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Ohhh k. I need a bit of help or opinions. I know nothing of track bikes and their geometry.
I ride a 2009 bmc road racer size large. I want to build a fixed gear for messing around town and riding something different. After measuring out the specs on my bike my gut says the 2010 steel 55cm pake frame will fit. But the 57 is closer to my frame size.

Measurements for the bmc are 565mm top tube and I run a 90mm stem for a total of 655mm
The 55cm pake has a 557mm top tube and I was thinking a 100mm stem putting the total at 657mm
The 55cm pake has a stand over of 31.8
The 57cm pake has a 568 top tube. This is the closest to the frame I ride but the stand over seems to high for me at 32.5
My stand over is about 33.5 comfortably. My inseam is about 34" and I'm 6 feet tall.

My question is the 55 or the 57? My gut says the 55 because the stand over is still taller than my current bike. What do you people think? Thanks ahead of time for the opinions/help.
 

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I'm gonna be running shoes and clips on the fixed gear. I see your point clearly. Once on the bike you are always far from the top tube.
 
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