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Tall Cyclists - another post your ride here thread

Old 12-12-08, 02:35 PM
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I feel like I could rider under some of these bikes.

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Old 12-12-08, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bigskyTi View Post
I'm ~6'2" 34.5" inseam
I'm on an Archon now
How do you like the Archon? I've heard nothing but good things about it.
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Old 12-12-08, 04:41 PM
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6'4"* -- 34.5" inseam -- 63cm bike


*formerly 6'5" but, as rumored, you shrink when you get older.
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Old 12-12-08, 04:51 PM
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Love the Archon. Totally different bike than the Ghisallo. I loved the Ghisallo too...
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Old 12-12-08, 04:53 PM
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6-4, 34" inseam 58cm

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6'4" but getting closer to 6'3" as I age, 36 inseam.

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6'2", 35.6" inseam. 8 Years on this bike, and it still rides great.

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Old 12-13-08, 05:24 PM
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6'3" 58 Jamis Xenith, I've since removed the decals on the wheels.

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Old 12-13-08, 06:47 PM
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Some really nice bikes here and great photos too. But I've just got into this biking thing and barely qualify at 6'2" with a 34" inseam. Anyways, here's my first beater of a bike and I think solid stone wheels would've help me get in shape faster.

It's a 60 cm GT.... that's all I know other than it's kinda stiff.

I'm not gonna resize the pic, so I'm not posting it.... click the link. I wish you could upload pics here.

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Old 03-11-16, 03:36 PM
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Large and in charge.

I'm 6'5" with 38" inseam, not pant size but measured. This is my 1983 Schwinn Super Sport 25" frame that I've put a custom paint job and modern components on. This bike is super comfortable and it flys!

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Originally Posted by ski4bob View Post
I'm 6'5" with 38" inseam, not pant size but measured. This is my 1983 Schwinn Super Sport 25" frame that I've put a custom paint job and modern components on. This bike is super comfortable and it flys!

normally I'd joke about the resurrection of a zombie thread, but I'll just comment on your ride.

Very nice.
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Originally Posted by hoodooguru View Post
Good job taking the picture right before it fell over
Exactly what I was going to say... how is it standing up?!
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I ride 2015 Raleigh RX 2.0 62cm frame with inseam of 34. I also have equally long arms as my legs. This bike has some minor upgrades like cateye headlight front n rear, topeak survival saddle bag, bontrager carbon seat post, bontrager stem, bontrager affinity elite 148 mm saddle, fizik gel pads under bar tape, cf bottle cages, egg beater 3 pedals, clement x'plor USH 700x35c 60tpi tires.
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Old 03-12-16, 08:44 AM
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I'm 6'3", 34 inseam on a 60cm bike-


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Old 03-22-16, 05:57 PM
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6'4", 35.5" inseam, 62cm Domane 4.3 Disc

I like seeing all of the adult-sized bikes in this thread. It needs more.

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Old 03-23-16, 12:30 AM
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One thing that I've noticed from the photos of these bikes, is that a large portion of tall riders have long legs, and normal to shorter arms/torsos. It looks like many of would benefit from a shorter TT.

I could be wrong with that observation, but that's the situation for me.
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Old 03-23-16, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mactagger View Post
Exactly what I was going to say... how is it standing up?!
You use a rock or similar support for the shot, then photochop it out.
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61 cm, red Lemond Buenos Aries in 853 Reynolds with a carbon fork. really clean paint, only the tiniest bit of nearly invisible scratches in usual spots, all decals near perfect except the sticker saying 61 that I would think someone would have peeled but the guy who owned it even left that on. Seems all original except the cranks which I actually haven't figured out... They are matte black and have only what seems like a slightly stretched out Specialized S on them. Bontrager Select rims. Ultegra drive train. I'll have to post pix later from home.

I'm only 5'6" tall GAhhh!! This bike is awesome and I so want to take it for a ride but the top bar is somewhere around my belly button.

I found it at an auction in the middle of nowhere and drove an hour to outbid a bunch of hillbillies who had no idea what it was. I just couldn't pass it up.. I originally planned to strip it down and put the components on one of my own bikes, sell the frame on ebay but not sure now. Maybe that just wouldn't be right.

What do you all think? Sell it unmolested or as a frame with fork?

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Old 03-25-16, 02:39 PM
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6'4", 36 inseam, 60cm.

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I'm 6'2" with short legs(29" inseam) and a long torso. Back in the day when I was a cat 3 racer I was once fitted for a custom Serotta at size 55 but today I ride a Lynskey 230 size 58 that fits quite nicely.

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I'm 6'2" but have only a 30“ inseam. I'm all torso. I generally prefer the biggest bike I can get my leg over. Not great at stop lights as I try to get one toe down while stopped. I met my match last year after building up a 25" steel frame Raleigh. I finally had to admit that the frame was too big. Luckily, some weasel of a bike thief stole it from me. 23" is my new, more realistic limit.
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6'4", 36 inseam, 60cm.

Ooh I could ride that, as-is.
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Another cool "new but old" Schwinn

Here's my latest buildup. 1988 Schwinn Premis, 25"/63cm frame. Just had my first ride on this and it's a great bike!
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My Tall Old Raleigh

Originally Posted by ski4bob View Post
Here's my latest buildup. 1988 Schwinn Premis, 25"/63cm frame. Just had my first ride on this and it's a great bike!
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Having rebuilt and ridden a 25 inch 1970s Raleigh, I can always spot the tall ones by crazy sized head tube. I could barely get my leg over it but it fit me beautifully when pedaling.
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