|Need advice on buying 64cm frame||packyb|
Aug 19, 2002 7:57 AM
|I am looking for advice on a quality production steel (would consider carbon and maybe aluminum) frame that will fit me. I am 6'3", weigh about 195 lbs, with long legs. My old ride was a late 80's Tommaso frame, but it cracked. I am considering a Serotta, but I am trying to avoid the cost of a custom frame, and instead buy a complete production bike to save $.
Seat tube: 64cm C-C, Top Tube: 61cm C-C. 73 degree seat tube angle.
Ideally, I don't want a frame (specifically a head tube) that looks like it was built for Manute Bol - willing to stack spacers, etc., but I want to keep my stem at 12cm (i.e. no short top tubes).
Anyone have suggestions on large production frames or manufacturers that might work?
|Might check due date on Rivendell's new bike||Silverback|
Aug 19, 2002 8:18 AM
|Rivendell makes the Atlantis and Rambouillet (all-around and road versions of its custom frames) up to 64, then jumps to 68. Frame/fork are $990 now, I think, complete bike around $2100.
If that's too much (it is for me...), the last Riv Flyer mentioned a complete road bike they're planning for about $1300 that would come in only two sizes, 65 and 68cm. Not sure of the dates, but the Atlantis and Rambo are so slick I think it's worth looking at. www.rivendellbicycles.com
|re: Need advice on buying 64cm frame||cdale02|
Aug 19, 2002 8:24 AM
|I'm 6' 3.5" and weigh 205. I recently picked up a 63cm CAAD5 Cannondale. This frame will probably work for you. I am fairly proportional and use a 12omm stem and the bike is dialed in for me. I had a 60cm CAAD3 and the frame always felt a bit small. The 63 feels a lot better.
In my experience the Trek OCLV (in their largest size - 62 c-top of seat tube, was a bit small for me. The Trek Aluminum frames come in a 63 that may work for you as well.
I also have a 61c-c Ti frame that fits me perfecly as well although I use a 130mm stem on that frame.
FYI I was sized on a Serotta fit kit as needing a 62c-c x 62 frame.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
Aug 20, 2002 7:24 AM
|I've done quite a bit of searching, and as far as I can tell, you can't get a 64 cm (C-C) production frame. I'm 6'5" and I have two 65 cm (C-C) frames from TET Cycles (Tom Teesdale). In my opinion, he makes a good frame and is very reasonably priced.
You might also look at Cannondale because they now offer custom sized frames. I don't know how their priced.