Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show us yer BIG road frames!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show us yer BIG road frames!

Old 12-22-07, 06:35 PM
  #1  
barndoor
5' 19"
Thread Starter
 
barndoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Show us yer BIG road frames!

Ok....you've all seen my bikes over and over again....now let's see some other huge framed bikes!

I have a 67cm and a 68cm complete Proteus bikes and a 71cm Panasonic DX-2000 frame I'm working on....and I know there are as big and bigger out there.....C'mon! Show 'em here!

https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h4...c/100_0452.jpg

https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h4...s/100_0429.jpg

https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h4...usunloaded.jpg

https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h4...t/100_0435.jpg
__________________
I own my dream bike, a 2023 DirtySixer MkII 3xl


...and also a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike, my former dream bike :)








Last edited by barndoor; 12-22-07 at 06:48 PM.
barndoor is offline  
Old 12-22-07, 06:59 PM
  #2  
ricohman
Senior Member
 
ricohman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
My Nishiki Continental is the biggest I own.
And to be truthful, it is a bit to big for me. And I am torn about selling it as I want it to go to a good home.
I was going to give it to my 14 yr old boy but after hearing "fixie" I decided the lanky lad will get something else.
ricohman is offline  
Old 12-22-07, 07:11 PM
  #3  
cuda2k
Unique Vintage Steel
 
cuda2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Allen, TX
Posts: 11,585

Bikes: Kirk Frameworks JKS-C, Serotta Nova, Gazelle AB-Frame, Fuji Team Issue, Surly Straggler

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Liked 168 Times in 48 Posts
60 cm Centurion Sport DLX that I repainted the 'Barracuda Mk.I':



A few small changes since this photo was taken (right after I finished it 2 years ago), now has a Brooks Saddle, high flange wheelset and SPD pedals.
cuda2k is offline  
Old 12-22-07, 07:12 PM
  #4  
barndoor
5' 19"
Thread Starter
 
barndoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nice! That'll make a great fixie fer ya..... Looks to be in nice shape!

What size is it?
__________________
I own my dream bike, a 2023 DirtySixer MkII 3xl


...and also a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike, my former dream bike :)







barndoor is offline  
Old 12-22-07, 07:21 PM
  #5  
ricohman
Senior Member
 
ricohman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by barndoor
Nice! That'll make a great fixie fer ya..... Looks to be in nice shape!

What size is it?
No doubt it would make a fine fixie but I want it to remain a touring bike, like the day I bought it.
He wants to make it a fixie and I have decided "no fixie for you!" In my best soup-nazi voice!
I think its a 68cm but I may be wrong.
This bike needs to loaded down with baggage and ridden.
ricohman is offline  
Old 12-22-07, 07:25 PM
  #6  
bamb
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've never yet encountered a bike frame that was big enough for me. It's as if they're made for the smaller 50 percentile of the population. My current medium Peugeot is too tiny and has a custom seat post extension as a supposedly helping measure. I wonder where the big bikes are, maybe such were never even imported to this far northern corner of europe. I'm only 191 cm tall or 6 ft 3 in but have pretty long legs.
I guess I'd have to do a lot of searching and be prepared to use enough money (something which I currently lack).
Sorry if this is somewhat derailing (eh) the thread from subject, it's just something that I've been wondering for a long time, there must be a lot of people like me...
bamb is offline  
Old 12-22-07, 07:40 PM
  #7  
barndoor
5' 19"
Thread Starter
 
barndoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bamb
I've never yet encountered a bike frame that was big enough for me. It's as if they're made for the smaller 50 percentile of the population. My current medium Peugeot is too tiny and has a custom seat post extension as a supposedly helping measure. I wonder where the big bikes are, maybe such were never even imported to this far northern corner of europe. I'm only 191 cm tall or 6 ft 3 in but have pretty long legs.
I guess I'd have to do a lot of searching and be prepared to use enough money (something which I currently lack).
Sorry if this is somewhat derailing (eh) the thread from subject, it's just something that I've been wondering for a long time, there must be a lot of people like me...

