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    Question; Fetish Fixation frame geometry

    Looks like I'll be getting a pretty decent tax return this year so I've decided to get a SS speffic frame. I've been riding a converted Giant Rincon for the past couple years. Totally hooked on SS. Been looking at the Fetish Fixation frame. The plan is to get a new frame and wheels, and swap the rest of the parts over. Like to keep the cost to under $400 CAN. Doable if I get the Fetish. Don't want anything too high end as this will be mostly an urban bike, full rigid, v-brakes, riding to work, grocery getter etc.

    My question is; My giant is a 19" frame, seat tube c-c 19", effective top tube is 23". Fetish lists the 19" frame as 23" top tube, is that effective or actual? Should I get the 19" or 17"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantrider
    Looks like I'll be getting a pretty decent tax return this year so I've decided to get a SS speffic frame. I've been riding a converted Giant Rincon for the past couple years. Totally hooked on SS. Been looking at the Fetish Fixation frame. The plan is to get a new frame and wheels, and swap the rest of the parts over. Like to keep the cost to under $400 CAN. Doable if I get the Fetish. Don't want anything too high end as this will be mostly an urban bike, full rigid, v-brakes, riding to work, grocery getter etc.

    My question is; My giant is a 19" frame, seat tube c-c 19", effective top tube is 23". Fetish lists the 19" frame as 23" top tube, is that effective or actual? Should I get the 19" or 17"?

    Thanks.
    Can't say for sure but a 23" eff TT is really short for a 19" c-c frame.

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    giantrider:

    Fetish Cycles indicates on their website that 23" TT is the actual TT length for the 19" frame. The ETT for the 19" is about 23.25-23.50". I'm 6'0" with a 34" true inseem and the 19" fits well. Incidently, the 19" frame is 19" C-T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pahearn
    giantrider:

    Fetish Cycles indicates on their website that 23" TT is the actual TT length for the 19" frame. The ETT for the 19" is about 23.25-23.50". I'm 6'0" with a 34" true inseem and the 19" fits well. Incidently, the 19" frame is 19" C-T.
    I'm 5"10 1/2 with a 34" inseam, I ussually prefer smaller frames as I have a shorter torso and longer legs. So I think I'll go with the 17" frame. Thanks for the help.

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    i'm thinking about getting a fixation too - but not sure what size. i'm 5'7" with a 29 inseam. any suggestions? thanks!
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    I have a Fixation and am also about 5'11 with same inseam, the 17" is great you'll love it.
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    cool, thanks for your reply.

    do you think you'd be comfortable on a 15 - or would it be too cramped?
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    I think it'd be too cramped for me. The TT is pretty short and sloping. If you're 5' 7 I would bet a 15" would be a fit. You might try calling em and getting a recomendation. I got it at their web site when I bought mine. fetishcycles.com
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    thanks again! i tried to email fetish before i posted, but didn't get a response. i'll try and give them a jingle.

    i'm thinking a 15 may be good - in addition to my inseam, i have short arms too... but to compensate, i have a big head.
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