height: 6'8" (I hit my head on doorways)
weight: 175 lbs
Sternum To Floor: 1666 mm
Arm: 635 mm
Inseam Length: 990 mm
Thigh Length: 700 mm
Lower Leg Length: 635 mm
I live in a world 2 sizes too small.
My wife and I usually run for fitness, but due to a fallen arch on her foot I suggested we begin biking to keep fit while she recovers. We enjoy the time together and the wind in our faces. Neither of us had really been on a bike since we were teens and I've grown a good 6 inches since then. For the last month I've been riding a bike WAY too small for me and it's starting to bother me physically and mentally. (Seriously, it's like a clown bike)
I looked on the web for bikes and quickly found a plethora of used and new bikes for a reasonable price for my wife. Looking for the same for me proved impossible.
The complication in my case is two fold:
1 - How do I do it for less than a rent check? We have 2 kids and things are tight economically. If I have no other options, I'll either buy what's close and suffer, or just not buy a bike. Giving up and just hitting the pool (where tall = fast) has crossed my mind more than once. Any advice or options?
2 - I'm hoping to find something used but it would more than likely need to be in the 64 cm range. I just don't have the product knowledge to make an educated decision. (Computers, guitars, cameras sure) To be clear, I'm not adverse to putting it together piece-mail. I'm a manufacturing engineer, so bikes aren't at all scary, I just don't know what the components will cost nor which to get.