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Old 06-21-05, 02:07 PM
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tall bikes out there?

I am thinking of buying a fixed gear as a commuter, and I want something that I can ride stock for a while and change parts as the cookie jar refills itself. The only issue is that I am 6'5" and need a bigger bike than I have seen yet. I would like something along the lines of a Pista or Langster, but these aren't quite big enough. For comparison, my road bike has a 61 cm top tube. I welcome any suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 06-21-05, 02:14 PM
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use your freakish height as an excuse to spend all of your money on a custom frame?

here's a link... perhaps a Circle A frame? support those capitalist anarchists.

http://www.circleacycles.com/gallery_ss.asp
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I don't know anything about sizing on Pistas, Langsters, Surly etc, but if you've tried the biggest production frame for each of them and they are all too small, you might want to try and build up an old road frame as a fixed gear commuter. They are a lot cheaper and easier to find in large sizes than a track frame. Rummage sales, ebay, or ask around at bike shops. I got a 62cm beater frame for next to nothing from a LBS basement. Even built up with decent wheels, it was less than an off the shelf bike.
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Old 06-21-05, 02:26 PM
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Don Walker has a deal on custom NOS Columbus tubed frames. IM member name Walkercycles. Beautiful bikes, and you get to support a fellow forum member who's been building bikes for over ten years. If you're looking at Pistas and Langsters though, a custom ride may be more than you're willing to spend.
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I think you might go for this one: http://ofquiet.com/bikekill2/pages/14.html
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the khs flight 100 comes in a 60 if that is big enough. i am going to guess that most of the off the shelf type fixed/ss bikes will probably max out at that size. Just checked, iro has some frames that go up to 62cm, fuji has a 61cm

but sometimes 59, 60, 61 can be the same since it seems that bike manufactures aren't all measuring their bikes the same.

if that is too small your probably looking at custom frame as previously mentioned or if you have a lbs that can convert a old road frame to ss/fixed

guessing it will depend on where you live to a certain degree.
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