Aluminium frame size?



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Derk Drukker

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A friend of mine rides a 58CM center-center frame, but wants to order a new Alu frame that is
measured Center-top op the seat tube.

How big should he order it in order to get a 58 C-C frame?

Thanks!

Derk
 
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Ronald

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Depends on the diameter of the toptube and the length of seattube sticking out above the toptube.

"Derk Drukker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> A friend of mine rides a 58CM center-center frame, but wants to order a new Alu frame that is
> measured Center-top op the seat tube.
>
> How big should he order it in order to get a 58 C-C frame?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Derk
 
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Mike Jacoubowsk

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The shop he's getting it from should be going to a bit of trouble to figure that out for him. It's
not just the frame "size" difference in seat tube length (which doesn't have a whole lot to do with
whether it's going to fit him or not) but the change in seat tube angle and top tube that makes one
bike fit vs another. But if you want to see how the "size" changes based on center-to-center vs
center-to-top measurements, try it on your own bike and see... I suspect you'll come up with about a
2 cm difference.

--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles http://www.ChainReactionBicycles.com

"Derk Drukker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> A friend of mine rides a 58CM center-center frame, but wants to order a new Alu frame that is
> measured Center-top op the seat tube.
>
> How big should he order it in order to get a 58 C-C frame?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Derk
 
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Qui Si Parla Ca

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Derk-<< A friend of mine rides a 58CM center-center frame, but wants to order a new Alu frame that
is measured Center-top op the seat tube.

How big should he order it in order to get a 58 C-C frame?

Assuming the original frameset fits him, order the aluminum with the same or close seat tube ANGLE
and top tube LENGTH. Seat tube length means little.

Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
(303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
 
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Alex Rodriguez

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In article <[email protected]>,
[email protected] says...

>A friend of mine rides a 58CM center-center frame, but wants to order a new Alu frame that is
>measured Center-top op the seat tube. How big should he order it in order to get a 58 C-C frame?

Depends on how big, the diameter, of the top tube and how the manufacturer measures their frames.
Some will go to the top of the top tube, some will go to the top of the seatpost extension. A safer
bet would be to go by top tube length.
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John Everett

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On Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:52:42 +0100, Derk Drukker
<[email protected]> wrote:

>A friend of mine rides a 58CM center-center frame, but wants to order a new Alu frame that is
>measured Center-top op the seat tube.
>
>How big should he order it in order to get a 58 C-C frame?

Generally there's about a 2cm difference, so based upon this information alone he should be looking
at a 60cm frame. However, of greater importance is top tube length and seat tube angle. If he likes
the fit of his current bike he should concentrate on getting the reach (distance from saddle to
bars) and KOPS (knee over pedal spindle) measurements correct. There's lots of adjustment in
effective seat tube length (saddle to bottom bracket) available in almost any bike you can think of.

jeverett3<AT>earthlink<DOT>net http://home.earthlink.net/~jeverett3
 
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A Muzi

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"Derk Drukker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> A friend of mine rides a 58CM center-center frame, but wants to order a new Alu frame that is
> measured Center-top op the seat tube.
>
> How big should he order it in order to get a 58 C-C frame?

Because modern frames can vary wildly in their length of actual seat tube for a given "size", he
should get the correct top tube length, which may mean a size smaller or larger than he used to
ride. This issue is confusing so I wrote this: http://www.yellowjersey.org/talnsize.html

The photo of the red bike's seatlug should clarify why I am not offering a simple answer.

--
Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
 
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Steve Hambley

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> A friend of mine rides a 58CM center-center frame, but wants to order a
>> new Alu frame that is measured Center-top op the seat tube.
>>
>> How big should he order it in order to get a 58 C-C frame?

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/bikefit/ Try this site for more fitting info Steve
 
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