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The next batch of Big Dummies is out.

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Old 07-25-08, 07:25 PM
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The next batch of Big Dummies is out.

From the Surly Blog.
18" Big Dummy framesets are going into stock at our distributor as I write this. More 18" framesets, 22" framesets, and 16" framesets will arrive next week. 20" and more 22" framesets will arrive near the end of August/beginning of September.

They cost more now. $1050 is retail. Life is hard. It still costs less than a Hummer or a Prius.
http://www.surlybikes.com/2008_07_01...01151224686803

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Old 07-26-08, 02:38 AM
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Ah damn. I have a 20" on order. Guess the wait goes on.
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Old 07-26-08, 06:48 AM
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when they say they will go fast they arnt kidding. I actually work at a shop and its going to be a challenge to get 3 18" frames. it sounds like they are limiting each shop to only 1 or two of similar sizes and it makes me sad cause me, jon and one of our customers are all wanting an 18" Time to sweet talk the other shops
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Ah damn. I have a 20" on order. Guess the wait goes on.
I'm 6ft and ride a 58cm LHT. I fit comfortably on my 18" Big Dummy. I generally prefer big frames, but if you look at the BD specs the effective TT on each size is really long.

Effective TT:
- 18" BD = 596mm
- 58cm LHT = 586mm

Perhaps you can fit an 18" which will be out sooner?
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Originally Posted by vik View Post
I'm 6ft and ride a 58cm LHT. I fit comfortably on my 18" Big Dummy. I generally prefer big frames, but if you look at the BD specs the effective TT on each size is really long.

Effective TT:
- 18" BD = 596mm
- 58cm LHT = 586mm

Perhaps you can fit an 18" which will be out sooner?
Unfortunately the UK distro (where I am sourcing my frame from) was only able to offer 20" frames by the time I got around to ordering. I have sat on a bike with a TT length of 618mm with a 130mm stem and it didn't feel too big at all.

I don't really mind the extra wait. I don't have the money to finish off the bike entirely at the moment.
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Speaking of sizing, I'm 6ft tall and ride a 58cm track bike (non surly) i will have to order a big dummy without being able to sit on one, seems the stores round here wont get any unless ordered. I'm thinking an 18" might be best, but i don't want to be too stretched out. has anyone else any sizing thoughts?
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Speaking of sizing, I'm 6ft tall and ride a 58cm track bike (non surly) i will have to order a big dummy without being able to sit on one, seems the stores round here wont get any unless ordered. I'm thinking an 18" might be best, but i don't want to be too stretched out. has anyone else any sizing thoughts?
What kind of bars will you be using?
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When I ordered mine, the shop had me come in and they took my measurements to figure out which size to order for me.

I'm getting albatross bars, a Rohloff 14-speed hub gear, and and hub generator light.
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What kind of bars will you be using?
Not sure yet, either Titec H-bars or MTB risers
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Not sure yet, either Titec H-bars or MTB risers
Well for one data point I'm 6ft tall [normally proportioned] and ride an 18" BD with Titec H-bars. The frame fits fine and I could ride with some MTB riser bars as well.

I also ride a 58cm LHT and find the 18" BD a good fit.
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On the other hand, did they run out of 56CM sized crosschecks?
Most major online retailers don't have them anymore...
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