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High end vintage road bikes with tall frames.

Old 01-16-21, 12:50 PM
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High end vintage road bikes with tall frames.

Who has vintage bikes that are 62cm and over and not custom built.
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Old 01-16-21, 01:04 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Im in lower size range for bikes but we have quite a few tall riders here. Also check this thread out

Tall bike thread (64cm and up)
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Old 01-16-21, 01:17 PM
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If your question is what mfg made bikes 62 cm or bigger , both Schwinn and Trek made 25" frames (63.5 cm) stock on higher end models. If your question is what members have one that large, a member with long legs.
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Old 01-16-21, 01:57 PM
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This is the thread that got me started at Bikeforums. I was looking for a bike larger than the standard 25" frame most manufactures considered their largest.

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Old 01-16-21, 02:08 PM
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A little shy of the mark but vintage I have a steel frame 61cm Lemond road bike from the 90's. Cannondale used to make some pretty large size road bikes too.

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Old 01-16-21, 02:21 PM
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I have a gorgeous Mondonico-built Torelli in 62cm c-c.
I know Torelli offerered 62cm frames in numerous models.



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I have 2 65cm Treks (one Reynolds 531db and one 531CS), and a 25" (63.5cm) Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, afaik not custom built. Bikes in "our" size range (over 60cm) are uncommon, but do turn up fairly often.
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Please note:

62cm is pretty tall, but it is well within every single vintage bicycle manufacturer's production range, even the high end stuff. Everybody topped out at 63cm or 63.5cm CTT at the very least. Schwinn, Trek, Cannondale, Miyata, Centurion, Nishiki, Fuji, Bridgestone, Lotus, Univega, Panasonic, Raleigh, Bianchi, Colnago, Merckx, Peugeot, etc to infinity.

You are new here, so welcome. We all started from zero knowledge--I certainly did. Rest assured that you can find essentially any bike of any level in a 62cm form. Heck, even when companies started offering carbon fiber and aluminum frames/bikes in the late '80s, they'd top out at 62cm. You just need to dig through catalogs. Finding high-end bikes in 64cm and up is a lot harder, which is what I and a number of other members have to do.

[Why does BF C&V not have a sticky with links to catalogs? I have saved many via browser bookmark, but for new people who have literally no idea where to look other than putting "Vintage Trek Catalogs" into a search engine, it would be helpful. I can supply or start the thread if mods/admins wish to have it be of Sticky status.]
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Old 01-16-21, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by trainman999 View Post
If your question is what mfg made bikes 62 cm or bigger , both Schwinn and Trek made 25" frames (63.5 cm) stock on higher end models. If your question is what members have one that large, a member with long legs.
Trek's top size in lugged steel frames was 25.5" (65cm). I have two of them. Not that hard to find.
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Originally Posted by Grantlikesbikes View Post
Who has vintage bikes that are 62cm and over and not custom built.
miyata, univega, schwinn, bianchi, bridgestone, centurion, nishiki, cannondale, trek, panasonic, fuji, raleigh, Peugeot, and countless dozens more.

Most every stock manufacturing brand had bikes that were 62cm or larger.
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Hey @Grantlikesbikes,

Welcome to BF C&V.
It's easy to get specific frame/bike info stuff close to you by adding a location in your info.
Many on this forum love to search the available online 'markets'. Size and approx price range will likely get a slew of responses.

for ex: If you lived Seattleish, there is a nice 64cm Merckx that has been on CL for a dog's life at $650, last check the 'Price is Firm' no oonger appears in the ad.. Rideable but a parts mishmash. If you can change a few components and overhaul the bike . It could be a great bike with a great deal.
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Originally Posted by Grantlikesbikes View Post
Who has vintage bikes that are 62cm and over and not custom built.
Sometimes the custom built are the gems.
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Old 01-16-21, 08:15 PM
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The best frame size for my 6'5" size is 64cm and I have a nice Nishiki in that size. I also have a 66 cm Miyata 610 that i don't ride anymore. and a 60 cm Peugeot that is really too small for me but I have heavily modified and really enjoy riding. At the bike exchange we frequently have larger size bikes for sale. The thing about giant bikes is that there aren't a lot of them out there but there is also a small market for them so when they do come on the market they often take a while to sell and the price is often very reasonable. Check your local co-op. they may well have something in your size they would love to get rid of.
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1985 Guerciotti GLX Super Record Special in 63cm. Columbus SLX tubing, frame prepped and painted by Ten Speed Drive. Still collecting all the Campy Super Record pieces to put it back together.
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Also,
  • some Raleighs (Super Course, Super Tourer, Competition GS and Professional) were available in 25.5" (65cm c-t)
  • Schwinn Paramounts were available in 26" (66cm c-t)
  • The Gazelle Champion Mondial (their top bike, full 531db) was available in 64 and 66cm
  • I've seen a 65cm Casati Gold Line advertised for sale, but that was some time ago
  • Colnago and most other top Italian brands were available as large as 65cm
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Originally Posted by rando_couche View Post
Also,
  • some Raleighs (Super Course, Super Tourer, Competition GS and Professional) were available in 25.5" (65cm c-t)
  • Schwinn Paramounts were available in 26" (66cm c-t)
  • The Gazelle Champion Mondial (their top bike, full 531db) was available in 64 and 66cm
  • I've seen a 65cm Casati Gold Line advertised for sale, but that was some time ago
  • Colnago and most other top Italian brands were available as large as 65cm
AND
  • Lygie made 66cm bikes also
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a Carlos 1983 Columbus 63 cm
Vitus 980 fork
Handlebar and stem 3 ttt
Stronglight 107 crankset
Front derailleur shimano 600
Campagnolo rear derailleur
Mavic brake calipers
Campagnolo hub wheels and mavic GP4 tubular hoops
Campagnolo seatpost in 26.6

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I have a 64.5 cm Davidson made in 1981. 58 top tube, 531, Campagnolo drops with eyelets and clearance for fenders, weighs 24.5 pounds with 450 gram 700x35 gravel tires mounted.

I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Don’t limit yourself to searching for specific brands or models. There’s a good chance you will come up empty handed while missing out on something amazing.
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