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Advice, please...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 2 Dec 2007.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Does anyone know of a frame available off the peg with a fairly longish TopTube - short'ish head + seat tube/s (relatively) ?????????????

    Not asking much I know but my last bike prior to snapping (after15yrs & thousands of miles :sad:) was pretty much like this and fit me like a glove :biggrin:

    Now, the bike Ive got now is alu (i like the stiffness) quite high on the head tube - if it was lower then it'd be ok BUT its not: SOOOO any advice in any click-on'able direction :biggrin::?::sad::?::sad::biggrin::biggrin::sad::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::?::biggrin:
     
  2. what sort of riding are you going to be doing?
     
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Ribble frames tend to be on the long side with a fairly standard headtube, check out the website for a list of their geometries.
     
  4. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

  5. OP
    OP
    yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Thanks all.
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Have you thought of making your own frame? Shouldn't be too hard for a man of your calibre.
     
  7. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Have you measured the old frame up? Gives you something to work to based on the knowledge that it works for you.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I know the new frame is a normal 23" but has a sloping TT which makes it 52cm. The head tube length is generally 17cms. What Ive found very dificult to find is a frame with same back end, seat angle isnt a prob, TT 22" at least but the head tube length, real difficult. i need a HT length of say below 15cm say about 13cms'...

    This 'want' of mine is pushing things into timetrial territory in 'oldroadyvill' terms.

    Just a case of searching I suppose !

    Or go custom .............:biggrin::biggrin:


     
  9. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Sounds to me like someone is attempting the hour :biggrin: