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Need advice on buying 64cm frame(4 posts)

Need advice on buying 64cm framepackyb
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 bikeSilverback
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 framecdale02
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.
CustomStewK
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.