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Old 10-08-21, 05:37 PM
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Some NBA player's bikes. 80cm and over.


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An updated picture(added fenders and luggage) of my Expedition

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Vintage frame on ebay in the UK:

XXL XXXL 28" extra large bike frame tourer reynolds custom handbuilt RARE 531 ?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203549667816

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The only 66cm carbon frames I know of are made by Calfee. I have no idea if they are any good but here is an example that was on pinkbike last year. 66cm Calfee
Just stumbled on this and while I don't have any first hand experience, I do know a good friend who had one, was a true believer and from when I went to NAHBS in Sacromento 2017 where his booth was busy the whole time I was there.

He was in high demand and great to talk to, has plenty of fans and plenty of business, very well respected as a pioneer and innovator for a long time now.

Absolutely the real deal as far as I can tell.
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Old 11-04-21, 07:09 AM
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A couple more of my bikes, just for fun... I can't ride anything less than 64, so this is easy for me!

1986 Cannondale ST - 27" frame




And my 1983 Basso Gap - 65cm



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Thought I posted this here earlier, but looking through, guess not. Got the frame off of eBay, originally stripped the 1055 group set off my Asian series 5 for the first build.
Great ride, but thought the frame deserved better, so built it up a second time with mostly DA 7400. That was a mistake, looks nice, but early DA 7400 is not an improvement over Shimano’s 1055, definitely a step backwards.
Will be swapping it back this winter.
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1991 Waterford PDG Paramount w Shimano 1055

Same with DA 7400

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Old 11-04-21, 11:18 AM
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Okay, I'm curious. Why aren't frames that size built with longer seat stays? I don't see how the intended riders of any of these could get up any climb steeper than a freeway overpass without having to fight off popping wheelies all the time. I'm not Sean Bradley's size, but I am 6'3". a(I'm pretty heavy at 255#, but nobody who is tall enough to ride one these is likely to be a featherweight, so they will have a good chunk of weight dangling well over and even behind the rear axle.) One of my bikes has exactly this problem. It has short seat stays (I can't take off or put on a rear wheel with a 25mm tire without deflating a tire), and on anything over about 10% it wants to go al Peter Sagan on me. It forces me to skootch farther forward on the saddle than I'd like when that happens. My longer seat stayed bikes do not have this problem. Looking at these, especially the Kelly, makes me think that routine climbs would be wheelie hell.

Thoughts and responses from the peanut gallery are welcome, especially from any framebuilders who happen to see this.


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Old 11-04-21, 03:09 PM
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Okay, I'm curious. Why aren't frames that size built with longer seat stays? I don't see how the intended riders of any of these could get up any climb steeper than a freeway overpass without having to fight off popping wheelies all the time. I'm not Sean Bradley's size, but I am 6'3". (I'm pretty heavy at 255#, but nobody who is tall enough to ride one these is likely to be a featherweight, so they will have a good chunk of weight dangling well over and even behind the rear axle.) One of my bikes has exactly this problem. It has short seat stays (I can't take off or put on a rear wheel with a 25mm tire without deflating a tire), and on anything over about 10% it wants to go al Peter Sagan on me. It forces me to skootch farther forward on the saddle than I'd like when that happens. My longer seat stayed bikes do not have this problem. Looking at these, especially the Kelly, makes me think that routine climbs would be wheelie hell.

Thoughts and responses from the peanut gallery are welcome, especially from any framebuilders who happen to see this.
I think you mean chain stays... bicycles for taller riders necessarily have longer seat stays, if they go up to the seatpost clamp.
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Old 11-04-21, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BoltBreaker View Post
I think you mean chain stays... bicycles for taller riders necessarily have longer seat stays, if they go up to the seatpost clamp.
Yup. I mean chain stays. Brain fart. Otherwise, the question still holds.
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Old 11-04-21, 06:39 PM
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I just measured my three bicycles. There's a 66cm Rivendell QuickBeam, a 65cm Rivendell LongLow custom, and a 66cm gugie custom. Here's what I see, for chainstays and wheelbase (measured center of BB to axle, and axle to axle):

QuickBeam: 45.3 cm, 109.3 cm
LongLow: 45.7 cm, 107.5 cm
Gugie: 48.3 cm, 111.5 cm

Yup, the Gugie was purpose-built for nice touring handling.

