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Fixed
02-20-2012, 03:25 PM
i ride a 57 cm ( frame ) i like a 57 t.t. but i like a 56 s.t.
i like a seat-post with set back and a 130 stem . i forgot i like a b.b. drop of 8
am i a candidate for custom build ?
cheers :beer:

SPOKE
02-20-2012, 03:29 PM
I think everyone is a candidate for a custom Fixed. Custome can go far beyond just the contact points/geometry.

Uncle Jam's Army
02-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Hey Fixed, if you really want 8 cm BB drop, then you need to go custom. None of the production bikes have that deep a drop.

Fixed
02-20-2012, 03:45 PM
thanks for the reply
oh then i would like to be able to use fat tires .
custom
cheers :beer:

Ken Robb
02-20-2012, 03:57 PM
Waterford/Gunnar Road Sport geos might work for Fixed-Pal.

Fixed
02-20-2012, 04:05 PM
thanks ken i found this it looks cool too
cheers
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gunnarcycles/4184757505/lightbox/

christian
02-20-2012, 04:27 PM
I think those are basically stock measurements for a 56cm IF Club Racer...

christian
02-20-2012, 04:30 PM
Oh, yeah, and keep your hands of my 57cm MX-Leaders. Because they're all set up like that. OTOH, if you're ever in NY and want to borrow a bicycle...

eddief
02-20-2012, 04:34 PM
just tweak it a bit :) Ken Robb is a genius.

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=102564

58 tt, 57 st, 7.5 drop...dead gorgeous.

i ride a 57 cm ( frame ) i like a 57 t.t. but i like a 56 s.t.
i like a seat-post with set back and a 130 stem . i forgot i like a b.b. drop of 8
am i a candidate for custom build ?
cheers :beer:

Doug Fattic
02-20-2012, 04:35 PM
Certainly all of us custom builders think you are a candidate if you have money to spend on a new frame :) Seriously there are always small tweaks that a custom builder can do to try and make your bicycle experience more enjoyable starting with a bit deeper bb drop. If it is a steel bike then we can put in tubing with just the right wall thickness (production frames have to assume you are fat or it will break unless they use heavy tubes). Also if you want the right clearance for fatter tires or fenders then that can be done too. Different builders have different design strategies but it may be that after they fit you some dimension you thought was best can be altered a bit to your advantage. There may be braze-on bits that you prefer or want to leave off and as a bonus, you can make aesthetic choices that reflect your tastes. I've never had a student or a customer that didn't prefer their custom over whatever they rode before. There is always some room between what can work and what is optimum.

Earl Gray
02-20-2012, 05:18 PM
......
am i a candidate for custom build ?
cheers :beer:


Wrong data point. They measure your wallet first. If that fits than you are a good candidate. If not, then buy used.