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Old 10-14-07, 08:08 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am trying to educate myself about how to purchase a new bike that will be compatable with my 6'4" height. This is turing out to be something of a pilgrimage into the wilderness as I travel from website to website of bike manufacturers I see nothing above 25" inch frames.

My previous bike (stolen last Tuesday, alas) was the largest bike I have ever seen outside of a circus - I bought it used and the manufacturer's name had been worn off along with the paint job, but a remarkably sturdy bike of enormous proportions - close to 30 inches.

Question: some manufacturers boast frame size, whereas others boast of large wheel size. Does this make a difference from someone of my size? I'm at a bit of a loss and would appreciate any education on the matter that anyone has to offer.

Best regards, JBaker.
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Old 10-14-07, 08:38 PM   #2
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If you are into vintage bikes, some Schwinns and other bikes were offered in 28" frames. Check out this thread:

desperatly looking for a nice 68cm frame

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Thanks for the tip, East Hill, I will check it out.
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Let us know over at C & V if you find a nice vintage bike.

It's not that manufacturers don't make large bikes (they certainly do), but it's almost as easy to find a larger size vintage bike. I know we had to order my husband's mountain bike because the shop did not routinely carry his size (and he's only 6'2")...

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