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Tall bike thread (64cm and up)

Old 09-29-15, 07:39 PM
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Old 09-29-15, 07:56 PM
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My size.
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So if 64cm and up is a TALL frame, 60-63cm is what, Chopped Liver?
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Nice Ciocc oddjob2 , that looks like at least 65cm.

I put this one in the category of ones I should never have sold. A 66cm Centurion Elite GT touring bike that I keep telling (begging) the new owner when he is done with it to let me know. A great allrounder that would take nice wide tires that I now prefer.

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Tall guy handlebar rant:
I peaked at 6'5, over 60 now so not so much anymore. Have big hands, power forward big, not o lineman big. Palm basketball w 2 fingers, thumb & index. My hands wrap around a handlebar like a normal hand around a pencil. I put extra tape around the flats & on the top of the drops. The Lotus which I bought new with high density foam grips of a manufacturer I can't recall feel and fit like a dream. I'd post a picture of it but it's only a 63. End of rant.
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Old 10-01-15, 06:35 AM
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At 5'7" - I found a 60 cm Peugeot Vitus Super 980 fit me well. Only problem was the seapost had to be way down to be comfortable. Its larger than my ideal size of 54 cm but since I could straddle it and still reach the pedals it wasn't much of an issue.

No one makes tall frames for smaller riders any more and with proportionately sized bikes available today, you have to raise the stem a lot to get a comfortable reach.

A tall frame isn't a problem as the long as the top tube is proportional in length. Usually the fit works on older bikes and taller riders can mount even taller frames as long as the top tube allows them to reach the handlebars.

As long the rider can steer the bike comfortably, that's all that matters.
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Old 10-16-15, 06:58 AM
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Ooh, this deserves a bump. Anybody who's never had an SBDU frame oughta get one immediately! The ride in incredible, and while you're enjoying the ride you'll know you're riding the fruits of GOD's (Gerald O'Donovan) labor and big brains. I've had a few, but none in the stable right now. If I had just one more hook and a spare $grand.... I like the uncommon Blue/Black and even rarer Gold Champagne paint schemes better than the familiar Red/Yellow, but they're all good.

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I have what I believe to be the largest Raleigh SBDU Team Pro made, at least according to the registry. It's a 1979 and the BB is stamped 65, and it measures about 64.5 cm CTT. Not quite big enough to qualify for this thread, but a notable larger high-end frame. I need to take new pics. This pic is a few years old, just after I got it.

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Very few people are very tall.

Any one over 7" tall has to go custom.
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After the dimension, e.g.: 65cm, one should add either (c-c) or (c-t).
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
Gazelle made their Champion Mondial in sizes up to 70 cms. Here's one.

And this is the semi-race version, from the '84 catalogue:

I have a Gazelle catalog; the one you are looking at is about $1200.00; they only make top of the line stuff.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Back in about 1979, Panasonic made their DX-2000 model available in a 28" (71cm) size. I sold a few of them then.

Anyone need a frame? I have a frameset hanging in my barn. It's a Nishiki Olympic or something. It's heavy chromoly, about 68cm. If so, email me at the address below. I can't ask for money in this thread, so you can reimburse me in tires.
I recognize the face. (who could forget?) You commented on my acquisition of the 70cm Panasonic. Now I'm looking for another 70cm (c-c).

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Originally Posted by pcb View Post
Ooh, this deserves a bump. Anybody who's never had an SBDU frame oughta get one immediately! The ride in incredible, and while you're enjoying the ride you'll know you're riding the fruits of GOD's (Gerald O'Donovan) labor and big brains. I've had a few, but none in the stable right now. If I had just one more hook and a spare $grand.... I like the uncommon Blue/Black and even rarer Gold Champagne paint schemes better than the familiar Red/Yellow, but they're all good.
Thanks! Here are a few updated pics.

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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
So if 64cm and up is a TALL frame, 60-63cm is what, Chopped Liver?
Any frame below 64cm (c-c) is a bike just at puberty and needs to grow a bit to qualify as a man's bicycle.
I personally draw the line at 66cm (c-c).
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This bicycle is not fully man-sized.
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Does anyone want this? I'll offer it for the cost of shipping. It's nothing special, and there is some rust which could use some remediation. It would be good for a clunker/town bike. It's a Nishiki Sport, 68cm seat tube. The frame is chrome-moly, and the fork is probably gaspipe.

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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
So if 64cm and up is a TALL frame, 60-63cm is what, Chopped Liver?
60-63cm frames are small frames available as a stock size by almost every frame builder ever to build bikes. Its like buying shoes size 13 and under, you can find them in ANY shoe store, on sale even. For the small stuff 63cm and below there are thousands of C&V and Bike Forums threads for that crowd.

This is our ONE Tall bike thread. The ONE place that isn't for the small bikes.

Thank you.
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25.5" or 65cm Hetchins VM

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64cm Comp GS

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64cm Comp GS

Is the bag for almonds and acorns?
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25.5" or 65cm Hetchins VM

&

64cm Comp GS

the Hetchins has some pretty stays. Now, if it were only 68cm (c-c) or larger, I might go for it.
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Is the bag for almonds and acorns?
One of each. And a cashew. And a filbert.
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Is the bag for almonds and acorns?
It's a tool roll, there's a bottle opener inside
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
One of each. And a cashew. And a filbert.
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It's a tool roll, there's a bottle opener inside
Oh, good to know. It kind of looked like a nutsack on that saddle.
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