Old 04-06-13, 10:34 PM
Velo Dog
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I'm about your size, and I can tell you finding tall bikes has been a pain in the ass for at least 40 years. I've lucked into a couple and special-ordered two, and it's DEFINITELY worth waiting and looking around.
Be careful about 62 and especially 60cm bikes. Shops will try to put you on those because they have them in stock, but it's not easy to make them work. They'll give you a long seat post, and you don't realize until you're 10 miles down the road that reaching down six inches to the handlebars is a really bad idea. I rode 62s for decades and thought I was OK, but when I bought my midlife crisis Atlantis, Rivendell recommended a 65, and it made a huge difference.
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