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Postby kukamunga » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:20 pm

You can get a steeper than 10degree stem. Try this one at cell bikes for only $20 + p&h. (though your bars are probably 25.8/26.0mm, not 25.4mm :? )

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Postby munga » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:25 pm

twizzle wrote:I'm only 191.5cm, but my pedal-to-seat height is ~105cm. The drop to the bars is a real pain - literally.


sounds like you need my monster frame. 89cm from pedal to top of seat tube (on 172.5mm cranks) :shock:
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Postby twizzle » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:27 pm

kukamunga wrote:You can get a steeper than 10degree stem. Try this one at cell bikes for only $20 + p&h. (though your bars are probably 25.8/26.0mm, not 25.4mm :? )


Wow - 35 degree! (that's a link to CRC, but I found the Cell one) 25.8 bars are O.K. for both 25.4 and 26.0 stem, but my bar is a 26. Cell only lists one stem for 26.0, and it's $194.95. The current stem cost me ~$70. No-one is carrying 26.0 stems any more - they are all 25.4 or 31.8 DAMN THEM! It's also amazing how many shop assistants don't understand that 25.4 and 26.0 aren't compatible, and there are lots of stems which aren't marked.
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Postby twizzle » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:28 pm

munga wrote:
twizzle wrote:I'm only 191.5cm, but my pedal-to-seat height is ~105cm. The drop to the bars is a real pain - literally.


sounds like you need my monster frame. 89cm from pedal to top of seat tube (on 172.5mm cranks) :shock:


That's huge! Got a picture?
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Postby munga » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:03 pm

Introducing Avocet the Tallish One:

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compare the forks from my 55cm Europa:


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Postby twizzle » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:30 pm

Jeezus - when did Goliath start riding bikes? What's the top tube length?
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Postby munga » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:55 pm

56cm i think. i weighed the bare frame today on the kitchen scales: 2504g

Edit: 58cm top tube
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Postby twizzle » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:00 am

That must have an amazingly high stand-over height. Planning on riding it?
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Postby munga » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:07 am

not a chance. i think it'll go in the shed for resto. bought purely as a donor, and the OMGosh factor.
i'm 5'10" and comfortably ride a 53-54 with about a handful of post, and on my tiptoes, i was polishing the top tube. there's no way i could have sat on the saddle and rotated the pedals.
i bought it from an 'ebay reseller', who claims the 70 year old guy was about 6'6".
i'd imagine the original owner was a bit taller 25 or so years ago when it was built.
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:43 pm

munga wrote:i'm 5'10" and comfortably ride a 53-54 with about a handful of post
Good god you must have short legs. I am 5'10" as well. I have got a 56cm Berretto and have about 16cm of post sticking out and this is with a Brook's Professional mounted on top. I think I really should be riding a 58 or even a 60 cm frame.
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Postby munga » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:58 pm

ok. 5'8" now that i've checked.. 78cm inseam.
still short legged?
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Postby twizzle » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:09 pm

munga wrote:ok. 5'8" now that i've checked.. 78cm inseam.
still short legged?


Yep - I'm 6'3.5" and I have a ~93cm inseam. So - I'm guessing we have roughly the same torso length.
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Postby munga » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:43 pm

bugger.
ok, well buy my monster frame then, Mr TallPants 8)
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Postby twizzle » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:40 am

I'm too scared of the stand-over height!

But... is that 27" or 700C, and if the later, do you want to chuck some wheels on and get an estimate of S.O.?
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Postby Astley » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:52 pm

Hey Munga, you still got that frame?
If yes, how much you want for it?
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Postby munga » Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:47 pm

fo shizzle muh nizzle, but twizzle has first dibs if i decide to sell it.
it won't be cheap tho..

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Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:37 pm

Astley wrote:Hey Munga, you still got that frame?
If yes, how much you want for it?
G'day, I have got a similar giant sized steel frame for sale on eBay at the moment if your interested.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... :IT&ih=019
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Postby twizzle » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:04 am

singlespeedscott wrote:
Astley wrote:Hey Munga, you still got that frame?
If yes, how much you want for it?
G'day, I have got a similar giant sized steel frame for sale on eBay at the moment if your interested.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... :IT&ih=019


Shhhhhhh! I'm one of the watchers! I'm skipping that Bianchi because the TT is too long, but your frame is the exact size that the frame sizing calculations came up with.
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Re: Got me a road bike.

Postby Fletcher » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:41 pm

sounds like you need my monster frame. 89cm from pedal to top of seat tube (on 172.5mm cranks


That frame reminds me of one I saw on the bike paths last sunday. Some strange guy riding in pyjama pants had a big old Ricardo mtb-type bike with a similar sized frame. I asked him about it, but he had no idea. The head tube was sloped back at a similar angle too. I'd never seen one like it. Definitely early/mid 1980s bike.
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Re: Got me a road bike.

Postby twizzle » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:57 pm

Oh feck, the frame has cracked. :evil:

There's a crack in the bottom head tube lug where the cable stop adjuster was brazed on, which runs from the edge of the lug and heading back up around the cable stop. It's done about 19,000km since I put it together, which probably wasn't bad for a cheap 70's HiTens frame. I've rung the frame guy, I'll pick up my spare frame next week (60cm, most likely a Repco Superlite but it was branded as an 'Ultralite'). In the meantime I've marked the inner end of the crack and I'll keep an eye on it until I can build up the other frame.

Edit: can't spell. :roll:
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Re: Got me a road bike.

Postby twizzle » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:21 pm

Not very clear in the pic, but it was pretty obvious where some grease had been attracted to the crack.

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Re: Got me a road bike.

Postby drubie » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:01 pm

The olympic 12 might suit you better if you can get one - they've got odd proportions and long head tubes. Sure it's nit just a crack in the paint though? Scratch it off with a stanley blade and check the metal with a magnifying glass .
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Re: Got me a road bike.

Postby twizzle » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:29 pm

It's powdercoat, it doesn't crack unless you do nasty things to it. :(
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Re: Got me a road bike.

Postby y3ntil » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:44 am

unlucky mate, at least you got a fair ride on it
here have some sympathy :)
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Re: Got me a road bike.

Postby Fletcher » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:51 am

twizzle wrote:Oh feck, the frame has cracked. :evil:


Damn, that blows. Take solace in the fact that least you had the satisfaction of riding it to death.
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