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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:19 am 
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Hi
I am 5 11 with 32 leg jeans and I have squirrelled away a stash of money and I am looking for something. I am looking for something with a top tube hopefully no longer than 56cm ish and a head tube that is 150 or bigger.

Preferably 1980s but can be flexy either side.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:41 am 
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I've just picked up a Motobecane frame and forks, which I was hoping to build up, but I'm starting to think will be much too small for me.

Top tube is 56cm, but only 135mm head tube, so prob won't fit you needs, but let me know if you want more details.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:12 am 
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Hi
It will be too low at the front for my crappy back. I have a Ti raleigh and it has a 145 head tube and higher wouldn't hurt.
Thank anyway cheers john


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Hi

Got this single speed 1970 Cluad Butler Road/path

Its a flip flop hub so should be ideal. I'm 5'11 too, fits me
Perfectly.


Last edited by Grease Monkey on Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:18 pm 
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Grease Monkey wrote:
Hi

Got this single speed 1970 Cluad Butler Road/path

Its a flip flop hub so should be ideal. I'm 5'11 too, fits me
Perfectly.


Sorry not the one for me but a very nice bike still


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Hi pal. I have this Faggin frameset (or full-bike though it's not finished just yet), Seat-tube 56ctc and I believe top-tube is also 56ctc. PM if interested.

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Kal


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Darn! Missing the 150mm head-tube bits. The Faggin is a pursuit/time-trial frame so HT is low.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:53 am 
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[quote="Kal85"]Darn! Missing the 150mm head-tube bits. The Faggin is a pursuit/time-trial frame so HT is low.

I was excited there until I realised that wasn't perspective


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:58 am 
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What kind of bike are you looking for, examples? My mates got about dozen steel bikes and a very irritable wife! What's with the 150mm head tube, is it not more important to get the seat tube length correct for your inside leg?

I've got a Bates Cantiflex might suit, but it's difficult unless your more specific about your *needs ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:03 am 
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With a quill stem you have about 35mm up and down adjustment at the front of a bike, most ITM stainless stems have a min insert line which would give you nearly
40mm of vertical adjustment.

Bad backs can often be relieved by sitting further back over the wheel and having about 2-3cm slope between you and the bars. I've found this the most comfortable set up and been using it about 15 years and I suffer a bad back off the bike too.


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