QUOTE (Brian L @ Jul 13 2008, 02:28 AM)
I am nearly 6'2 and weigh well over 200 lbs (yes, I know I could stand to lose some weight) and to be honest, I just can't get comfortable on a 20" anymore. I have a nice 2004 P.K. Ripper that rides quite nicely, but frankly, I feel a tad bit foolish at my size riding around on a 20." I also have no desire to get a road or MTB, so those are out of the question.
For us big guys to cruise around on, a 29" would be perfect. I agree that they would probably be too big to race, and once I am back in shape, I won't be afraid to take my 20" out to the track, but for a guy my size, a 20" just doesn't cut it for cruising around town, especially for any significant distance.
Dude, I totally hear ya. I'm 6'0'' 185lbs. With today's 74 Degree steering angles and the relative lack of gyroscopic stabilization offered an adult, from 20" wheels, there is a good argument for cruisers. I can admire a lot of the cruisers that members post up. I hope they keep posting them. I just think they look proportionally stupid. When compared to a 20. As well, I think some of these extremely long 20s are starting to look silly.
I will always "ride 20" and admire, from a distance, what an adult mind can come up with, for a 24"resto as an expression of art. You people continue to amaze me.