I am 6'4", 265 lbs - football player size - I am having trouble getting a frame. Hope someone can provide some professional viewpoints!
I loved riding the Colnago Master X-Light (steel frame) over all others I test rode including titanium. (Ti has too much flex) I was told 64cm is my size with a 59.7 top tube & 180mm crank arm. Yet, Leonard Zinn who specializes in tall guy custom bikes says I need a 62.5 top tube and 190cm crank arm. Another dealer says I need 6.0 top tube and 65cm frame (for Master X-light)
I have experienced heavy bike vibration going down hills at 40 MPH on earlier steel framed bike which Zinn says his frames handle.
Height: 6'4" (76")
Inseam: 35 1/8"
Floor to Sternum: 62"
Arm Length: 24 3/4"
Torso: 26 3/8"
Shoe: 13 USA size or 47/48 Euro size.
Very good flexibility.
There are many salesman out there with conflicting advice! It is difficult to know what is right until you test ride it and that is almost impossible due to the limited availability of frames in my size.
Can anyone please take a couple of minutes and shed some light on this matter?