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Old 04-12-13, 09:17 PM
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interesting super tall frame

An interesting Medici frame for a very tall person.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-MEDICI-...item51ab56e76f
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72cm, holy crap!
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Love the Head tube mounted shifter.
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Old 04-12-13, 10:20 PM
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reminds me of yao ming's custom bike
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Originally Posted by 2112YYZ View Post
Love the Head tube mounted shifter.
+1 on the shifter placement.

Bill Walton used to ride a 72-73cm. Walton of course used to live in SoCal (where the seller is) around when this bike would have been built. Makes me wonder if it could have been his.
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I would buy this in a heartbeat if I had a grand kicking around for a frame.
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Looks like a touring bike, with canti studs and rack mounts; including mid fork mounts for low rider rack. That is an interesting bike. A rarity in that size for sure.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
+1 on the shifter placement.

Bill Walton used to ride a 72-73cm. Walton of course used to live in SoCal (where the seller is) around when this bike would have been built. Makes me wonder if it could have been his.
I remember seeing Walton's giant bike, but I have only heard of him riding track bikes. Who knows though.
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Old 04-13-13, 06:32 AM
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In his book, Bill Walton talks about a 25.5 " Green Bertin, a Falcon Road Bike, a Falcon Track Bike, and a Nishiki, for stock bikes, up until 1984, when he wrote Bill Walton's Total Book of Bicycling with Bjarne Rostiang.
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That thing'd make a sweet fixie.
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A tall (rich) person.
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And I thought I was tall.
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Originally Posted by degan View Post
I remember seeing Walton's giant bike, but I have only heard of him riding track bikes. Who knows though.
No, he rides all kinds of bikes and has for years. Used to ride his bike to games while playing at UCLA. Now he rides a custom Holland Ti.
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Originally Posted by 2112YYZ View Post
Love the Head tube mounted shifter.
I like that also. I've never seen a Medici that wasnt road or track oriented. Pretty neat frame. If my measurements are correct, I'd have an inch and a quarter of seatpost showing on this. I'm not reel keen to French fit though(for myself). Might make a good 650b bike for someone, although small wheels might look out of place here.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
No, he rides all kinds of bikes and has for years. Used to ride his bike to games while playing at UCLA. Now he rides a custom Holland Ti.
Seen here: https://bikeportland.org/2011/07/11/b...e-region-56078
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