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Any tall people looking for a Gios road bike?

Old 08-11-22, 07:53 AM
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Any tall people looking for a Gios road bike?

I happened across this while doing a periodic search for 64 and 65cm frames. You gotta pay to play on this frame, but if you are 6'10 and like C&V, this may be right up your alley.

...I know there is a thread where this could go, but it isnt a serious question- I dont expect anyone to actually be looking for a bike this size.



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Old 08-11-22, 07:55 AM
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Retired NBA player, maybe.
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That is possibly the tallest (non-novelty) bike I've ever seen. Imagine the length of that dude's inseam!
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What I love about bikes like is one is that they make my 64cm bikes look perfectly proportioned.
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It’s actually a rare “tandem verticale,” or vertical tandem. I’ve only seen them in artistic renderings, never a real one.

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I'm pretty sure that's a little big for me, but I've been seeing more tall dudes lately, who could maybe fit that. 🤔
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
Retired NBA player, maybe.
Close. From the eBay ad:
I offer for sale Gios model Super Record. The bike was made for the German national basketball team. Ideal frame for people measuring more than 205cm. This is a unique frame set measuring 75 cm from the center of the cranks to the top of the seat tube.

Frame: Gios Super Record (75 cm)
Fork: Gios
Handlebars: Cinelli Giro D'Italia
Stem: 3ttt
Brake levers: Campagnolo Chorus ergopower
Brake shoes: Campagnolo Chorus
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Cranks: Campagnolo Chorus 172.5mm
Chainrings: Campagnolo Chorus 53/39
Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus
Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus
Centerset: Campagnolo Chorus
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Campagnolo
Seat post: Ritchey
Saddle: San Marco
To me, the goofy thing is the 172.5mm cranks on a 75mm frame. Not even 175s or 180s. I would think that a bike this big for a rider this big would be screaming for nice long Zinn cranks. I would also think it would be begging for longer seat stays to keep from popping wheelies when the road gets steep. But what do I know . . . . ?

Oh, and I don't even want to think about the potential for a speed wobble.
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post


That is possibly the tallest (non-novelty) bike I've ever seen. Imagine the length of that dude's inseam!
probably wears a lot of shorts!
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
Imagine the length of that dude's inseam!
Glad you said "inseam."

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Wow. That thing must flex like crazy
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Originally Posted by etherhuffer View Post
Wow. That thing must flex like crazy
These days, they call it "planing".
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
To me, the goofy thing is the 172.5mm cranks on a 75mm frame. Not even 175s or 180s.
I mean, I ride a 63, am 6'2" with long legs and I'm on 165s for my knees. Stranger things have happened!
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
Close. From the eBay ad:
I offer for sale Gios model Super Record. The bike was made for the German national basketball team. Ideal frame for people measuring more than 205cm. This is a unique frame set measuring 75 cm from the center of the cranks to the top of the seat tube.

Frame: Gios Super Record (75 cm)
Fork: Gios
Handlebars: Cinelli Giro D'Italia
Stem: 3ttt
Brake levers: Campagnolo Chorus ergopower
Brake shoes: Campagnolo Chorus
Headset: Campagnolo Record
Cranks: Campagnolo Chorus 172.5mm
Chainrings: Campagnolo Chorus 53/39
Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus
Derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus
Centerset: Campagnolo Chorus
Hubs: Campagnolo C Record
Rims: Campagnolo
Seat post: Ritchey
Saddle: San Marco
With a 5mm saddle height above seat tube , I might make it work. Who needs a seat post? Butt, without a top tube measurement = I'm outa here.
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The head tube is longer than the fork blades - and just look how much post is sticking out, too. I'm trying to envision a human being capable of riding this, and failing miserably.

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Originally Posted by scarlson View Post
These days, they call it "planing".
Having a joy buzzer in your saddle is not planing!
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I happened across this while doing a periodic search for 64 and 65cm frames.
Oh so you do this, too.

"We all do, Riddle..."