They're out there......what is your inseam?
__________________
I own my dream bike, a 2023 DirtySixer MkII 3xl


...and also a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike, my former dream bike :)







barndoor is offline  
Old 12-22-07, 08:10 PM
  #8  
jebensch
Senior Member
 
jebensch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Medford, MA
Posts: 1,230

Bikes: Bob Jackson Super Tourer, '83 Trek 700, Gazelle Champ Mondial, Nishiki Comp II, Moto Grand Record, Peugeot UO-10 SS

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
whoa my

That '72 Green is one of the prettiest bikes I've seen. Do you take it to show n stuff?

I'm 6'3" and I think I'd be scared to hop on any of those frames of yours!
jebensch is offline  
Old 12-22-07, 08:54 PM
  #9  
barndoor
5' 19"
Thread Starter
 
barndoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks, jebensch! I've never been to any shows with it....not yet anyway....maybe in '08.
__________________
I own my dream bike, a 2023 DirtySixer MkII 3xl


...and also a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike, my former dream bike :)







barndoor is offline  
Old 12-22-07, 09:03 PM
  #10  
redxj
N+1
 
redxj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 1,320

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Here is the only picture I have of my biggest bike, my 66cm 84 Schwinn Le Tour polo bike:

redxj is offline  
Old 12-23-07, 01:15 AM
  #11  
Bikedued
Senior Member
 
Bikedued's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 10,982
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 26 Times in 21 Posts
Bought this at the flea market for $35 a couple of weeks ago. It's even too large for me, which is rare. A 78-9 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, in the elusive 27 inch frame. I love it, but can't ride it. Actually I can ride it, but in order to stop a dismount is in order, lol.,,,,BD


__________________
So many bikes, so little dime.
Bikedued is offline  
Old 12-23-07, 07:40 AM
  #12  
redbarnlane
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1981 Miyata 610--27" frame (69cm c-t). Not in the catalog.

redbarnlane is offline  
Old 12-23-07, 10:03 AM
  #13  
Bikedued
Senior Member
 
Bikedued's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 10,982
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 26 Times in 21 Posts
That must be one tall person who rides that!?! 8-10 inches of seatpost on a 27" frame.,,,,BD
__________________
So many bikes, so little dime.
Bikedued is offline  
Old 12-23-07, 10:25 AM
  #14  
redbarnlane
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Bikedued
That must be one tall person who rides that!?! 8-10 inches of seatpost on a 27" frame.,,,,BD

6'7", with long legs. Top tube just clears the soft parts when standing over, though I do have to jump
a little to dismount. I'm doing a total overhaul this winter, and switching to a Brooks, and would
actually like a little more seatpost out as I don't totally extend the leg with the toe pointing
down at the bottom.

Mike
redbarnlane is offline  
Old 12-23-07, 10:59 AM
  #15  
Noah Scape
can't member
 
Noah Scape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Iowa City
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Here's mine in order of appearance:

Lygie - 66cm
Raleigh Super Course - 65cm
Woodrup Giro Touring - 66cm
Mercian Custom - 66cm
Claud Butler Dalesman - 65cm
Schwinn Sports Tourer - 66cm

[IMG][/IMG]










Last edited by Noah Scape; 07-31-15 at 09:32 AM. Reason: Updated moved pics
Noah Scape is offline  
Old 12-23-07, 12:49 PM
  #16  
Iowegian
Senior Member
 
Iowegian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boulder, Colo
Posts: 2,030
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 8 Posts
I haven't been able to find anything larger than a 64cm. That's probably why they all sport 5+ inches of seat post - sort of like wearing 'high water' pants as a teenager, if you know what I mean (and I think you do)
Iowegian is offline  
Old 12-23-07, 12:54 PM
  #17  
barndoor
5' 19"
Thread Starter
 
barndoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's some beautiful , big steel in this thread!

