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    New Cyclist in Cincinnati

    Nobody special really...found an ole silver and sky blue Raleigh Record in Dad's garage...in the process of tuning it up, truing the wheels, freshly tightened brake cables, etc. also gonna try a handlebar inversion to aleviate some strain on my lower back, i am 6'9" so my height always presents challenges...hope to find some good info here pertaining to restoring my new two wheeled buddy back to its showroom luster

    good day all

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostradahmus
    i am 6'9" so my height always presents challenges...


    Welcome to the forums big guy. Is your current bike a good fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheeled


    Welcome to the forums big guy. Is your current bike a good fit?
    certainly not the best, i priced out a new ride that fit me well at my LBS but they were way to pricey for my budget...so i am attempting to adapt this oldie i found to my needs...longer seat post, inverted handles, etc. cyclying has been something i want to get into for the health reasons, and also, work is only a 4.6mi daily commute

    same as pic (imagine mens version with handles turned up and seat jacked)


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    Quote Originally Posted by nostradahmus
    certainly not the best, i priced out a new ride that fit me well at my LBS but they were way to pricey for my budget...so i am attempting to adapt this oldie i found to my needs...longer seat post, inverted handles, etc. cyclying has been something i want to get into for the health reasons, and also, work is only a 4.6mi daily commute

    same as pic (imagine mens version with handles turned up and seat jacked)

    It doesn't matter if it's a beater as long as it fits right. If this is too small find out your ideal size and maybe start looking on craigslist, there's always deals to be had, however, your size is going to be a little tricky. If you're not well versed in cycling I would suggest asking questions in the road cycling and maybe the Clydesdale sections to formulate ideas on making your current work.

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