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6'8" friend looking for Ti frame - Nicolet?(6 posts)

6'8" friend looking for Ti frame - Nicolet?TFerguson
Aug 27, 2001 8:12 AM
I have a very tall friend looking for a very large Ti frame. He has found Nicolet(sp?) who makes one in about a 66 cm. Anyone with experience with this frame or company?
re: 6'8" friend looking for Ti frame - Nicolet?grzy mnky
Aug 27, 2001 11:19 AM
Maybe an off the shelf desing will work, but chances are he'll be better served going the custom route. 6'8" is a little beyond the norm for mass produced frames. Can't do much better than Serotta if he's an expereinced rider and knows what he wants.
What is he trying to accomplish?Spoke Wrench
Aug 27, 2001 12:31 PM
I have a bit of a problem when a person's first criteria is something that I consider to be all but irrelevent. "Do you carry Cannondale?" "I'm looking for a green bike."

Now we have a fellow, who is obviously going to have a certain amount of difficulty finding a bike which fits adequately, and his first cut is a frame material which is difficult to work with and consequently eliminates some of the more creative custom frame builders. I'm not convinced that long skinny ti tubes are the way to make a wonderful bike frame anyway.

If I were 6'8", I'd want to talk with somebody like Leonard Zinn about bike handling and ride quality. Zinn is a tall fellow himself and has made a specialty of building large size bicycle frames. I'd worry about the tubing material later.
What is he trying to accomplish?Cliff Oates
Aug 28, 2001 12:29 PM
FWIW, Waterford also has some experience building BIG frames: http://www.waterfordbikes.com/pibig.htm
re: 6'8" friend looking for Ti frame - Nicolet?Birddog
Aug 27, 2001 7:09 PM
Nicoletti is a nice Italian sounding name isn't it? It is really a labeling company.I think their bikes are either made in Red China or Russia to their frame dimensions which are pretty generic. I e-mailed them once with some questions about frame geometry, (just was it it, c to c or, c to t) and they couldn't answer the question correctly until after the third E-mail giving them instructions on how to measure. Needless to say, I lost interest quickly, although their prices were good and two owners that I E-mailed, thought their bikes were pretty good.
Serotta...jaybird
Aug 28, 2001 9:11 AM
for someone his size custom is the best... also try Seven if he must have ti...