Keep 'em comin'!!
__________________
I own my dream bike, a 2023 DirtySixer MkII 3xl


...and also a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike, my former dream bike :)







barndoor is offline  
Old 12-23-07, 01:24 PM
  #18  
bigwoo
Senior Member
 
bigwoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,378

Bikes: March [B]'71 Schwinn Sports Tourer [/B] [B]

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
One of the more fun bikes that I've ever tinkered with and flipped. I sold it to a great young kid from the local university and we still keep in touch VIA email sharing riding stories about NCAR and some of the other great riding around Boulder.....

I did post it on our forum asking any of the taller riders if they'd like it, but I had no takers. Sheeesh, it's only like 69cm C-C and 71cm C-T guys

https://

I had a heck of a time test riding it to make sure everything felt good

Last edited by bigwoo; 12-23-07 at 04:33 PM.
bigwoo is offline  
Old 12-23-07, 01:34 PM
  #19  
barndoor
5' 19"
Thread Starter
 
barndoor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's a nice bike! I don't remember seeing that Raleigh Team....
__________________
I own my dream bike, a 2023 DirtySixer MkII 3xl


...and also a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike, my former dream bike :)







barndoor is offline  
Old 12-23-07, 04:28 PM
  #20  
Yogurt
Senior Member
 
Yogurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 541

Bikes: Formerly...1978 Proteus, 1981 Miyata 912, 1983 Schwinn Paramount, 1962 Raleigh Sports Deluxe, 1976 Alan Super Record.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Iowegian
I haven't been able to find anything larger than a 64cm. That's probably why they all sport 5+ inches of seat post - sort of like wearing 'high water' pants as a teenager, if you know what I mean (and I think you do)
Wow! What is your inseam?! I'm 6'3" and 63cm is the tallest frame I can straddle comfortably.
Yogurt is offline  
Old 12-24-07, 02:46 AM
  #21  
Henke
Ute cyklar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sweden BD
Posts: 108

Bikes: 1968 Monark 318; 1984 Chesini X Uno; 1986 Miyata 912

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Gorgeous bikes!

Here's my 62cm X-Uno:

Henke is offline  
Old 12-24-07, 09:06 AM
  #22  
Charles Wahl
Disraeli Gears
 
Charles Wahl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,148
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 494 Post(s)
Liked 335 Times in 200 Posts
I'm just a little guy here (5'-10.5 if I really draw myself up, though I think with legs on the long side), so this is somewhat off-topic, but: 20-some years ago I bought a 57 cm frame, and setting everything up according to the contemporary fit lore, I had a fair amount of seatpost showing -- more than a "hand" but not outrageous.

After not cycling for quite a few years, I got back in, and have been playing with adjustment in small increments, just based on "feel" -- keep going in one direction until it feels too much. I find that I keep raising my seat, to the point that it looks ridiculous. The amount of stem that's comfortable is even worse -- of course I'm older now and don't have the racer's back muscles (not that I ever did)!

I have a PBH of 88 by the "Rivendell" method, and by their thumbnail recommendation I should be riding a frame in the 62 range! Just got a bike in that size to try this out, but I wish I had known this awhile ago!

So: you don't really need to be a six-foot-plus-a-few guy to need a large bike. These are nice ones; good thread!
Charles Wahl is offline  
Old 12-24-07, 09:24 AM
  #23  
maddyfish
Senior Member
 
maddyfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ky. and FL.
Posts: 3,944

Bikes: KHS steel SS

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bamb
. It's as if they're made for the smaller 50 percentile of the population. ...
Not is just that a 55cm frame will fit 75% of the population, there is no money in producing many of these giant bikes.
maddyfish is offline  
Old 12-24-07, 04:51 PM
  #24  
Berre
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Posts: 226

Bikes: commuter, racer, ATB,

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is my 30 year old bike that I used to ride since I was 17; way back in the '70.

According to "calculations" my bike is supposed to be too big for me, but I have always thought it fits like a glove and I ride it with comfort..
Berre is offline  
Old 12-25-07, 09:43 AM
  #25  
Lamplight
Senior Member
 
Lamplight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 2,769
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Geez, I feel like a dwarf now! My biggest bike is my Peugeot, which is a 60cm and I can barely ride it.

Lamplight is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.