What size bike am I?

dRizzle
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What size bike am I?

Postby dRizzle » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:17 pm

I am in the market for my first real brand new bike, a fixie to be exact. I havent had a new bike since I was a kid growing up, so I have grown quite a lot since my last bike.

I am 6'7" (200cm) with an inseam measurement of 100cm. Long legs, I know.

I noticed that most custom fixies only have a max size of 59cm. Do they come in any bigger sizes? Which websites/stores?

What size should I be looking at buying? I havent gone to any store yet, just want an idea of what I should ask to try first.

Bike will be used once or twice a week.

Budget is $400~

Thanks.


Edit. I have seen this bike and will go and test ride it soon. As it comes in larger sizes. Whatever that means.
http://crinocycles.bikeit.com.au/bicycl ... /102078966

dRizzle
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Re: What size bike am I?

Postby dRizzle » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:38 pm

Thank you all for your help... :?


Looks like I'm on my own and will have to look in every store and exhaust all avenues via websites.

Surely someone knows of a tall person buying a bike that didn't cost as much as a small car.

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Re: What size bike am I?

Postby HLC » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:53 pm

With a budget of $400 you aren't going to get much, so you'll have to deal with a 59cm and compensate with a long seatpost and stem.

Sorry to say but that's your only option.

You could always buy a frame and build a bike, but that will blow the 400 budget quick smart.

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Re: What size bike am I?

Postby Dan » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:33 am

Yep, your measurements mean you'll most likely not find anything suitable through normal avenues. Just like you have troubles buying dress shoes, pants, etc. - same goes here.
You can get a custom made Europa frame for about $600 - I'd suggest that may be a good start.

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Re: What size bike am I?

Postby twizzle » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:41 pm

dRizzle wrote:I am 6'7" (200cm) with an inseam measurement of 100cm. Long legs, I know.


Start here.

I ride with a guy who is about 2cm taller than you, he rides a 64cm frame. Given your inseam measurement, I have a niggling suspicion that you won't be comfortable on a 'square' frame anyway. I'm 193cm with a ~93.5cm inseam, so we have similar torso length, and I use a 58cm top tube. The Ribble winter/audax 64cm with a fixie conversion might do in a pinch...
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