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    World's tallest man on a bike


    Needs to raise his seatpost


    article:
    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i...ytrggD8VJUF500
    http://velospace.org/node/5540

    The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green

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    holy **** that guy is huge. he rules though, i saw a tv program on him and he seemed like a really genuinely nice guy who happens to be eight and a half feet tall.

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    that dude could prolly ride 110 gear inches brakeless in the street like mike bessenger

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    I'm thinking 210mm crank arms!

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    Yeah that bicycle looks very home-made. I remember that the Chinese tall guy got this cool Giant bike purpose built for him. I feel for this guy, he has it hard, his house is too small for him, and he's got healthy problems, but look at the smile on his face when he rides this bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisitsa View Post
    but look at the smile on his face when he rides this bicycle.
    +1 gold, I wish more would (re)discover this.

    Good for this guy, that must be a really weird situation to have to live in/through.

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    he looks psyched!

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    You know just last night at the bike coop I sold a bike to a guy who has similar problems though not quite as extreme. He was really tall, and got laid off because he had ruined knees. He's had both knees replaced and been transporting himself 10 or fifteen miles to the next town on a bicycle that is way too small. He's got 16EEE feet. I fixed him up with a 62cm Raleigh Technium, and with a fistful of seatpost he could get both feet flat on the ground from the seat. I had to rummage around for a longer post, and some platform pedals. It felt really good to be able to fix him up with a bike that came close to fitting him at a very low cost. I just wish I could find a wicked tall stem for him as the seat is WAY above the bars.

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    Not the world's tallest man, but here's Yao Ming's Gunnar.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    where can i get a set of risers like that for my bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Not the world's tallest man, but here's Yao Ming's Gunnar.
    Is that a 29er? Can't tell. So interesting.

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    Former yokozuna Konishiki had a bike built for him.
    I cant find a pic of it or him on it but its pretty damn XL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Not the world's tallest man, but here's Yao Ming's Gunnar.
    80cm, 29" tires. 27lbs OX Platinum
    If you want to know about Tarck Bikes, PM me.
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    i saw one of the frames that cannondale built for shaq at their factory.

    that ****s nuts.

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    I'm 6'4 and I met Shaq. He doesn't seem like the same species, he's so big. He could rest an elbow on my shoulder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeskatethrash View Post
    i saw one of the frames that cannondale built for shaq at their factory.

    that ****s nuts.
    Do you have any pictures? The only hits for "shaq bike" on Google are for his motorcycles.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    thats one big mother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Do you have any pictures? The only hits for "shaq bike" on Google are for his motorcycles.
    i dont have a camera and either way cameras arent allowed in the factory.

    its the same design idea as the yao ming bike, but aluminum and painted in the team saeco red/yellow.

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