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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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    God! That's huge! Must be around 29" (70cm) if it's an inch!

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    Doooown tube shifters.
    I have the right number of bikes, I just don't have all the right ones quite yet.

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    58 cm or bigger..... ha!

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    And its got metal petals!
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Um. It's big. But, its a Raleigh, not a Schwinn.

    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    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.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
    We get about two of these threads a month.


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jptwins View Post
    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.
    Last edited by jeirvine; 01-15-13 at 08:54 PM.
    I have the right number of bikes, I just don't have all the right ones quite yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
    " 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!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
    Do you use DT shifters? I ride just ~63cm frames and find it along reach.
    +1. I do better with bar-end shifters.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Has anyone ever seen on of these on CL where the seat wasn't totally slammed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
    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.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by lostforawhile View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jeirvine View Post
    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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