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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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As a newbie to the scene and always looking for a special project I am staggered at the apparent lack of small used frames available, seem to be plenty in medium and large sizes.

Do they make less small frames in general or do us shorties not sell their frames on very often ?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:49 pm 
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think the smalls are snapped up very quickly on here

also depends on what ur after


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:50 pm 
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Really? Hardly seems to be decent in 19"+ but plenty 15-18. Depends what you call small. 18" must be most common size?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:08 pm 
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I would call a 15 -16" small.

Gary


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:43 am 
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Averages, its all about averages in the bike industry. The average male rider tends to fit mediums in the UK market place, possibly in far east smalls are common and larges in Scandanavia.
Try being near 2 meters tall and see how many XL's you get on the used market !


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:59 am 
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Cheers, I was beginning to think the short in stature dudes are just hoarding all the frames ;)

Gary


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Buy my Scapin :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:15 pm 
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What frame are you after? 17'' seems to be the most common size IMO.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:02 pm 
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In particular I am looking for a nice Disc brake Ti frame in 16"


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:45 pm 
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It's a real bummer being a shortarse to be fair. The amount of frames on here that have been for sale that I lust after but just don't fit me.


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