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Old 03-24-08, 11:54 AM   #1
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And you thought you had problems finding a bike to fit!

This is a cross post from the AltBike forum, but I think that everyone will forgive me:

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When you are too tall to fit in a car, you can still ride a bike. World's tallest man Leonid Stadnik can attest to that.



Here are a couple of stories about him and his bike.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/0...e_n_93057.html

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/World-...b1x2OP3louQE4F
Fascinating story!

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Thanks, East Hill and artkansas.

I love the expression on his face--a little scared maybe, but also excited, and anticipating a lot of fun. I bet we all feel that way sometimes on our bikes--no matter how long we've been riding. I also like his "little" friend--helping him like a father.

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Perhaps he'll be able to resume his veterenary practice now.

It says he's looking for a wife. Any of the Athenas reading this considering?
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He's way out in the country! I don't think I'm quite tall enough... .

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Wow... but it seems like he is going to like the bike ride. He seems to be looking forward to it.
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Finally something that he can do the same way that a normal person would.
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I've been trying to track down his email address.....I think he'd make a great forum member
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I've been trying to track down his email address.....I think he'd make a great forum member
That would be AWESOME. After all, he'd fit right in, and he wants to practice his english.

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He needs to roll up his pant leg.
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8 ft 5 inches and 440lbs. Wow. He definitely is Clyde material. First one to find his email address and give it to Tom is the winner.
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jebus. he has my opposite problem. i am 5 foot 3, but my torso is much longer proportionally than my legs. SO...although technically I should be able to ride anywhere from a 47 - 49cm bike, it isn't that easy, because most bikes are too long at the top tube for me. After much searching, I have decided that the best dimensions for me at the MOST are 47c - t and 51.5 effective. anything longer than 51.5 will jack me up. the two high end bikes i have owned that have fit the best are an XS specialized tarmac pro and a 48 size orbea opal.
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jebus. he has my opposite problem. i am 5 foot 3, but my torso is much longer proportionally than my legs. SO...although technically I should be able to ride anywhere from a 47 - 49cm bike, it isn't that easy, because most bikes are too long at the top tube for me. After much searching, I have decided that the best dimensions for me at the MOST are 47c - t and 51.5 effective. anything longer than 51.5 will jack me up. the two high end bikes i have owned that have fit the best are an XS specialized tarmac pro and a 48 size orbea opal.

Hi Andy, welcome to BikeForums!

Have you tried riding any vintage steel bikes?

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He's way out in the country! I don't think I'm quite tall enough... .

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Well, that really tall Chinese guy--the one he 'topped' as world's tallest man--married an average height woman.
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I'd love to see a picture of you on your little bike riding with him on that tall bike!
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ha.

i could probably ride under his legs??? i would want him as a stoker on a tandem...less work for me.
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World's tallest cyclist

Came across this while trying to re-connect with Canadian news:

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Oddities/080324/K032408AU.html

Seems like a nice guy, and a sweet custom ride. At 8'5, what size frame would he need? 75?
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Came across this while trying to re-connect with Canadian news:

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Seems like a nice guy, and a sweet custom ride. At 8'5, what size frame would he need? 75?
EastHill started a thread on him yesterday. And you thought you had problems finding a bike to fit!
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I would like to draft him on a windy day!!
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That expression is priceless.

Seems like a really cool guy; it would be interesting to meet him.
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I'd love to see a picture of you on your little bike riding with him on that tall bike!

Considering that this:



is one of my favourite photos, that would be a sight to see indeed!

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EastHill started a thread on him yesterday. And you thought you had problems finding a bike to fit!
missed that...sorry
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missed that...sorry
No worries, I just merged them.
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Have you managed to find an e-mail address for the gentleman, Tom?

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