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Tall people and Colnago'smax
Feb 8, 2002 12:05 PM
Are there any of you out there over 6 feet tall riding a Colnago? If so, what size and what are your measurements? I am 6'1" with a 34" inseam and ride a 60cm C-40. My cranks are 175's and my stem is a 140. The bike feels great but I have 160mm of seat post showing from the top tube (not the extension) to the bottom of the seat rails and this looks rather high.

I know Colnago relies on freuler seat tubes to get their frame size and their top tubes go up a bit with each frame size. I just have not seen too many big Colnago's.
re: Tall people and Colnago'sRutterMan
Feb 8, 2002 12:42 PM
I have 62cm MXL with a 59cm top tube and a 110mm stem. I'm 6'3 and also have a 34 inch inseam, the bike fits me fine and I have no discomfort on long rides, I have no idea how much seatpost I have showing. One thing I will say is that I had a hard time finding the larger sized Colnago's in the US.
what he said...took me months to get one from ItalyColnagoFE
Feb 8, 2002 1:13 PM
And you can forget about finding a 60+cm bike to test ride. You just gotta get fitted and trust your fitter.
what he said...took me months to get one from ItalyRutterMan
Feb 8, 2002 1:20 PM
Instead of calling every Colnago dealer I just called the distributor, trial-tir, and asked if they had any in stock and when they did I called my local Colnago dealer and had them order it.

On a side note, they are very easy to find in Holland as the population tends to be taller and they sponsor Rabobank.
62 cm MXLColnagoFE
Feb 8, 2002 1:12 PM
I love this bike. 175 cranks, 110-0 degree stem for a bit of rise with a coupla spacers even...the headtubes are desgined for more of a racing posture than my back can handle, but other than that I really like this bike. I'm about 6'2" with around a 36" inseam. Am a bit short waisted if that helps.
Thanks for your timemax
Feb 8, 2002 2:05 PM
Thanks for the quick responses. I guess once you get to a Colnago in the size of 61,62,63cm you are really just dealing with the top tube length considering they all have a 58.2cm cc seat tube.

I am still interested in how much seatpost everyone is showing.
Feb 8, 2002 6:51 PM
sorry if this is a duplicate...
my proportions are similar to yours colnagoFE. 93 cm inseam and a relatively short torso, as Im 6'2" (191cm) in height.
I was thinking about a size 64, mainly to get the bigger head tube. Anyone seen or ridden a 64; does this sound too big for me?. as i recall the tt and st c-c are 59. head tube is something like 203. Im not super flexible and have some back curvature so i need a bit more rise in the front.
On my strong frame, which is 59 c-c seat t, i have about 160 cm seat post showing (straight up to end of post, not the clamp which is set back). thanks.
6'1+" Masterlight owner12x23
Feb 8, 2002 3:33 PM
I have a 62cm Masterlight I purchased in 97. It has a 58.2cm tt and I use a 12.5cm ITM Eclypse stem. I am just under 6'2" and measure a 90cm inseam, (barefeet, back against the wall with straight edge pulled firm to crotch). I show 143mm of post measured middle of saddle rail to top of the seattube extension, which is about 161mm to the top of the seattube.
I would prefer my Masterlight to be a 60cm, (trade-yuh-even ;-) ), and as a matter of fact it is currently for sale. I ride 60cm OCLV's fwiw and I guess that makes my Mlight feel a little big.
6'1+" Masterlight ownermax
Feb 8, 2002 4:32 PM
12x23, what color is your 62cm Masterlight? I may be interested in buying.
61cm C40 - 6'2".Duke249
Feb 8, 2002 3:42 PM
I have a 33" inseam and ride a 61cm C40. The nice thing about this is that it is basically at 58cm c-c with a 58cm top tube. Excellent bicycle.
slightly smallerhinaults dog
Feb 8, 2002 11:09 PM
i am just over 6 foot with
a 33 inside leg but only ride a 57
centre top 172.5 cranks
12/13 cm stem (cant remember exactly
frame's a bit small...C-40
Feb 9, 2002 7:24 AM
If you had purchased a more appropriate size the distance from the top tube to the bottom of the seat rails would be in the 14 to 15cm range.

A 62cm would be about the largest that you should ride. The additional top tube length would also allow you to use a 130 stem. The head tube would also be almost 2cm longer, which would raise the bar height, without the use of steering tube spacers.

If you're not using speedplay pedals, changing to speedplays could reduce your saddle height by as much as 1cm compared to LOOK's.

I would also bet (from your saddle height) that your cycling inseam is more than 34 inches (86.4cm). My inseam is 83cm and I'm only 5'-7" in height, riding a 55cm.
Feb 9, 2002 8:07 AM
The distance from the top tube to the bottom of my seat rails is about 13cm and the top of my (Colnago Hoskar)saddle is 17cm above the top tube. I still have a relatively large 10cm distance from the top of the saddle to the top of the bars using an 80 degree stem with no steering tube spacers.

If your saddle rails are 16cm above the top tube and the top of your saddle (20cm?) above the top tube, you could use up to a 63cm frame. The head tube would be 2.5cm taller and the top tube would be 1cm longer.