Measures to the limit

In the image you see I had myself photographed preparing an "over" frame for my friend Hansi ... basketball player.

Hansi has, like, a problem with cycling.

It's the same advantage it has in the case of basketball: its height! The big bicycle frame made for my friedn Hansi (basketball player)

Going around with a standard-sized bicycle is not really recommended for an athlete of his height: the postural problems that can be generated can easily outweigh the benefits that are obtained from training.

Hansi is 2.07 meters tall and as a basketball player he is not even to be considered a giant but certainly if forced to choose a bicycle with sizes S, L, M, XL it will not fit in any of the sizes mentioned.

It must be said that height is not the only parameter that must be considered when making a bicycle frame to fit the athlete. Usually the help of a biomechanist can be considered before going in search of the right frame or bike.

Comparison of Hansi's frame with one of those present in the laboratory
Comparison of Hansi's frame with one of those present in the laboratory

The problems related to the correct position on a bicycle are often little considered by those who are beginners or by those who are accustomed to using frames made with standard sizes.

With the same frequency I see requests for information on the forums for problems, obviously postural, which are often faced with pharmacological or physiotherapeutic approaches.

The case of Hansi is, as it were, "of school", given that, due to the obvious incompatibility of the standard measures, it was not even possible to start pedaling with a frame that was not made to measure.

Many athletes, however, should take the same kind of consideration before buying a bike : the wrong inches could turn into pain every time they go out on their bikes.

UPDATED

Here you can see the frame completed in my labs, I have made some photos using my mobile phone in order to show it:

The Hansi's frame realized at the maximum of the standard sizes made by Telai Forgione
The Hansi's frame realized at the maximum of the standard sizes made by Telai Forgione
Very large frame made to measure by Vincenzo Forgione (Telai Forgione)
Very large frame made to measure by Vincenzo Forgione (Telai Forgione)
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