Sunday, May 05, 2013

Clif!

Clif is a very, very tall guy. I built him a mountain bike a few months ago. Now for the road (dirt road) bike!


Yes, that's a ton of head tube extension. Yes, he'll probably look kinda silly. But hopefully it'll keep the front triangle a bit stiffer to help prevent any weird behavior at high speeds.

Geometry for the geeks:
-62cm ETT, 60cm seat tube, 665 front center.
-72/73 head and seat angles, 65mm trail
-43.5cm chainstays, clearance for a 43c tire, 109.3cm wheelbase
-25.4cm (yes, 10 inches!) head tube
-11.6" BB height (Clif is running 200mm cranks)
-Canti/v-brake only - I couldn't talk him into discs!



2 comments:

Shane Johnson said...

If it's not too much trouble, can you tell me how many mm of head tube there are above the top tube? I've been thinking about a similar build (4cm above top tube) and wondering what it looks like in real life. Thanks!

Shane Johnson said...

If it's not too much trouble, can you tell me how many cm of head tube extends above top tube. I am thinking of a similar build with 4cm above top tube, and wondering what it looks like in real life. Thanks!