the matter is that being 'unhelpful' has nothing to do with this site. it's basic webforum protocol. you HAVE to be an ******* to anyone asking a question answer in a sticky in their own thread.
Are you drunk? The above makes no sense at all.

BTW, just what sticky are you referring to?
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Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
Are you drunk? The above makes no sense at all.

BTW, just what sticky are you referring to?
*RESOURCE THREAD: Single Speed and Fixed Gear* (read this first!)

New to single speed and/or fixed gear? Looking for recommendations on frames or parts? Want to find a bike shop in your area that can help? Online Bikeshops? DIY tips?

This is a collection of links to existing threads that cover the above topics and more.

If you think a thread should be added, please PM one of the SSFG frequent moderators.

Please continue to update these threads. Thanks for your contributions!


The DIY thread


A discussion of budget frames


Local and Online Bike shops that cater to single speed/fixed gear


Races and Rides


Useful FG/SS Links/Reading
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
*RESOURCE THREAD: Single Speed and Fixed Gear* (read this first!)

New to single speed and/or fixed gear? Looking for recommendations on frames or parts? Want to find a bike shop in your area that can help? Online Bikeshops? DIY tips?

This is a collection of links to existing threads that cover the above topics and more.

If you think a thread should be added, please PM one of the SSFG frequent moderators.

Please continue to update these threads. Thanks for your contributions!


The DIY thread


A discussion of budget frames


Local and Online Bike shops that cater to single speed/fixed gear


Races and Rides


Useful FG/SS Links/Reading
I don't see anything about sizing a frame there, but I do see links to threads with answers to the below thread which you started.........

Originally Posted by doomkin - Frame Upgrade: Surly V. IRO View Post
I'm looking at upgrading my frameset to either a Surly Steamroller or IRO Jamie Roy V up from a Fuji Track.

Now, my Track really isn't very old at all. I only purchased it in May but I'm quickly realizing that it really isn't the kind of bike I'm looking for. I can't afford to have multiple bikes for multiple occasions, nor do I really get out to the track as often as I'd like. What I really need is an all weather bike with tire clearances big enough for knobbies during winter.

I did a little research and found that through my shop I can pick up a Steamroller for about what I'd pay for a Jamie Roy and am looking for some insights. Besides the Jamie Roy being aluminum and having frame/rack eyelets - what other differences/advantages/disadvantages are there?

On a side note:
How much do you guys think a blue 2006 Fuji Track framset would go for?
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Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
I don't see anything about sizing a frame there, but I do see links to threads with answers to the below thread which you started.........



https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...374&highlight=
actually they didnt.

dude, i've been cruising forums like this before your country picked up its first dial up connection.

i mean, are you honestly standing up for a guy trying to buy a serious track frame - but can't even size himself? as far as i know, you can't buy a pista concept online, so he has to get it from a shop and yet, he still doesn't know what size he is?

this forums if full of goons and trolls, all much bigger fish to fry than i. save yourself the carpal and go troll someone who cares.
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
actually they didnt.

dude, i've been cruising forums like this before your country picked up its first dial up connection.

i mean, are you honestly standing up for a guy trying to buy a serious track frame - but can't even size himself? as far as i know, you can't buy a pista concept online, so he has to get it from a shop and yet, he still doesn't know what size he is?

this forums if full of goons and trolls, all much bigger fish to fry than i. save yourself the carpal and go troll someone who cares.
Wow, an attack on where I live. Both original and intelligent!

Do you feel it actually helps the forums to be a prick when someone asks a simple question? Luckily some people here are actually helpful and not arrogant young snobs; just look at the responses you got to this thread of yours! Such helpful people! Nice, wasn't it?

Originally Posted by doomkin - Should I settle for a production bike? View Post
I was more or less set on either a Raleigh Rush Hour or Specialized Langster, both of which I could get for around $400. Then I heard about TATI, a bike shop in Chicago, through chifg.com.

The owner J offers some really awesome custom bikes, plus, as far as I know, hes also the only IRO dealer in Chicago. So that gave me the option of being professionally fitted for an IRO or getting an entire custom build. Unfortunately though hes way overbooked and can't accept any more work for at least a few weeks.

I still like the Rush Hour and Langster, but I caught something of a custom bike bug and the thought of getting a stock ride feels like I'm settling on an inferior product.

What do you guys think?
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Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
Wow, an attack on where I live. Both original and intelligent!

Do you feel it actually helps the forums to be a prick when someone asks a simple question? Luckily some people here are actually helpful and not arrogant young snobs; just look at the responses you got to this thread of yours! Such helpful people! Nice, wasn't it?



https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...072&highlight=
it also doesn't help that no one on this forum at that time new anything at all about what TATI offered. I can't blame their ignorance.

look, just because you don't understand the question doesn't mean it wasn't valid.

regardless, why the **** do you feel it necessary to pick on me?

i mean, tracking down random guys first forum posts and posting them isn't more pathetic than shooting down where you live?

get a grip man, you are not the king of the internet.
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Originally Posted by doomkin View Post
it also doesn't help that no one on this forum at that time new anything at all about what TATI offered. I can't blame their ignorance.

look, just because you don't understand the question doesn't mean it wasn't valid.

regardless, why the **** do you feel it necessary to pick on me?

i mean, tracking down random guys first forum posts and posting them isn't more pathetic than shooting down where you live?

get a grip man, you are not the king of the internet.
Why do you feel it necessary to give wise ass answers to serious questions? It's not a nice feeling to be picked on, is it? Yet for some reason you still feel the need to pick on others you deem less worthy than you.....
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Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
Why do you feel it necessary to give wise ass answers to serious questions? It's not a nice feeling to be picked on, is it? Yet for some reason you still feel the need to pick on others you deem less worthy than you.....
i feel it necessary to pick on others? how about, i feel it necessary to pick on just this guy.

any rudeness i may have turned your way was merely a reaction to your attack.

if you really want to get all bleeding heart on me, your efforts might be better received in the jackass fgg thread.
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i feel it necessary to pick on others? how about, i feel it necessary to pick on just this guy.

any rudeness i may have turned your way was merely a reaction to your attack.

if you really want to get all bleeding heart on me, your efforts might be better received in the jackass fgg thread.
Exactly; you feel the need to pick on this guy for absolutely no reason excpet that you don't feel he is worthy of the bike he wants. WTF? People were damn nice to you when you asked your neophytic questions, and yet now you are a cretin to those asking similar questions. Nice.

Thanks for helping out and making BF a better place.
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