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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've always wanted to try out a top Italian (or perhaps Italian style -- something like a Merckx would be interesting) racer, so this is my next project. I am 6' 6" so I need at least a 25 inch/64 cm frame. 70s frameset preferred. Any condition so long as the steel is straight, sound and undamaged.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:09 am
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Location: Northern Ireland, UK
Hi -

Would you consider a Dutch/English frame?

Taller people generally do well hunting for Gazelle etc. Occasionally English large frames come up, but the 62cms I've seen so far were all Dutch. 64 would be quite hard in 70s, again Dutch / English or maybe ebay.de.

Italian 52-55 mostly, sometimes 57.

Just my two cents :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks... I might go Dutch, but already have a fair collection of big English bikes! I have seen one or two big Italian frames in the past (after all, they are plenty of tall Italian cyclists) and regularly curse myself for not buying them...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:14 pm 
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Location: london
How big is big?

63cm seat tube with 58cm top tube too small?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Moser was pretty tall! I'm on eBay.it if I spot something will let you know. Prices there much better than uk if you don't mind having to read through / ask about postage.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:48 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Rolling Thunder, it's a tad small but I might be tempted!

JWestland, that is very kind of you -- thanks! I don't at all mind the effort of dealing with an Italian seller. I've had appalling problems sending bits and pieces to Italy, but the couple of times I've bought have been fine. And in fact all the Italian folk I've dealt with through ebay -- buyers and sellers -- have been very friendly.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Northern Ireland, UK
http://www.ebay.it/itm/Telaio-bici-da-c ... 41790bfce0

60x62?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/classic-CILO-SWI ... 232f9253d5

Bloody expensive but 63. Cilo is a Swiss brand with Italian style frames...maybe you can grab one cheaper elsewhere. I saw one on e-bay.co.uk actually, just a touch too small 59 I think.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:40 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:01 pm
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Location: Leicestershire, UK
I have a powder-coated Pinarello, with a 58cm top tube, 19.2 cm headtube, 62ctt seat tube.
Columbus steel (SL, I Believe). The head tube lenght made it too tall for me at 6'3''.

Campag dropouts on the frame, non-original forks(Columbus, with Col drop-outs), head set and Campag bottom bracket. Cable routing through top tube. Only ridden once since powder-coated, (red with white panels) and has been sitting in my garage for the past two years, as it is too tall for me.

PM me if you want some pics and any more details. £125 posted.

David


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks, David, but this isn't quite what I am looking for and is probably anyway a bit on the small side for me...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Northern Ireland, UK
http://www.lfgss.com/thread117785.html#post3951978

Look what I found :)

I can ask seller to hold while you sign-up if you are keen.


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