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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:35 am 
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Even if these huge bikes have so-called "long" 180mm cranks, it must be the equivalent of an average height person riding 100mm cranks.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:00 pm 
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There is something strangly 'nice' about them tho................and what else can a big bloke do?? :lol:


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Another 700C wheeled gate for a 6'7" rider.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:10 am 
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stedlocks wrote:
I got speaking to the chap and he was getting it serviced before setting off on a solo round the world bike ride!


I was thinking that its unlikely someone is going to ride off on that if you left it unlocked, although shorter forum members may be able to ride standing inside the front tri.

Then again there is a fair amount of tubing there if you did want to make a gate...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:51 pm 
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Since when did the average bike thief ride away? You'd have to be startlingly tall for your bike to be too big to fit in a SWB transit! :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:52 am 
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I reckon I could tailwhip my mountain bike through the front triangle of one of my mates track bikes!! lol
Biggest head tube going around in Sydney! :lol:

*Edit* Actually, we have both extreme's here. Another girl I ride with must have the worlds smallest Vivalo track bike. The head tube cane be any longer than 60mm. Its so short she had to cut her quill stem down so it wouldn't touch the front tire!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:32 am 
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i ride a 63cm
have seen ones as big as 66cm


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:04 pm 
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I've always wondered why those gate bikes were taller in height and not in the wheelbase. It looks likes the rider must be cramped and the bike unstable with the weight of a 6,6ft tall guy.
I also wonder if flexibility isn't excessive and why there isn't an additional tube to act against it.
Please instruct me :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:23 pm 
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And there are other questions, not least of which being: is butted tubing available off the shelf in those lengths?

A lesser question is does the tubing have to be heavier gauge because it's longer and the rider will presumably be heavier?


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