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Tall Cyclists - another post your ride here thread

Old 04-16-08, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
... Most builders screw up the look on the big CF frames. I generally can't stand the way the longer head tubes look on CF bikes
I know what you mean. I borrowed this Storck. It fit okay, but that headtube is ugly. I'm glad it was out of my price range.

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Originally Posted by Gomez308 View Post
I'm 6'5" with 38" inseam. Here's my Habanero, 65cm CTT.
very nice, the level TT looks great. Any more photos of the Habanero? How long are the steerer, head, and top tubes tube + the head tube? I'm ordering a 63-65cm Curtlo, with a shorter top tube.
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Haha Bill Walton makes the cranks on this bike look like they're 10cm long



....and:












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Old 04-16-08, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
very nice, the level TT looks great. Any more photos of the Habanero? How long are the steerer, head, and top tubes tube + the head tube? I'm ordering a 63-65cm Curtlo, with a shorter top tube.

Thanks. I really wanted a tradional geometry bike. It was hard finding one in my size for my budget. I've had the Habanero for just over 2 years now. I would recommend them to anyone.

The geometry numbers can be found here. http://www.habcycles.com/teamissue.html

Here's a side view.

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I am 6'6" and the majority of my road and track bikes are vintage. The only two that aren't are two track bikes (GT GTB and Tom Teesdale) that I don't have pictures of yet.
Here is the newly finished cross/commuter bike:


one of my vintage road bikes:


and a couple of my track bikes:




I have a couple more track bikes I need to take pictures of. I am leaving out my 85' Eddy Merckx Corsa because it is in the process of getting a new to me 9 speed Ultegra drivetrain. It should be ready to ride this weekend. I will post pics when it is finished.

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6'4", not sure of my inseam, but I seem to recall it being about 90cm/36".

Here is my 62 cm Surly Pacer:



And this is my 61.5 cm Teschner, with a 1cm shorter top-tube than the Surly. (was custom built for someone else, I scored it on ebay )

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I'm 6'5" and I ride a 60cm Cannondale Team Rep and a 63cm Dawes Galaxy

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Originally Posted by NeezyDeezy View Post
non-gt triple triangle...excellent!
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I knew you weren't posting one of your rides.
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I knew you weren't posting one of your rides.
LoL....I am height impaired
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6'3" 36" inseam, 61cm klein quantum race
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Here's my 62cm IRO at her first ballgame. 6'2" 37.5" inseam


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Here's my Scott 58cm. I'm 6'3", 34" inseam.




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I'm 6'3", maybe 6'4", I don't know, either way I'm glad I ride 58-60cm bikes, I'll gladly take the too-long seatpost all day, if I had measurements taken for one of those sweet custom $$$$ rigs and it showed up with a 30cm headtube, I'd go absolutely ape-schit.
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I'm 6'3", maybe 6'4", I don't know, either way I'm glad I ride 58-60cm bikes, I'll gladly take the too-long seatpost all day, if I had measurements taken for one of those sweet custom $$$$ rigs and it showed up with a 30cm headtube, I'd go absolutely ape-schit.
A frame's fit is more important to me than being fashionable.

My Pedal Force has about 13cm of saddle to bar drop. It's not real comfy after a few hours in the saddle.
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I've since lost the bag, lowered the bars and replaced the wheels, but you get the idea.
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Whoever rides that must have some serious monkey arms to be able to reach that water bottle.
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Good job taking the picture right before it fell over
That would be hard considering it was night with no flash used, so I needed a really long exposure...

I just know how to use photo shop to remove the rod that was holding it up (and remembering to remove the shadow from the rod as well). I was playing with some pictures that night and my bike was right there, so I took a few quick test pictures to see how they would come out and kind of liked that one.
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This was me coming accross the finish line in first place. The bike is a 64cm (BD Mercier Serpens POS), I make the bike look small. My MTB is an Independant Fab and I will have them make a custom frame when I loose the extra weight. I'm 6'4 with a 34 inch inseem.

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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
A frame's fit is more important to me than being fashionable.
I thought everybody understood that
But my contention is that frames can be designed to fit comfortably and continue to offer the traditional geometries, shapes, and proportions and NOT look like they just threw a bunch more tubing at it to make it a larger frame. It's as if sometimes they take the easy road and just start at the BB and the bottom of the headtube and move up from those points to make a "bigger" bike, not the answer.
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Yao Mings 80cm hybrid, oh yeah, it's a 29er.




Personally, I'm 6'4, 35" inseam, 38" sleeve length
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
I was at LSU when Bill Walton's son, Adam, was there sitting on the bench on the basketball team (payback for Bill working with Shaq when Shaq was at LSU). You should have seen what Adam, pretty tall like dad, rode around LSU. It was a standard size bmx style bike with a banana seat and really tall handlebars - something like this http://www.suusbikeshop.nl/2006/img/artikel/L5226.jpg but not quite as cool or long. His knees would go up to his ears when he was peddling around campus. I wish I had a picture!
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Hey, if anyone has a decent 61 or 62cm frame they are looking to get rid of, let me know. I'm in the market.
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