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Tall bike thread (64cm and up)

Old 10-29-19, 01:00 PM
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25" frame. '84 PH10LE.
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Old 11-01-19, 02:08 PM
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I've got a 64cm Colnago from 1986 ... it was an "attic find" by a Belgium eBayer. As soon as I pass the magical 10-post mark I can post a photo ... (sigh).
Glad there's a thread for us tall folk ... such a challenge to find big bikes these days.
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Old 11-02-19, 02:59 AM
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I ride 54/56ís but an impressive 73cm c2c passed through my hands awhile back.
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Originally Posted by zbillster View Post
I've got a 64cm Colnago from 1986 ... it was an "attic find" by a Belgium eBayer. As soon as I pass the magical 10-post mark I can post a photo ... (sigh).
Glad there's a thread for us tall folk ... such a challenge to find big bikes these days.
Okay, I'm cleared for photos now ... this is the initial build ... I've since taken off the rack and the Thumbie bar-end shifter self-destructed.

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Old 11-04-19, 12:51 PM
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Okay, I'm cleared for photos now ... this is the initial build ... I've since taken off the rack and the Thumbie bar-end shifter self-destructed.

That Colnago is a beauty... And it's a 64. Rare find. Enjoy it!
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Old 11-04-19, 02:37 PM
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Here's a "before" pic for the purists ... the original Campy components were pretty crusty ... one tubular said "Made in USSR" ... the Rolls saddle was toast.

The original owner was taller than me I think ... because he had the Campy seatpost overextended, which put a little bulge in the seat tube when it crashed.

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Old 11-07-19, 10:21 PM
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You might know that the Miyata 1000 only ever came sized up to a 63cm. However, in the dutch market, the Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra was essentially the exact same frame, but available in a towering 66cm version. Not mine, and no longer for sale, but an interesting item for tall riders. This one is missing it's lovely matching racks, but was available on marktplaats.nl for quite awhile.



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Old 11-07-19, 11:13 PM
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This bike shows up on most of our Pasadena vintage rides. I think the rider said he's only 6'1", but has a 36" inseam. The small pink bike was ridden by his daughter, shown for comparison.

Room for two bottles on the down tube.


Father/daughter bikes.
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Old 11-08-19, 10:57 AM
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I remember reading this road test as a teenager ... the writer wasn't tall enough for the bike, but that wasn't going to stop him!



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Old 11-08-19, 12:40 PM
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Here's a 66cm ctc frameset I built over the summer, for a 6'4 rider. It's a classic randonneur style, low trail, single OS 7/4/7 tubing and a 1" threadless steerer. I was in a rush to ship it out so forgot to weigh it, but before paint it was at 4lb 9oz, and the fork 2lb 3oz with a long steerer.




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Old 11-08-19, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by smallpox champ View Post
Here's a 66cm ctc frameset I built over the summer, for a 6'4 rider. It's a classic randonneur style, low trail, single OS 7/4/7 tubing and a 1" threadless steerer. I was in a rush to ship it out so forgot to weigh it, but before paint it was at 4lb 9oz, and the fork 2lb 3oz with a long steerer.



Hand drawn! Nice! I miss drafting by hand.
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Old 11-08-19, 01:04 PM
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Not really C&V, but the OP said he wanted to see a 66 Cannondale
OP is long gone but cool bike, thanks!
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Old 11-08-19, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by smallpox champ View Post
Here's a 66cm ctc frameset I built over the summer, for a 6'4 rider. It's a classic randonneur style, low trail, single OS 7/4/7 tubing and a 1" threadless steerer. I was in a rush to ship it out so forgot to weigh it, but before paint it was at 4lb 9oz, and the fork 2lb 3oz with a long steerer.
Well I know from my measurements that that would fit me as well! Love seeing it drafted by hand and the result was beautiful. Also, 80mm BB drop.
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Old 11-09-19, 11:38 AM
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65cm frame I worked to build in a class a couple years ago. Outfitted with Ultegra shifting and Ritchey cockpit.

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Old 11-09-19, 03:04 PM
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Got me this frame a while ago: a 65cm Levero. Or rather, a repainted Milanetti. Or a repainted Girini. Or a repainted Mondial. Anyway, it was built in Padova, Italy, by Biemmezeta, a.k.a. BMZ.

I'm still not sure whether I should repaint it, in what colors and with which brand decals, or how to build it. The eyelets and size have me leaning towards "light tourer" in a dark color.

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Old 02-13-20, 06:40 PM
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I love this thread

I have always loved this thread and could never participate since I am not a giant. Until this bike showed up for sale on FB, it belonged to a friend of mine who passed away 6 years ago next month. I snapped it up. 66cm seat tube,57cm top tube. Tubing is believed to be Tru-Temper butted steel. Weight-24.4 # Campagnolo Athena gruppo. Boone crankset. 185mm crank arms. 54-39 chainwheels.Chris King headset
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Old 02-14-20, 12:25 PM
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When Bruce Gordon was alive I thought about having him make me a custom, but price was an obstacle and I ended up having Clockwork make me one. Well, I ended up with a BG for a fraction of the price. Although not how I would have had it built, it still is a beautifully built frame.

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Here are a couple of tall boys that I have massaged for the bike exchange . Both have original paint and (almost)all original equipment

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Old 02-14-20, 01:59 PM
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My tallest.
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My tallest.
what front bag and rack are these?
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Old 02-14-20, 10:14 PM
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My old 64cm PX10.


No name (reputed to be a Bob Jackson) in badly resprayed yellow. 26" frame.
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65cm Snel. Not finished yet, as I'm not entirely happy with how it looks, but good enough for a test ride as soon as wind and rain subside.


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65cm Snel. Not finished yet, as I'm not entirely happy with how it looks, but good enough for a test ride as soon as wind and rain subside.


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My newest "semi-tall" frame bike and one of my best CL buys at $40. Not offered in 27", so a cromo quill extender to get that added height on the bars. This pic is right off the stand and the bars are still tilted up. Full Sun Tour Blaze groupset with AccuShift may not be the most popular Sun Tour group but it seems to work fine. I found out from this older thread the '89 LeTour had upgrades over earlier versions.
1989 Schwinn Le Tour

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My newest "semi-tall" frame bike and one of my best CL buys at $40. Not offered in 27", so a cromo quill extender to get that added height on the bars.
Considering your screen name, did you see the big Finest I posted in the "Looking" thread?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...6131529140913/

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