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Old October 14th 04, 07:19 AM
hippy
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http://www.speedgoat.com/images/blog/ib04-ming-T.jpg

"So you thought you had problems getting a bike to fit you?
Try being 7'6"! This 29er Gunnar Ruffian was built for
Houston Rockets basketball star Yao Ming. Having me
standing behind the bike gives it something to scale it to,
and as you can see, this thing was massive. I guess when
you're 7'6" and you want a bike to ride your options are
very limited, hats off to Gunnar for pulling this frame and
fork off for the big man."

hippy


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Old October 14th 04, 07:24 AM
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"hippy" wrote in message
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http://www.speedgoat.com/images/blog/ib04-ming-T.jpg

"So you thought you had problems getting a bike to fit you?
Try being 7'6"! This 29er Gunnar Ruffian was built for
Houston Rockets basketball star Yao Ming. Having me
standing behind the bike gives it something to scale it to,
and as you can see, this thing was massive. I guess when
you're 7'6" and you want a bike to ride your options are
very limited, hats off to Gunnar for pulling this frame and
fork off for the big man."

hippy


His next trick will be getting shoes and pedals to go with it. Are those
700C wheels? And do you know how wide they were? I can't help but doubt that
he'd be using extra light wheels.


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Old October 14th 04, 07:25 AM
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hippy Wrote:
http://www.speedgoat.com/images/blog/ib04-ming-T.jpg

"So you thought you had problems getting a bike to fit you?
Try being 7'6"! This 29er Gunnar Ruffian was built for
Houston Rockets basketball star Yao Ming. Having me
standing behind the bike gives it something to scale it to,
and as you can see, this thing was massive. I guess when
you're 7'6" and you want a bike to ride your options are
very limited, hats off to Gunnar for pulling this frame and
fork off for the big man."

hippy


I suppose penny-farthings would come into play?

Ritc

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Old October 14th 04, 07:39 AM
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"ritcho"
hippy Wrote:
http://www.speedgoat.com/images/blog/ib04-ming-T.jpg


I suppose penny-farthings would come into play?


Speaking of Penny Farthings.. did anyone see
the MX paper the other day, with an article about
a dude riding across Oz on a PF?!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ex/3736232.stm
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=20041

The next street-fix.. a PF.. imagine that rolling
down the highway!

"Oh, I didn't see you.."
"Buuuullshhheeeeet!"

hippy


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Old October 14th 04, 07:44 AM
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"hippy" == hippy writes:

hippy Having me standing behind the bike gives it something to
hippy scale it to, and as you can see, this thing was massive.

And you are how tall Hippy? Just curious, that think looks like the
saddle's up to your arm pit!
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Old October 14th 04, 07:51 AM
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"hippy" == hippy writes:


hippy Having me standing behind the bike gives it something to
hippy scale it to, and as you can see, this thing was massive.

And you are how tall Hippy? Just curious, that think looks like the
saddle's up to your arm pit!


That's not me.. that paragraph was in quotes.
Check out speedgoat's site for the original.

hippy


 




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