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    7'-6" Shawn Bradley needs a 29er check out his custom built Trek

    Though u guys would get a kick out of this....I guess this bike just got stolen and then they found it a few days later... Cool as hell but the wheels look so stupid on that frame...

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    I met him his rookie year, like 93 or so, in Lancaster Pa where the Sixers were having pre season practice at F&M College, talked to him for about 30 minutes or so, really cool guy and very down to earth, always made me sad his career never lived up to the hype.
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    That's big bike...

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    The funny thing is there is a story that goes along with the bike theft where he says that there are only two people in SLC who could have done it, its either Mark Eaton or Bryant Reeves, cause nobody else can reach the pedals
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    seriously needs a 36er.

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    7'-6" with 175mm cranks...
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    Yao's knobbies > Bradley's skinnies.

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    What's with the ******y-looking hummer that the bike shop has?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonoranbiker View Post
    What's with the ******y-looking hummer that the bike shop has?
    That's how they roll in Big D, Tejas.

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    I was waiting for that Hummer comment. Not to mention Specialized and Trek on the side. Funny.

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    Needs a 36r for sure and 180plus cranks.

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    36er

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    Don't think 180s gonna cut it. I have 180s on my ss, and I'm only 6'1". He'll need 200s, at least.
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    Meah, for custom and what he probably paid for it, not impressed If it were me I'd have suggested using 150mm rear spacing and 135mm front and built it around 36" wheels and 200-220mm cranks at least.
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    Should have got a Moots!

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    Where's the 29er content? 700c roadie =/ 29er MTB

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    Not like he actually rides it, just like all the other Super huge bikes made for the NBA losers. Just a photo op/advertising trick for the bike shop and the company. I seem to recall that Shaq's bike was donated to him although i may be wrong on that.

    The most amazing thing in the story is that someone stole the bike. Stupid thieves are what the internets are made for IMO.
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    Can you believe that it got stolen??? Its been found already, but still...
    Someone stole Shawn Bradley’s impossible-to-ride custom bike - Ball Don't Lie - NBA*Blog - Yahoo! Sports

    Last Friday, someone burglarized the barn on Bradley's property. The only item that was taken was a bicycle made specially for him in 2006.
    "Whether you're 7 feet 6 inches or normal height, stealing someone's bike is low," an upset Bradley said Wednesday.
    "It just made me really upset," he said. "I'm still dumbfounded. It's so frustrating people just do that. That's ridiculous." [...]
    After Bradley retired from the NBA in 2006, the 7-foot-6 center said he needed to find a way to keep the weight off. Trek made a bicycle just for him.
    "My brother is 6 feet 10 inches and he can't ride it," Bradley said. [...]
    Despite his dismay, Bradley was still able to joke Wednesday about who the possible suspects might be. He said the only other person in Utah who could have rode off on his bike was former Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton, whom he called to tell about the burglary.
    Bradley also joked that maybe another former Jazzman, Greg Ostertag, might have stolen the bike as a prank. But he said even Ostertag wouldn't have been able to reach the pedals.

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    I'd be terrified to ride the thing, although I couldn't, but with those small wheels where is his center of gravity? Out of the bike by a couple feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Not like he actually rides it, just like all the other Super huge bikes made for the NBA losers. Just a photo op/advertising trick for the bike shop and the company. I seem to recall that Shaq's bike was donated to him although i may be wrong on that.
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    Did I miss that it is Cynical Friday or something? Bill Walton has been road riding for years. I'm not surprised some of these guys guys are interested in cycling - trying to run to stay fit would be brutal at their size. No one gets a fat-free card, so eventually everybody has to exercise at some point in life - tall, former pro-athletes included..... And recall it was foot injuries that ended the career of both Walton and Yao. Even though the bikes look weird, I can see their interest in getting them.

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    Heh... yeah...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jwiffle View Post
    Don't think 180s gonna cut it. I have 180s on my ss, and I'm only 6'1". He'll need 200s, at least.
    I'm 5'10" and run 180s on all my bikes.

    Zinn makes 180s, 190s, 200s, 210s, I think. He specialized in the skyhook set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo View Post
    Did I miss that it is Cynical Friday or something? Bill Walton has been road riding for years. I'm not surprised some of these guys guys are interested in cycling - trying to run to stay fit would be brutal at their size. No one gets a fat-free card, so eventually everybody has to exercise at some point in life - tall, former pro-athletes included..... And recall it was foot injuries that ended the career of both Walton and Yao. Even though the bikes look weird, I can see their interest in getting them.

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    Ditto on that. I see Mark Eaton riding around quite often (not hard to miss).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Not like he actually rides it, just like all the other Super huge bikes made for the NBA losers. Just a photo op/advertising trick for the bike shop and the company. I seem to recall that Shaq's bike was donated to him although i may be wrong on that.

    According to an AP article about the theft and recovery of the bike apparently Mr. Bradley rides the bike quite a bit. Here's a quote from the article.

    Bradley took up cycling because he needed to get healthy again. He had taken time off following his NBA career to let his body recover, but also packed on the pounds, ballooning from his playing weight of 275 pounds to 335.

    "I just wasn't feeling good," Bradley said.

    Bicycling the roads and canyons of Utah was the solution.

    He's shed about 30 pounds of fat after making bicycling part of a daily routine. He's logged several thousand miles, including many "century rides" rides of 100 miles or more. Bradley also rode from Logan, Utah, to Jackson Hole, Wyo., last year.

    "It's changed my body (composition) and when I ride the bike in the morning, I want to eat healthy the rest of the day. It's a mental game I play with myself," he said.

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    He needs a wider bar as well. It's probably a 46, but I imagine he needs something around 52 to 54.
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    Those Navis from Avatar need 36ers
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