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Old 01-19-08, 04:29 AM   #1
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here i am...

hi there.

im kint from germany, 29 years old, mtb rider since 1989 when i decided not to ride any roadbike any longer. came here over a search for steel bike tubing. decided to join because of your NICE framebuilders subboard Plus i enjoyd the board members sense of humour on the --how to keep your wang warm thread. brought me a good laugh...

what else to say ?
frankly, im a Gt bicycles addict, own several gt 1988 - 2003 models , really love gts, enjoy looking my gts before going to bed, really take strength out of the looks of the gt aside my bed, cant describe the smile one of my gts puts on my face when riding it, and so on...

so if you have a question on gts - test me.

apart from gts - i own other bikes and frames, since other mothers daughters arent that bad too( but not that good as well). well I#ld really love to own a bow ti in xl and as you can see in the sig currently im holding out for a 22" frame size psyclone. a miyata/ foes/greg herbold fully would be nice too. so if any of the mentioned croses your way - dont hesitate contacting me.

another thing is i will try to build my own 29er steel frame asap, since one of the two things i dont like about gt bicycles is that their 29ers arent available in xl and - unfortunately they dont do any 6" travel fully in xl. plus since i build the bikes - i nwo want to build the frames too. obvious dont you think ?

as you can imagine i wouldnt search xl/ 22" frames if i cant feature the proper equipment - currently are 290pds evenly distributed over 6ft8...

so long - and if it has to do with gts....

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Old 01-19-08, 08:39 AM   #2
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Hello kint, I love your signature! I have to say though, you are making perfect sense to me .

You are a big guy ! I can see why you want to build your own frame. Custom is about the only way you will get something to fit you properly...

You might want to check out the Clydesdales/Athenas forum as well. At your height you are definitely a Clyde, and there are others in that forum who have the same problem as you do with getting a big enough bike.

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Old 01-23-08, 05:21 AM   #3
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this warm welcome...well by now the gt XL/20-22" frames suited me enough to stick with those, hence the fact that they are actually 1-2 inches bigger than claimed. its not that they dont do any 6" / XL bikes . they do since the 2008 line of production, but they arent available in germany which p***** me off...sorry.

thanks for the link - i will check those other big guys out !
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Old 01-23-08, 10:07 AM   #4
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East Hill is right. Clydesdale forum is where you need to be. There's a pretty good distribution of really tall, heavy riders over there. Lots of guys my size (6'6", 230-240 pounds) and I can even think of a couple guys that are 6'7" and taller. Many guys near or above the 300 pound weight, so you'll get some great advice on durable components.
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