I have a search setup for 63cm through 68cm. Came across it recently as well. Truly rolling scaffolding. Seller says 205cm or taller. That's 6'7" and I don't think that's anywhere near tall enough to clear the stand over height. Thinking 6'10" or so would be a better bet.

There is a similarly-sized (74 or 75cm) custom Davidson frameset hanging in the frame section at Recycled Cycles here locally. A few of the mechanics say that frameset, sitting on the floor, puts the top tube at a proper fit height. Frames this size need 36" wheels and tires.
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
Close. From the eBay ad:
I offer for sale Gios model Super Record. The bike was made for the German national basketball team.
Well, if it was made for the whole team, then that makes sense.
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
To me, the goofy thing is the 172.5mm cranks on a 75mm frame. Not even 175s or 180s. I would think that a bike this big for a rider this big would be screaming for nice long Zinn cranks. I would also think it would be begging for longer seat stays to keep from popping wheelies when the road gets steep. But what do I know . . . . ?

Oh, and I don't even want to think about the potential for a speed wobble.
Do you mean chainstays? probably a combination of longe reach as well as top tube length would be needed too. These vintage bikes were designed with compatively longer chainstays, and short top tube length.

A bike like this would certainly need a much higher bb height and at least 180mm cranks. Min. I've had two 63.5cm framed bikes in the past, and they did not feel as stiff as my friends identical 58cm version. I did not notice any significant speed wobble, although I never ended up going faster than maybe 45km/h . On a bike this large... It would likely be dangerous.

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Wow. That thing must flex like crazy
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Originally Posted by noobinsf View Post
It’s actually a rare “tandem verticale,” or vertical tandem. I’ve only seen them in artistic renderings, never a real one.

my wife could ride this and use the top tube as a roll bar.
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Originally Posted by Moisture View Post
Do you mean chainstays? probably a combination of longe reach as well as top tube length would be needed too. These vintage bikes were designed with compatively longer chainstays, and short top tube length.

A bike like this would certainly need a much higher bb height and at least 180mm cranks. Min. I've had two 63.5cm framed bikes in the past, and they did not feel as stiff as my friends identical 58cm version. I did not notice any significant speed wobble, although I never ended up going faster than maybe 45km/h . On a bike this large... It would likely be dangerous.
Doh! Yes, I meant chain stays.

My frames are between 62 and 65cm ctc. I've never had speed wobble issues below about 40mph/65kph. I rarely go that fast anymore, even on straight fast descents - my built-in ChickenMeter (patent pending) kicks in earlier than it used to. I have never crashed from a speed wobble, thank goodness; clamping my knees on the top tube has always either made it go away or calmed it enough to maintain enough control to stay up and slow down. Whoever gave me that clamp-the-knees tip many years ago deserves a Nobel Prize.
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I opened this thread thinking "I am 195 cm [6'5"] tall, and while I am not currently looking for a C&V Italian bike, this might be a... HOLY F*****G S**T LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!"

Best wishes and hopes some legitimately tall person finds this thread.
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65 cm is nothing. I saw this ad on Craigslist for a 54 inch frame, so that would be 137 cm.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/b...520639365.html

Oddly, the 54 inch Raleigh looks more proportional than the Gios.
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65 cm is nothing. I saw this ad on Craigslist for a 54 inch frame, so that would be 137 cm.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/b...520639365.html

Oddly, the 54 inch Raleigh looks more proportional than the Gios.
LOL

i am assuming you know, that there is a mistake on that ad? it looks like a 54cm!
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
Doh! Yes, I meant chain stays.

My frames are between 62 and 65cm ctc. I've never had speed wobble issues below about 40mph/65kph. I rarely go that fast anymore, even on straight fast descents - my built-in ChickenMeter (patent pending) kicks in earlier than it used to. I have never crashed from a speed wobble, thank goodness; clamping my knees on the top tube has always either made it go away or calmed it enough to maintain enough control to stay up and slow down. Whoever gave me that clamp-the-knees tip many years ago deserves a Nobel Prize.
interesting tip with the knees.

do you have/tried any modern xxl frames?
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