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Old March 14th 05, 07:58 PM
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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Old March 14th 05, 10:12 PM
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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:58:15 GMT, "Peter Goddard"
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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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Old March 14th 05, 10:36 PM
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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

Peter.



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Old March 14th 05, 11:15 PM
Helen Deborah Vecht
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"Just zis Guy, you know?" typed


On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:58:15 GMT, "Peter Goddard"
wrote in message
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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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Old March 14th 05, 11:25 PM
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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Old March 15th 05, 08:23 AM
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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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Old March 15th 05, 10:21 AM
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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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Old March 15th 05, 11:52 AM
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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Old March 15th 05, 12:26 PM
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hi,
i am 6ft 2 1/2
I ride an xl marin larkspur
it fits beautifully
Paul

"James Annan" wrote in message
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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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Old March 15th 05, 02:34 PM
Alan Braggins
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In article , 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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