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Old 11-18-19, 06:04 PM
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Hah! Good on him; I hope they find good homes, they look like they're in pretty good shape.
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Yeah, thatís a nice one. You might have a little trouble finding Suzzi decals if thatís a concern.
I had seen a Suzzi a couple years ago but couldnít find the decals.


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Old 11-18-19, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Some very tall dude is selling some good steel at ridiculous premium prices, including both a 1983 and a 1984 Centurion Turbo.
The pedant in me asks, "What do you consider to be a tall human?" A group of roughly 55cm frames, to me as a 6'5" giraffe, says that the owner is of average stature. Some consider 60cm frames indicative of a tall rider, and I will silently say, "Keep adding to that." Then I meet some skyscraper of a man or a 73cm frame (there's a Co-Motion frameset at a LBS that's that tall) and think to myself, "I am an ant."

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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
The pedant in me asks, "What do you consider to be a tall human?" A group of roughly 55cm frames, to me as a 6'5" giraffe, says that the owner is of average stature. Some consider 60cm frames indicative of a tall rider, and I will silently say, "Keep adding to that." Then I meet some skyscraper of a man or a 73cm frame (there's a Co-Motion frameset at a LBS that's that tall) and think to myself, "I am an ant."
Never mind the fact that many have never done a correct fit with an accurate PBH/inseam measurement, it apparently being challenging to come by.
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Old 11-18-19, 09:31 PM
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Never mind the fact that many have never done a correct fit with an accurate PBH/inseam measurement, it apparently being challenging to come by.
I mean, I started with a 52cm frame because it was given to me and I knew no better. And I still know guys close to or at my height that ride frames as tall or a few cm taller (with longer reach!), frames that large and that long that I go "nope!" It's all over the map, though I still contend there are still very general guidelines.
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Old 11-18-19, 10:51 PM
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On FB marketplace in Seattle 54cm Iron Man, maybe an 86?



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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
The pedant in me asks, "What do you consider to be a tall human?" A group of roughly 55cm frames, to me as a 6'5" giraffe, says that the owner is of average stature. Some consider 60cm frames indicative of a tall rider, and I will silently say, "Keep adding to that." Then I meet some skyscraper of a man or a 73cm frame (there's a Co-Motion frameset at a LBS that's that tall) and think to myself, "I am an ant."
Had a buddy who was 6' 8" who had CoMotion build him a custom frame, I want to say 70cm, he used to call me and my 5' 11 Mr. Off the Rack. Ironically he later decided the frame was too big!
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
The pedant in me asks, "What do you consider to be a tall human?" A group of roughly 55cm frames, to me as a 6'5" giraffe, says that the owner is of average stature. Some consider 60cm frames indicative of a tall rider, and I will silently say, "Keep adding to that." Then I meet some skyscraper of a man or a 73cm frame (there's a Co-Motion frameset at a LBS that's that tall) and think to myself, "I am an ant."
I feel ya. I have a co-worker who's a 6'6", thin, redhead. He doesn't appreciate being compared to a fireplace matchstick, however apt.

I'm 5'4", riding an 18" mtn. bike, so most people are tall to me, though I may have misstated in my original post; there was a rash of 60 cm bikes earlier, and I probably mixed them up. There's a nice Nashbar tourer (that's probably still too short) if you're interested.
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Old 11-18-19, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
The pedant in me asks, "What do you consider to be a tall human?" A group of roughly 55cm frames, to me as a 6'5" giraffe, says that the owner is of average stature. Some consider 60cm frames indicative of a tall rider, and I will silently say, "Keep adding to that." Then I meet some skyscraper of a man or a 73cm frame (there's a Co-Motion frameset at a LBS that's that tall) and think to myself, "I am an ant."
I had a co-worker when I lived in Washington who was 6'7". Poor man had to duck through door frame in our old building. I can only imagine the size he would ride.
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I have found that 6'5" is about the limit for most off the shelf frames as far as decent accommodation. I feel bad for those taller (for multiple practical reasons), but I do try to build cool super tall frames to sell (with modernized brakes and componentry, that look good), and those guys are almost always pumped about it.
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Old 11-19-19, 12:14 AM
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Big bad Batavus (Tour de L'Europe). $125 and a 25" frame. Bold and gold...er, copper.

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A rare one:





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^^^ Wow does that look like an awful tandem design. I wouldn't give you $100, novelty notwithstanding.
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Another tandem - Schwinn Paramount $1600

https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bi...022675670.html

"A classic, beautiful bike, mostly Campy and Cinelli, made in 1977. Child crank adapter, stem and bar included. New saddles but original ones also included."

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(Colnago tandem)

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^^^ Wow does that look like an awful tandem design. I wouldn't give you $100, novelty notwithstanding.
Agreed. But then Italian race-bike builders in general aren't known for their stellar tandems.
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https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bi...022675670.html

"A classic, beautiful bike, mostly Campy and Cinelli, made in 1977. Child crank adapter, stem and bar included. New saddles but original ones also included."

That's the first Paramount tandem I've seen with that kink in the top tube. It's always been a straight (and usually level) line from the headtube to the stoker's seattube.
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^^^^^ "The" top tobe? Um, aren't there two?
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Big bad Batavus (Tour de L'Europe). $125 and a 25" frame. Bold and gold...er, copper.

Had one of these pop up in ATL a month ago for $70. Still up, too. Compared a lot of other vintage steel Batavus made, it's a bit low-end looking to me, minus the styling on the head lugs. https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/b...995794596.html



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Still can't figure out how to post images from the link, but this Centurion LeMans showed up in my FB marketplace listings. It's pretty rough but only $20...
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For the Willamette Valley crowd, FB Market place Nashbar touring bike maybe built by GT? FWIW the poster did indicate that he had the seat post and saddle

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That's the first Paramount tandem I've seen with that kink in the top tube. It's always been a straight (and usually level) line from the headtube to the stoker's seattube.
Well, they have the child cranks so not sure about 1977 but the rear TT may have been built with a child in mind. Probably right up to about that point in time they would build em however you wanted.

Wish this was bigger, aside from shipping and normal albatross tandem thing, it's pretty nice.
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Pretty good deal on a terry bike (for the shawtys)
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...017986351.html
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A "limp phallus" track stem, here's something you don't see everyday.
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Mercy!
Schwinn Paramount 1977 Track Bike

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1977 Schwinn Paramount Track Bicycle. 23" Pearlescent Orange. Full Campagnolo, steel Cinelli handlebars and stem, Regina chain. All original parts, paint, decals, AND the original Schwinn-mounted color-correct plastic handle bar wrap. Currently moun ...
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Mercy!
Schwinn Paramount 1977 Track Bike

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/b...023927194.html

1977 Schwinn Paramount Track Bicycle. 23" Pearlescent Orange. Full Campagnolo, steel Cinelli handlebars and stem, Regina chain. All original parts, paint, decals, AND the original Schwinn-mounted color-correct plastic handle bar wrap. Currently moun ...
Beautiful bike.
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