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    5' 19" barndoor's Avatar
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    Show us yer BIG road frames!

    Ok....you've all seen my bikes over and over again....now let's see some other huge framed bikes!

    I have a 67cm and a 68cm complete Proteus bikes and a 71cm Panasonic DX-2000 frame I'm working on....and I know there are as big and bigger out there.....C'mon! Show 'em here!

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h4...c/100_0452.jpg

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h4...s/100_0429.jpg

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h4...usunloaded.jpg

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h4...t/100_0435.jpg
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    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    My Nishiki Continental is the biggest I own.
    And to be truthful, it is a bit to big for me. And I am torn about selling it as I want it to go to a good home.
    I was going to give it to my 14 yr old boy but after hearing "fixie" I decided the lanky lad will get something else.

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    60 cm Centurion Sport DLX that I repainted the 'Barracuda Mk.I':



    A few small changes since this photo was taken (right after I finished it 2 years ago), now has a Brooks Saddle, high flange wheelset and SPD pedals.
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    Nice! That'll make a great fixie fer ya..... Looks to be in nice shape!

    What size is it?
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by barndoor View Post
    Nice! That'll make a great fixie fer ya..... Looks to be in nice shape!

    What size is it?
    No doubt it would make a fine fixie but I want it to remain a touring bike, like the day I bought it.
    He wants to make it a fixie and I have decided "no fixie for you!" In my best soup-nazi voice!
    I think its a 68cm but I may be wrong.
    This bike needs to loaded down with baggage and ridden.

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    I've never yet encountered a bike frame that was big enough for me. It's as if they're made for the smaller 50 percentile of the population. My current medium Peugeot is too tiny and has a custom seat post extension as a supposedly helping measure. I wonder where the big bikes are, maybe such were never even imported to this far northern corner of europe. I'm only 191 cm tall or 6 ft 3 in but have pretty long legs.
    I guess I'd have to do a lot of searching and be prepared to use enough money (something which I currently lack).
    Sorry if this is somewhat derailing (eh) the thread from subject, it's just something that I've been wondering for a long time, there must be a lot of people like me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamb View Post
    I've never yet encountered a bike frame that was big enough for me. It's as if they're made for the smaller 50 percentile of the population. My current medium Peugeot is too tiny and has a custom seat post extension as a supposedly helping measure. I wonder where the big bikes are, maybe such were never even imported to this far northern corner of europe. I'm only 191 cm tall or 6 ft 3 in but have pretty long legs.
    I guess I'd have to do a lot of searching and be prepared to use enough money (something which I currently lack).
    Sorry if this is somewhat derailing (eh) the thread from subject, it's just something that I've been wondering for a long time, there must be a lot of people like me...

    They're out there......what is your inseam?
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    whoa my

    That '72 Green is one of the prettiest bikes I've seen. Do you take it to show n stuff?

    I'm 6'3" and I think I'd be scared to hop on any of those frames of yours!
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    Thanks, jebensch! I've never been to any shows with it....not yet anyway....maybe in '08.
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    Here is the only picture I have of my biggest bike, my 66cm 84 Schwinn Le Tour polo bike:


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    Bought this at the flea market for $35 a couple of weeks ago. It's even too large for me, which is rare. A 78-9 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, in the elusive 27 inch frame. I love it, but can't ride it. Actually I can ride it, but in order to stop a dismount is in order, lol.,,,,BD



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    1981 Miyata 610--27" frame (69cm c-t). Not in the catalog.


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    That must be one tall person who rides that!?! 8-10 inches of seatpost on a 27" frame.,,,,BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikedued View Post
    That must be one tall person who rides that!?! 8-10 inches of seatpost on a 27" frame.,,,,BD

    6'7", with long legs. Top tube just clears the soft parts when standing over, though I do have to jump
    a little to dismount. I'm doing a total overhaul this winter, and switching to a Brooks, and would
    actually like a little more seatpost out as I don't totally extend the leg with the toe pointing
    down at the bottom.

    Mike

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    Here's mine in order of appearance:

    Lygie - 66cm
    Raleigh Super Course - 65cm
    Woodrup Giro Touring - 66cm
    Mercian Custom - 66cm
    Claud Butler Dalesman - 65cm
    Schwinn Sports Tourer - 66cm











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    I haven't been able to find anything larger than a 64cm. That's probably why they all sport 5+ inches of seat post - sort of like wearing 'high water' pants as a teenager, if you know what I mean (and I think you do)

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    That's some beautiful , big steel in this thread!

    Keep 'em comin'!!
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    One of the more fun bikes that I've ever tinkered with and flipped. I sold it to a great young kid from the local university and we still keep in touch VIA email sharing riding stories about NCAR and some of the other great riding around Boulder.....

    I did post it on our forum asking any of the taller riders if they'd like it, but I had no takers. Sheeesh, it's only like 69cm C-C and 71cm C-T guys

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    I had a heck of a time test riding it to make sure everything felt good
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    That's a nice bike! I don't remember seeing that Raleigh Team....
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowegian View Post
    I haven't been able to find anything larger than a 64cm. That's probably why they all sport 5+ inches of seat post - sort of like wearing 'high water' pants as a teenager, if you know what I mean (and I think you do)
    Wow! What is your inseam?! I'm 6'3" and 63cm is the tallest frame I can straddle comfortably.

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    Gorgeous bikes!

    Here's my 62cm X-Uno:


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    I'm just a little guy here (5'-10.5 if I really draw myself up, though I think with legs on the long side), so this is somewhat off-topic, but: 20-some years ago I bought a 57 cm frame, and setting everything up according to the contemporary fit lore, I had a fair amount of seatpost showing -- more than a "hand" but not outrageous.

    After not cycling for quite a few years, I got back in, and have been playing with adjustment in small increments, just based on "feel" -- keep going in one direction until it feels too much. I find that I keep raising my seat, to the point that it looks ridiculous. The amount of stem that's comfortable is even worse -- of course I'm older now and don't have the racer's back muscles (not that I ever did)!

    I have a PBH of 88 by the "Rivendell" method, and by their thumbnail recommendation I should be riding a frame in the 62 range! Just got a bike in that size to try this out, but I wish I had known this awhile ago!

    So: you don't really need to be a six-foot-plus-a-few guy to need a large bike. These are nice ones; good thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamb View Post
    . It's as if they're made for the smaller 50 percentile of the population. ...
    Not is just that a 55cm frame will fit 75% of the population, there is no money in producing many of these giant bikes.
    Not too much to say here

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    This is my 30 year old bike that I used to ride since I was 17; way back in the '70.

    According to "calculations" my bike is supposed to be too big for me, but I have always thought it fits like a glove and I ride it with comfort..

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    Geez, I feel like a dwarf now! My biggest bike is my Peugeot, which is a 60cm and I can barely ride it.


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