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Old 05-03-11, 01:17 PM
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How Tall Must You Be?

To ride this bike?

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Old 05-03-11, 03:21 PM
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Tall enough for you feet to reach the pedals when seated on the saddle.
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Tall enough so you can stand flat footed while straddling the top tube and have an inch or so clearance. Looks like about 6'-4" or more.
How tall are you?
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6'-2" plus...looks like the last rider wanted an upright riding position.

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8'3".
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
6'-2" plus...looks like the last rider wanted an upright riding position.

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Winner. It looks like a normal 25" frame, about right for a 6'-2" rider like me. The high stem would allow for upright posture in the seat. Not that bizarre, really.
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I've seen taller head tubes.
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Old 05-04-11, 07:04 PM
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Here is my most upright bike...at the moment.

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Originally Posted by w98seeng View Post
To ride this bike?

Did that stem come with aircraft avoidance lights?
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Old 05-05-11, 01:24 PM
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Some years ago, Bicycling magazine did an article on custom bikes built for very tall riders, like NBA basketball stars. This one isn't even close...
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Originally Posted by Bikewer View Post
Some years ago, Bicycling magazine did an article on custom bikes built for very tall riders, like NBA basketball stars. This one isn't even close...
This matter (of bikes custom-built for extremely tall people) has been discussed elsewhere, and one thing I always thought "looked wrong" was that the custom frame makers didn't use longer chainstays. When the bike was assembled and adjusted, the saddles ended up right over the rear axle. The riders look cramped on them; the elbows looked way too close to the knees.

Also I found it odd that they still used the same-length cranks, for a person who was 25%-30% taller than usual.
I know that taller people are even more susceptible to knee problems than average-height people are, and I know the damage you can do by using cranks that are too long,,,,, but it still just looks funny.
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
Not that bizarre, really.
I didn't think it was bizarre. I have never seen a stem that high before and it looked weird.

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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
Here is my most upright bike...at the moment.

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Very classy bike.

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Old 05-07-11, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
Tall enough so you can stand flat footed while straddling the top tube and have an inch or so clearance. Looks like about 6'-4" or more.
How tall are you?
I'd guess about 6'2"-6'4", too. Ignore the tall stem--the seatpost is down fairly far in the tube, and judging from the head tube, the frame might be around 64cm. I'm 6'4" and ride a 64 with a lot more seatpost than that showing.
The way the saddle is tilted back makes my taint hurt.
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Old 05-08-11, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by w98seeng View Post
Very classy bike.

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Thanks...FWIW the high point on the handlebars is approximately 48" off the ground.

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Originally Posted by w98seeng View Post
To ride this bike?

I am 6'3" and I can ride that, ditching that stem and handlbars. In fact, I can deal with that bike. If I am not mistaken it is an Centurion Ironman Expert or Master..Or Lemans RS.. I will take either one in 60 to 63cm..thank you...
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