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    holy huge frame!

    Any giants here in need of a bike?

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bik/1679864494.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Roger View Post
    Since that link will be dead in a week, here's the picture of the bike:


    And the accompanying text is somewhat memorable, too:



    Scuse me while I kiss the sky - 68cm Fixie - $200 (Beverly Hills)
    Date: 2010-04-06, 8:51PM EDT
    Reply to: sale-eb8nm-1679864494@craigslist.org

    I have converted one of Schwinn's tallest (a 1987 68cm sky blue World) to a fixed gear. The rear wheel has been undished adding symmetry, strength and a good chain line between 40 tooth front ring and 16 tooth rear cog (attached using method popularized by track legend Giovanni Petella: http://204.73.203.34/fisso/eng/schpignone.htm ). The large ring from crankset has been cut off leaving just the smaller 40 tooth ring. I cut dropdown handlebars to produce a bull horn style. Of all the lugged frame seams I've looked at the white/silver lug seams on this one are the best -- it does not suffer a sloppy handpainted look like many others and I'm left wondering how it was achieved (note the closeup in the second photo below).

    Warning - not using a track hub with a left handed lock ring is considered dangerous by the bicycling industry and I recommend never depending on using leg/pedal resistance to stop (all of my conversions have a front hand brake). If you fear you might unspin a cog torqued using rotafix method I will change rear wheel to a new flip flop wheel for an additional $75.

    Please call 248 390-3026 if you are interested in purchasing this bicycle or want help converting one of your own.

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    wow, that's actually a very cool conversion in my opinion. Although that could just be the behemoth size.

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    needs to raise the seat
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    Right here

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    ^^^Is that Schwinn the same size as in the cl ad? Do you ride it??

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    67cm c-c , 68 c-t
    does c-t matter? it has such a small t


    It's my commuter bike
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    It would be nice if there was a "Post your huge bike pics"-thread, but for me, half the fun is seeing people riding them.

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    I think those are standard sized Rivandales maybe?

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    Mine is pretty big



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    how effing tall are you guys? those are ridiculous!!!!

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    His bullhorn idea was a mistake. Unforgivable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TofuPowered View Post
    how effing tall are you guys? those are ridiculous!!!!
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    His bullhorn idea was a mistake. Unforgivable.

    Seriously.

    You would figure a guy that big couldn't even fit his hands on those flopNchops
    They say that Obama could be my president but really InI don't care
    They say Biden makes my decisions but he don't, so I'm just not there
    and I'm gonna see the same lies coming in the next 4 years,
    So pardon me if I don't cry when your election goes the way it did

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    not a fixed/single speed....but still pretty large...


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    I have just the opposite - a 48 cm Schwinn Qualifier frame designed for a midget! Just kidding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TofuPowered View Post
    how effing tall are you guys? those are ridiculous!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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