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Old 11-24-20, 05:57 PM
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Post Pics of your 60CM+ Bike!

Here's mine - 63.5CM frame.





Lots of work done since I bought it:

- Removed stuck seatpost
-new 700c front rim
-Rehauled Bottom bracket
- rehauled rear hub
- New Biopace crankset
- New stem and handlebars
- Replaced the rear tire
- New brake lines and housing
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Old 11-25-20, 03:38 AM
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Guerciotti TSX that I built up in 2014.

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Old 11-25-20, 05:32 AM
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A pair of 66’s.



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62cm H1 Trek Emonda SLR

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~64cm 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour



~64cm 1981 Trek 716 (very modified)



~63cm 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile

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Love seeing all the tall bikes, they look so normal to me.

66CM Gunnar Sport



My baby, 64Cm Chris Kvale




66CM A.Homer Hilsen



68CM Clockwork

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Old 11-25-20, 08:18 AM
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A pair of 66s.



Gunnar frames are absolutely fantastic. That second one in particular looks to be a very good fit for you. A rare occasion where drop bars would work best and actually feel comfortable.
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Old 11-25-20, 08:19 AM
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Tall bikes here look great! Love the Gunnars and chrome Super Le Tour!
66cm Cannondale CAAD5 -
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
~64cm 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour



~64cm 1981 Trek 716 (very modified)



~63cm 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile

Originally Posted by Kobe View Post
Love seeing all the tall bikes, they look so normal to me.

66CM Gunnar Sport



My baby, 64Cm Chris Kvale




66CM A.Homer Hilsen



68CM Clockwork

Gorgeous bikes? You guys mind explaining the differences between all of them and which ones you prefer based on fit?

Wish mine was in such good condition , lol
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Old 11-25-20, 08:26 AM
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Tall bikes here look great! Love the Gunnars and chrome Super Le Tour!
66cm Cannondale CAAD5 -
How does it compare to the vintage stuff?
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Old 11-25-20, 08:26 AM
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62cm H1 Trek Emonda SLR

Looks like that frame is still a bit small for you!
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Old 11-25-20, 08:48 AM
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How does it compare to the vintage stuff?
That's easy! Faster! Just like any other red bike. I've really come to appreciate the Cannondale frames for the exact reason other people hate them. They're stiff, but when you're tall enough to ride a 66 you tend to have enough weight to take the edge of the stiffness and what you're left with is an efficient, fast and relatively comfortable ride.
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Originally Posted by jrg1244 View Post
That's easy! Faster! Just like any other red bike. I've really come to appreciate the Cannondale frames for the exact reason other people hate them. They're stiff, but when you're tall enough to ride a 66 you tend to have enough weight to take the edge of the stiffness and what you're left with is an efficient, fast and relatively comfortable ride.


To be honest, going from aluminum to chromoly, I will never ride anything but steel from now on. That initial compliance you get over smaller imperfections is so wonderfully supple with the steel tubing. Even the edge of large impacts seems to be dispatched with relative effortlessness.
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Here's mine - 63.5CM frame.

A Thomson seatpost is somehow both unexpected and also par for the course with you.
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Old 11-25-20, 09:13 AM
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Well call it 63.5 cm but it was a 25 Schwinn Sprint from 1985, their very bottom of the line road bike at the time. Everything but the headset is changed; I ended up using the original parts from the Sprint to build up a bike for my son on a 23 Le Tour frame and had this frame left over.




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I took my 60cm De Rosa out for a Sunday ride with some friends and forgot to bring my shoes. I rode 22 miles wearing clogs.




Recently picked up this 85 Specialized Allez SE for $250 off Craigslist. It was in really good condition.



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Old 11-25-20, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
A Thomson seatpost is somehow both unexpected and also par for the course with you.


It came fitted on my GT when i first bought it. It was all I had laying around for use at the time.

If you heard the story as to how the auto body mechanic got this seatpost (which turned out not to be the correct diameter) in there, you'll cringe.
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Originally Posted by Moisture View Post


It came fitted on my GT when i first bought it. It was all I had laying around for use at the time.

If you heard the story as to how the auto body mechanic got this seatpost (which turned out not to be the correct diameter) in there, you'll cringe.
I wouldnt think twice that you used an incorrect seatpost size. Of course you did- its perfectly in line with all the absurdity you have brought since your first posts about bike geometry.
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Originally Posted by Moisture View Post
Gunnar frames are absolutely fantastic. That second one in particular looks to be a very good fit for you.
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Looks like that frame is still a bit small for you!
Is there such a thing as a bike fitting savant? Someone who can look at a bike - without seeing or knowing anything about the rider - and immediately know if the bike is the right size?
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These were my 61cm Mongoose and my 59cm Gazelle. Both sold this year since I am mainly riding recumbents nowadays. I still have a 60cm City/Trekking bike from Fahrradmanufaktur in Germany.


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Windsor Profesional 25"

Mondia Special 25"

ItalVega Grand Rally 25" A rusty bike that I resurrected!

Kabuki Diamond Formula 25"
My perfect size is 63cm or 25" , but I have a couple of 60cm bikes as well. These are my 25" Bikes and I have a 25" Colnago Super that is on its way to me.
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I fit on 52-54cm frames but this Fuji Del Rey (62cm I think) was given to me by a friend, so technically it was mine for a few weeks while I installed new tires, cleaned and tuned it. Slammed saddle allowed for test rides as long as I remembered to tip sideways before dismounting! It was too big for the guy who gave it to me too.
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Originally Posted by Harhir View Post
These were my 61cm Mongoose and my 59cm Gazelle. Both sold this year since I am mainly riding recumbents nowadays. I still have a 60cm City/Trekking bike from Fahrradmanufaktur in Germany.


does that mongoose have 26" wheels? Is it a low end bike? How does it feel?
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