Two years ago, Kara of Knitting Lemonade wrote a guest post for LGRAB, describing her search for a chic bike that would fit her 6 foot frame. Today, jamonwheels, a reader taller than Kara, asked:
I am finding it impossible to find a step through bike frame comfortably large enough from my large frame. I am 76 inches tall [ed. note: over 6'3], very tall for a woman, with a 36 inch inseam. Help! Are there really no frames for women larger than 19 inches?
I do not know much about taller bikes, so I checked out a few models that came to mind. The WorkCycles Secret Service and WorkCycles Oma come as large as 24 inches (61 cm). The WorkCycles Gr8 and WorkCycles Fr8 have a seat tube adjustable for riders up to 6’4. The Rivendell Betty Foy comes in 24 inches (60 cm). Note that the Betty Foy no longer is made in the 62 cm size. The Pashley Princess comes in 22.5 inches (57 cm). The Velorbis Victoria comes as large as 22 inches (56 cm).
A few brands I checked that do not have step-throughs tall enough for someone over 6 feet: Civia Twin City, Heritage Daisy, Public, Linus.
I’m sure there are other bikes out there. Please share any and all suggestions in the comments!