Me too. At 6'6" I've spent a lot of time squinting at old steel bikes on ebay, trying to convince myself that with a few adjustments they'll be fine. I even bought a few. I'm guessing I might be in the shorter end of people who could comfortably ride that.
It's kind of cool but also has a loud freak-bike-for-lanky-freaks vibe. Almost theft proof though - no thief will be able to get their leg over the crossbar.
I asked for confirmed measurements on that frame and he gave me
seat tube 62cm CTT, 59cm CTC
top tube 56cm CTC,
head tube 198mm
Lovely frame I was trying to convince myself it wasn’t too small for me
...just needs a 160mm stem...?
Have you got further deets?
"loud freak-bike-for-lanky-freaks" will now be using this to describe all of my bikes.
Not my advert… hope that means the cross-post is OK.
Looks like great value here…
£650 the pair with lots of spares. Dibs spares if you collect ;-)
Koga Miyata Flyer 1990 63x58 £330
1990 FM1 STEEL. 63 CT 58 TOP TUBE. Campagnolo Record cranks 39/53. Shimano 105 5800 11 speed 11 to 30. Cero AR24 Wheels. 25mm tyres, some 28mm on back will fit. Some light scratches to bars which will respond to work and a mark on rear caliper, maybe from saddle bag or similar. Frame is power coated in Illusion Malbec and had no rust. I'm 6ft 1 and saddle is where pictured. Should be OK for much taller. Every bearing good. Bike in North Devon but in Heathrow area 21st/22nd Oct. Possible frame only with headset and seatpost.
Currently sitting in France with these bad boys but my eyes were drawn to @Jingle_Jangle ‘s Gios Torino 62cm for sale. A big Gios Torino is the only other bike I would now ever buy
what is the geared bike? Looks v nice..size ?
Looks like an Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra in Team Weinmann colours
Incidentally, I have a Gios Torino Super Record with full Campag SR groupset. Rides beautifully, have used it at l’eroica and the RetroRonde but has been languishing in the shed. I bought it as a 64 but it’s stamped 66 on the b/b shell (fits me fine at 6’2” with an aesthetically pleasing saddle height). Paint is original, a bit fragile but to be expected on an almost 50 year old bike.
Would be sad to see it go but it should be ridden. Here’s a self-celebratory photo but can provide more details if anyone is seriously interested.
Thanks Big Ted
Yep Ted is right. I bought the frameset a few years back from @Lanterne_Rouge on here. It is built up with Campag Veloce with the exception of the crank which is a 180mm carbon record. Wheels are Zondas.
I can in all honesty say it is the best bike I’ve ever ridden.
Ooh Ted, I really like that.
A Pelforth, you must be in or around at the moment Brittany? If you ever sell the EM track bike you know when I am. Glad to see the Weinmann is getting the miles in.
Down in the Charente in a town called Chalais for a month. Pelforth is the go -to beer after a bit of hard labour.
Your initials are pencilled on the underside of the Pista bb
V nice, thanks for that.
I’ve had a few Corsa Extras over the years, lots of memorable rides (Galibier in a thunderstorm, Stelvio with two feet of sparkling fresh road either side of smooth blacktop), always sold them as they were a touch small.
This Team Weinmann looks perfect though and incredibly keen price on that link!!!
You know you want it really
I actually do. I spent some time flicking through the Gios website today
Ha. I’d forgotten that I missed out on this, thanks for the reminder (!). Lovely, as you say.
Anyone interested in a couple of biggish cheap frames - 60cm BSA, 531 Frameset, 61cm Titan of Switzerland frame, with stuck seat post.
any pics and prices please?
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