The place for fixies and other rides without gears
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I am in the market for my first real brand new bike, a fixie to be exact. I havent had a new bike since I was a kid growing up, so I have grown quite a lot since my last bike.
I am 6'7" (200cm) with an inseam measurement of 100cm. Long legs, I know.
I noticed that most custom fixies only have a max size of 59cm. Do they come in any bigger sizes? Which websites/stores?
What size should I be looking at buying? I havent gone to any store yet, just want an idea of what I should ask to try first.
Bike will be used once or twice a week.
Budget is $400~
Edit. I have seen this bike and will go and test ride it soon. As it comes in larger sizes. Whatever that means.
http://crinocycles.bikeit.com.au/bicycl ... /102078966
Thank you all for your help...
Looks like I'm on my own and will have to look in every store and exhaust all avenues via websites.
Surely someone knows of a tall person buying a bike that didn't cost as much as a small car.
With a budget of $400 you aren't going to get much, so you'll have to deal with a 59cm and compensate with a long seatpost and stem.
Sorry to say but that's your only option.
You could always buy a frame and build a bike, but that will blow the 400 budget quick smart.
Yep, your measurements mean you'll most likely not find anything suitable through normal avenues. Just like you have troubles buying dress shoes, pants, etc. - same goes here.
You can get a custom made Europa frame for about $600 - I'd suggest that may be a good start.
I ride 25s on the basis that they divide more easily into 100 than 23s.
I ride with a guy who is about 2cm taller than you, he rides a 64cm frame. Given your inseam measurement, I have a niggling suspicion that you won't be comfortable on a 'square' frame anyway. I'm 193cm with a ~93.5cm inseam, so we have similar torso length, and I use a 58cm top tube. The Ribble winter/audax 64cm with a fixie conversion might do in a pinch...
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