What bikes are 6'4" blokes riding.



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Peter Goddard

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Hello,
The last bike I had was 20 years ago. It was a 25 3/4" Dawes
Galaxy. Now I'm ready to buy another bike but it appears that people have
shrunk! What bikes are tall people riding these days? It seems that 60cm is
now XL. There don't seem to be many 60cm bikes in the shops either. I tried
a 58cm but the seat post was so long it looked more like a mono cycle. Boo
hoo.

Cheers

Peter.
 
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Just zis Guy, you know?

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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:58:15 GMT, "Peter Goddard"
<[email protected]> wrote in message
<[email protected]>:

>The last bike I had was 20 years ago. It was a 25 3/4" Dawes
>Galaxy. Now I'm ready to buy another bike but it appears that people have
>shrunk! What bikes are tall people riding these days?


I know one bloke at least that tall who has a very nice Chas Roberts.
I'm guessing Thorn will also do any size you want.


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BIG ONE

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"Peter Goddard" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Hello,
> The last bike I had was 20 years ago. It was a 25 3/4" Dawes
>Galaxy. Now I'm ready to buy another bike but it appears that people have
>shrunk! What bikes are tall people riding these days? It seems that 60cm is
>now XL. There don't seem to be many 60cm bikes in the shops either. I tried
>a 58cm but the seat post was so long it looked more like a mono cycle. Boo
>hoo.
>
>Cheers
>
>Peter.
>



I ride a ridgeback
 
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Helen Deborah Vecht

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"Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]>typed


> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:58:15 GMT, "Peter Goddard"
> <[email protected]> wrote in message
> <[email protected]>:


> >The last bike I had was 20 years ago. It was a 25 3/4" Dawes
> >Galaxy. Now I'm ready to buy another bike but it appears that people have
> >shrunk! What bikes are tall people riding these days?


> I know one bloke at least that tall who has a very nice Chas Roberts.
> I'm guessing Thorn will also do any size you want.


My 6'4" friend (Audax UK hon Events Secretary) rides a 24" Thorn Audax.
There is a lot of seatpin showing but it looks 'right'.

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Tony Raven

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Peter Goddard wrote:
> Hello,
> The last bike I had was 20 years ago. It was a 25 3/4" Dawes
> Galaxy. Now I'm ready to buy another bike but it appears that people have
> shrunk! What bikes are tall people riding these days? It seems that 60cm is
> now XL. There don't seem to be many 60cm bikes in the shops either. I tried
> a 58cm but the seat post was so long it looked more like a mono cycle. Boo
> hoo.
>
> Cheers
>


Amongst others I ride a 63cm Cannondale (a stock size) but am 2" taller
at 6'6"

Tony
 
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wheeler

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Tony Raven wrote:
>>

>
> Amongst others I ride a 63cm Cannondale (a stock size) but am 2"
> taller at 6'6"
>
> Tony


I too ride a 63cm Cannondale (tourer) and a 'Large' (I don't know what that
means) Cannondale hardtail MTB (through chance, not because I'm a Dale
Pimp). The tourer does me fine, and I reckon I might have got away with a
smaller size and longer seatpost, as the top tube length is loooong (be sure
to take that into account - very variable between bikes and impacts on
riding position substantially).
I'm 6' 3.5", although I claim to be 6' 4". (Apologies to Lyle Lovett).
(That's my brackets quota for the year).
 
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Dave Larrington

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My mate Big Iain (6'6") has an HP Velotechnik Speedmachine, a Windcheetah
and a home-built low racer, but I imagine that's not quite what you had in
mind :)

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James Annan

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Peter Goddard wrote:

> Hello,
> The last bike I had was 20 years ago. It was a 25 3/4" Dawes
> Galaxy. Now I'm ready to buy another bike but it appears that people have
> shrunk! What bikes are tall people riding these days? It seems that 60cm is
> now XL. There don't seem to be many 60cm bikes in the shops either. I tried
> a 58cm but the seat post was so long it looked more like a mono cycle. Boo
> hoo.


If I was looking for another bike, I would certainly look at Cannondale.
Last time I considered it, they had a 27" touring frame and ~26" road
racing frame. Many steel manufacturers seem to balk at such sizes.

James
 
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Dulwich Cyclist

Guest
hi,
i am 6ft 2 1/2
I ride an xl marin larkspur
it fits beautifully
Paul

"James Annan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Peter Goddard wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> > The last bike I had was 20 years ago. It was a 25 3/4" Dawes
> > Galaxy. Now I'm ready to buy another bike but it appears that people

have
> > shrunk! What bikes are tall people riding these days? It seems that 60cm

is
> > now XL. There don't seem to be many 60cm bikes in the shops either. I

tried
> > a 58cm but the seat post was so long it looked more like a mono cycle.

Boo
> > hoo.

>
> If I was looking for another bike, I would certainly look at Cannondale.
> Last time I considered it, they had a 27" touring frame and ~26" road
> racing frame. Many steel manufacturers seem to balk at such sizes.
>
> James
 
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Alan Braggins

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In article <[email protected]>, Peter Goddard wrote:
>Hello,
> The last bike I had was 20 years ago. It was a 25 3/4" Dawes
>Galaxy. Now I'm ready to buy another bike but it appears that people have
>shrunk! What bikes are tall people riding these days? It seems that 60cm is
>now XL. There don't seem to be many 60cm bikes in the shops either. I tried
>a 58cm but the seat post was so long it looked more like a mono cycle. Boo
>hoo.


I'm 6'3" and have an old Dawes Kingpin to which a Raleigh Twenty has
generously donated 8" or so of seattube to extend it, with the help of an
extra seatpost. And a Raleigh Vitesse and a GT Arrete.
 
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Simon Brooke

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in message <[email protected]>, Peter Goddard
('[email protected]') wrote:

> Hello,
> The last bike I had was 20 years ago. It was a 25 3/4" Dawes
> Galaxy. Now I'm ready to buy another bike but it appears that people
> have shrunk! What bikes are tall people riding these days? It seems
> that 60cm is now XL. There don't seem to be many 60cm bikes in the
> shops either. I tried a 58cm but the seat post was so long it looked
> more like a mono cycle. Boo hoo.


The geometry has changed. Toptubes are (relatively) longer for the same
length seat tube. Whereas twenty years ago the fashion was to have very
little seatpost exposed, now the fashion is to have much more seatpost
exposed. In theory this is about making the rear triangle stiffer but
in practice it's about not having to make so many sizes of frame.
Twenty years ago I road 26" frames. My twelve year old bike has a 25"
frame. My last-year's bike has a 24" frame, but is longer on the top
tube, and I could have got away with one size down.

I was 6'3" before I smashed my fifth thoracic vertebra; now I'm a bit
over 6'1" but my legs are still the same length.

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Just zis Guy, you know?

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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 10:21:46 -0000, "Dave Larrington"
<[email protected]> wrote in message
<[email protected]>:

>My mate Big Iain (6'6") has an HP Velotechnik Speedmachine, a Windcheetah
>and a home-built low racer, but I imagine that's not quite what you had in
>mind :)


It is, on the other hand, /exactly/ what I had in mind...


Guy
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