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Tall Cyclists - another post your ride here thread

Old 04-16-08, 07:29 AM
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Tall Cyclists - another post your ride here thread

this thread is for the taller cyclist. Please post your bike's photo here(along with frame size + inseam length) if you are 6'2" or taller.

I going to have a custom frameset built because my road bike is a bit too small for my legs, but it's too long for my torso + the handlebars are too low.

here's my 61cm Pedal Force RS (6'2" Tall, 37.5" inseam)



The bars are a bit too low, and the reach forward is a hair long for me.

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Great, the jungle gym thread

62cm bike, 6'4", 36" inseam

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waterrockets, you're killing me. I've wanted a Ritchey Road Logic since the mid 90's. Sweet ride.
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Great, the jungle gym thread
That's why it needs to be done. I'm going to buy a big steel frame, and I'd like to get used to looking at a 63cm or bigger bike with steel tubing.
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wow, impressive. you people have inseams nearly as big as I am tall
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I am almost 6'4" with a 36" inseam. I (will) ride my new 61cm tarmac.

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6'4" w/ 34" inseam (I have a really long torso)

Scott CR1 XXL (61cm)

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6'3 with 35" inseam.
All 60 cm frames.





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Drops

What kind of drop distance do you have between your seat and handlebars. I'm 6'6" with a 36" inseam and have 10 cm.
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I believe Seven recommended 5 centimeters or so. I have to look at the form they sent with my frame. I've got all my bikes set up like the Seven now.
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6'6", 36" inseam. IIRC, frame is a 59cm w/a 60.5 TT and a 150mm stem
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The bikes are good...but...

More importantly, I'd like to see some taller guys ON the bikes to get an idea of back/hip forward angle, arm bend, knee bend and neck positioning.

I'm 6'4", 35 inch inseam, 37" sleeve length and long torso.

I'll post pics of my 63cm LEADER and describe set-up soon....hopefully with me on it to get some feedback...
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6'4", 36" inseam.

61cm 2003 Specialized Sequoia Sport (this picture is before stem change).


62cm 2007 Motobecane Immortal Pro


I have a 62cm 2005 Specialized Allez Elite frame on the UPS truck headed to my house right now, so no pics of that one yet.
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Originally Posted by brad06ag View Post
6'4" w/ 34" inseam (I have a really long torso)

Scott CR1 XXL (61cm)

Good job taking the picture right before it fell over
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Originally Posted by brad06ag View Post
6'4" w/ 34" inseam (I have a really long torso)

Scott CR1 XXL (61cm)

Jeez, I'm 5'10 and I have an inseam of almost 35inches!
I have the complete opposite problem, really short torso. Fitting a bike is quite an event...
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
waterrockets, you're killing me. I've wanted a Ritchey Road Logic since the mid 90's. Sweet ride.
Thanks! I've ridden a few bikes in the last couple months, and I'm really starting to realize how special that frame really is, from a dynamics standpoint.

Your PF is a good looking frame. 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

PF nailed it though.

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What kind of drop distance do you have between your seat and handlebars. I'm 6'6" with a 36" inseam and have 10 cm.
I'm running about a 15cm drop.
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Originally Posted by Heyduke View Post
The bikes are good...but...

More importantly, I'd like to see some taller guys ON the bikes to get an idea of back/hip forward angle, arm bend, knee bend and neck positioning.

I'm 6'4", 35 inch inseam, 37" sleeve length and long torso.

I'll post pics of my 63cm LEADER and describe set-up soon....hopefully with me on it to get some feedback...
Most of the pics I have of me on the bike are from the front. Here's one from the side. I was going all-out, bringing back a break, so my form is crap:

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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

PF nailed it though.
Trek's tradtional geometry OCLV frames from the late 1990's/early 2000's did a great job with the larger frames.

My headtube on my 60cm Trek 5200 (6'2", 34" inseam) looks normal.
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=372847

Real, large bikes.
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6'3", 35" inseam with a 60 Orbea Orca

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6'4" 36" inseam.
60cm on the Flyte, 61cm on the Moto. The Flyte is too small, it's killing my neck. I'm thinking of moving back up to a 62cm. Just move the parts over to a bigger frame, hold onto the Flyte as a backup frame.
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Loving this thread .. will post mine when I get home.
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is it NOT appropriate to ask a co-worker for help measuring my inseam?

i just need all my stats before posting a picture.

later.
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I'm 6'5" with 38" inseam. Here's my Habanero, 65cm CTT.



And my IRO. It's 62cm CTT.

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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Most of the pics I have of me on the bike are from the front. Here's one from the side. I was going all-out, bringing back a break, so my form is crap:
Thanks for posting that...

I just really wonder when I see such long stems on these 60cm/61cm frames, shouldn't you just find a maker with a longer top tube. Or when someone has to clamp their saddle all the way to the front to take out some slack. I understand of course wanting to ride a particular manufacturer's frame but for the mass producers, unforutunately, there just aren't many 63cm+ frames out there.

(As if you all didn't already know this....)
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