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Who makes 64+cm bikes?(8 posts)

Who makes 64+cm bikes?XtrainRower
Aug 16, 2002 12:04 PM
I was looking for a new ride, but am having problems finding big bikes, having not looked in some time. My last road bike was a Dawes, 64 cm frame. It was right on the edge of being too small (the alternative at the time, a 68 cm Fuji felt like a noodle.) I was looking for full bikes, something I might try racing in some local triathalons, but could do a buildup if necessary. Any leads? I'm 6'4", ~210-215 lbs, 37+ inseam (measured).

What I have found are
Fuji, 64 max
Raligh 64 max lower end bikes
Litespeed 63 max
Lemond 63

A Zinn Big Bike Project frame was big enough but I was not planning to spend that much. Are his frames worth it?
KlienFred2000
Aug 16, 2002 12:12 PM
Klien has a large size (63 - 64) frame, but it is kind of a leap of faith as they are made to order.

Should find the geometry on their website.

I looked all over the place and finally went custom - Strong, Curtlo, and a few others I can't remember at the moment make some very nice frame at a good price.

Jon - Proud Owner of a Strong Frame
re: Who makes 64+cm bikes?gs6769
Aug 16, 2002 12:14 PM
You might look at a Gios. They list a 64 cm for their 'compact pro' frame. A 6'4" friend of mine has one and likes it quite a bit. If you've got long arms to match your legs, you may not like their typically short Italian top tube but their 64 is one tall cycle. www.excelsports.com
Uh... I guess I forgot the 37.5" sleeve lengthXtrainRower
Aug 16, 2002 12:20 PM
But, I'll check out the Gios

Thanks!
Rambouillet and Atlantis from Rivendell, plus...cory
Aug 16, 2002 12:21 PM
I have a 64cm Atlantis, Rivendell's OTC version of the custom Allrounder. Comes to 64cm, then jumps to 68. The Rambouillet (same sizes) has roadier geometry and slightly lighter tubing. I love the Atlantis. Frames w/forks are $990 now, I think.
Riv also plans a ~$1300 complete bike that will come only in 65 and 68cm. Don't know any details, but grant mentioned it in the flyer last week. Check www.rivendellbicycles.com
Koga-MiyataAndreas_Illesch
Aug 16, 2002 12:50 PM
www.koga.com
Big Boy BikesDoc Hollywood
Aug 16, 2002 1:04 PM
Serotta
C'Dale
Seven
Davidson
IF

Colnago.

Since you are all leg, you'll need a shorter TT. I ride a 64 and a 63, but my TT is a 63. I'm 6' 6" and a 36" inseam.

Doc
Thanks all!XtrainRower
Aug 18, 2002 2:59 AM
Checking out the various specs will take me a bit.

Again, thanks this has been a huge help.