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Tall bike stickin' out when we group park our bikes.
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Old 01-02-22, 05:40 PM
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I ended up with four big boy bike acquisitions in 2021. An Expedition, Johnson, Lyon, and Cannondale. All between 66cm and 68cm.




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Old 01-27-22, 08:06 AM
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70cm Toneh Chuleewah frame for sale

531 Reynolds frame with Campy headset. Looks to be a beautiful frame in excellent condition. Not mine. I have bought parts from the seller, very nice guy, but not willing to ship even a derailleur so likely won’t ship the frame. It’s about an hour from me in Eugene, Oregon, but I may be able to facilitate.
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About two weeks ago I met a guy online looking at my 64cm Trek 420 I had for sale. I mentioned that I was about 6'5" and the bike was set up for me (to give him reference as he said he was tall). He replied that he was 6'9"! I then told him I'd be happy to show the 420, but that I also have a taller bike that would likely fit him better, and that I'd bring it to show him as well. Well, I sold my Fuji del Rey rain bike out from under me, changing out my components for the ones on the 420. I knew it would look good, and I had always wanted to do a modernized STI build of a huge frame for someone, but it looked good. I am/was a bit jealous! He was pumped about it though and loved the way it looked, and best of all, it fit him. The bike is photographed a week ago, just before sale, set up for the new/current owner. It rides so well!



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1968, 68cm Rene Herse

1968 Rene Herse



Vélo René Herse taille 68 cm axe/axe René Herse bike size 68 cm axle / axle
Tube supérieur 60 cm axe/axe 60 cm top tube axis / axis
Potence René Herse René Herse Stem
Pédalier René Herse René Herse Crankset
Manivelles René Herse René Herse cranks
Garde boue Durex RBN Fender Durex RBN
Freins Weinmann 610 vinqueur 999 Weinmann 610 brakes vinqueur 999
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Pompe Lapize Pump Lapize
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Numéro de Série 53 68 Serial Number 53 68

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Jim Merz

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Nice, and Red.

Guess I'll pile on here, may already have.

75 Paramount and 79 Jim Merz touring.



He didn't build many this large, I think just four (4) in his whole career. Could you post a few close-up shots of the fork crown... or maybe you have a link to more pictures? do you happen to know the rake and trail numbers for that front fork? (Rake is easy to measure if your game for it, However; trail measurement is more tricky ... and for me, subject to 'interpretation' in the measure)
I think you know but, I am having Doug Fattic replace the fork on my 69cm Merz full touring frame and he's still asking.

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What is the frame number on that Merz? He didn't build many this large, I think just four (4) in his whole career. Could you post a few close-up shots of the fork crown... or maybe you have a link to more pictures? do you happen to know the rake and trail numbers for that front fork?
I need to replace the fork on my 69cm Merz full touring frame. Do you happen to know the rake and trail numbers for that front fork? .
RR150

Depends where you draw the line, I count about a dozen 26/66 and up and there are others not in the build sheets. Doug Fattic asked me the same questions and then talked to Jim so I assumed it was for you when we talked here a while back. Not sure how to help any more but gugie is here in PDX too and would not hesitate to build a fork off of mine or whatever else we can come up with I think.
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I owned two 63.5cm frames in 2020 and 2021. The seat tube was too long, but the top tube not quite long enough. An awkward sized frame. My friends 58cm vintage frame felt stiffer and more responsive, but a 56cm top tube was now completely too short.

At least the stack on the 63.5cm frame was high enough...
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