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Old 01-15-13, 06:33 AM   #1
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How about a TALLLLL Schwinn ??

This is not my bike, but I wanted others to see what " long-legged rascals " can ride !!! LOOK at that stem !

http://gainesville.craigslist.org/bik/3544631380.html
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Old 01-15-13, 06:47 AM   #2
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God! That's huge! Must be around 29" (70cm) if it's an inch!

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Doooown tube shifters.
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58 cm or bigger..... ha!
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And its got metal petals!
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Um. It's big. But, its a Raleigh, not a Schwinn.

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58 cm or bigger..... ha!
Well, it's the truth!
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I'm tellin' ya, Raleigh C&V caters to the gangly.
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More like 68 cm.
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We get about two of these threads a month.


Yes, people, there are some oddly-outsized bikes out there.


Big deal.
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Yes, people, there are some oddly-outsized bikes out there.


Big deal.
And lucky for those bikes, there are some oddly-outsized humans like myself to ride them! 68cm is my perfect size!
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I'm just happy that the folks of a scale that can ride such machines are usually very gentle souls, otherwise they would have dominated the world by now and instead of this post we'd have posts like....

" look at the tiny Schwinn, it can't be more than 60cm!"
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what would be the average height of someone who rides something like that, I can ride the supersport fine but it does seem on the small size for me
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And lucky for those bikes, there are some oddly-outsized humans like myself to ride them! 68cm is my perfect size!
Do you use DT shifters? I ride just ~63cm frames and find it a long reach.
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" look at the tiny Schwinn, it can't be more than 60cm!"
I got the stinkeye from the owner of the shop I worked at, for getting off the phone with someone who was asking about any frames we had in 54-56, and saying, "what is he, like a yard tall?" whereupon Jamie said, "*I* ride a 56!! We're not all giants!"

60 is the lower limit of what I fit on.
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Do you use DT shifters? I ride just ~63cm frames and find it along reach.
+1. I do better with bar-end shifters.
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Has anyone ever seen on of these on CL where the seat wasn't totally slammed?
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Do you use DT shifters? I ride just ~63cm frames and find it along reach.
The reach feels pretty good and I dont even have drop bars
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I'm just happy that the folks of a scale that can ride such machines are usually very gentle souls, otherwise they would have dominated the world by now and instead of this post we'd have posts like....

" look at the tiny Schwinn, it can't be more than 60cm!"
You reminded me. When I was in college, I rode from my home in Washington Heights, through Harlem, to Hunter College, on East 68 St. In one of the worse neighborhoods in Harlem, a guy walked out of his home carrying one of those tall bikes. He got on it and caught up to me. He was so big I was scared. He turned to me, and in a big, very bassy but friendly voice, smiled and said, "Hello!" Disarming!

I'm an average size person with short legs, so I ride small bikes.
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Old 01-15-13, 10:45 PM   #21
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I wonder about those, I have always had trouble even fitting into most cars, my knees get jammed up at a weird angle, so far the only car I fit in right is this old Towncar, seat always has to be allll the way back. I can ride the supersport ok, but I might like to see about one of those big bikes
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what would be the average height of someone who rides something like that, I can ride the supersport fine but it does seem on the small size for me
What size is the Supersport and how tall are you?
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Do you use DT shifters? I ride just ~63cm frames and find it a long reach.
I can't really handle DT shifters. it's just too much a reach for my comfort. I have bar ends, STI and in one case stem-shifters. On the whole, i sadly have more 63.5cm bikes with really long stems and seatposts -- but the 68cm frames always fit me better. ideally in a single speed so that there isn't any shifting!


oh, and i'm 6'5" with a 36 inseam, FWIW.
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