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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:42 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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I'm fed up with teeny tiny 19" (!) frames. Who made big frames so I can look out for them? I can kick off with 2 that I am aware of:

Proflex Way Big (21.5")
Dave Yates Diabolo (21.5")

and I've got both of these...

Nothing ever seems to fit me :cry:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:45 pm 
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Miyata did 22.5" c-t


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:37 pm 
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Muddy Fox Courier came in 23" and I briefly had a 23" Falcon Everest in 1988. More like a gate than a bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:00 pm 
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Dyna Tech bonded Ti's came in 21" flavour (real 21" seat tube as well, not imaginary lines to the seat post).

Orange made gates in 21" too. :wink:

Pace did 20"

Obviously all the custom guy's made big frames, as did Marin.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:05 pm 
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im pretty sure GT used to make some absolute whoppers. i remember reading about a custom one they did for a basketball guy once too.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:20 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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how about this road frame 31" made by Dave Yates!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:31 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
I'm fed up with teeny tiny 19" (!) frames. Who made big frames so I can look out for them? I can kick off with 2 that I am aware of:

Proflex Way Big (21.5")
Dave Yates Diabolo (21.5")

and I've got both of these...

Nothing ever seems to fit me :cry:


DUDE! you're an ideal candidate for a custom built frame. check out the build quality on jez curtlo. exceptional & pretty good value for money... or give rody a shout :D


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:57 pm 
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Is there a High and Mighty for the taller retro off roader? If so, please lt me know


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:12 am 
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DUDE! you're an ideal candidate for a custom built frame.


one day, oh yes, one day.... might even build my own on a Dave Yates frame building course!!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:14 am 
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ededwards wrote:
Is there a High and Mighty for the taller retro off roader? If so, please lt me know


It's true though isn't it - nothing seems to cater for the taller rider? It's even worse than getting clothes to fit! :D


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