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10-01-22, 05:45 AM
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Posted By bruce19

wheel base......the distance between front and...

wheel base......the distance between front and rear axles.
09-30-22, 04:33 PM
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Posted By big john

wheelbase

wheelbase
09-28-22, 04:24 PM
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Posted By rumrunn6

learned it here from another BFer about a decade...

learned it here from another BFer about a decade ago. the MTB doesn't need all that but the summer MTB tires are kinda soft & floppy so a strap helps. the hybrid's winter tires are tough, so all...
09-25-22, 12:33 PM
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Posted By 10 Wheels

lively bike ride - Google Search...

lively bike ride - Google Search...
09-21-22, 10:56 PM
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Posted By CliffordK

Yep... with the horizontal top tube. ...

Yep... with the horizontal top tube.

Measurements vary somewhat by things like brake reach and fork design. So a bike with fenders and a LOT of space for the tires will have a shorter head tube...
09-21-22, 08:58 PM
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Posted By easyupbug

Well done Bike Forum only two out of more than a...

Well done Bike Forum only two out of more than a dozen responses to a newbie that are not condescending.
09-20-22, 10:12 PM
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Posted By urbanknight

Back in the steel frame traditional geometry era,...

Back in the steel frame traditional geometry era, I was fairly good at guessing size by sight. Compact geometry and wildly varied tubing thickness gives me no clue.
09-20-22, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Ironfish653

Also, if you have a particular brand or era...

Also, if you have a particular brand or era you're looking for, like "Pre- TREK" era Klein bikes or Cannondale ST's, for example; you can do some research (FB owners' groups are a good place) to find...
09-20-22, 06:46 PM
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Posted By 70sSanO

Bikes sizes are traditionally measured “from” the...

Bikes sizes are traditionally measured “from” the center of the bottom bracket. The “where” has differed from center of top tube or top of top tube; with some using top of seat tube.

I use the top...
09-20-22, 05:32 PM
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Posted By genejockey

That's it. BUT, you can gain a lot of experience...

That's it. BUT, you can gain a lot of experience quickly, by, for example, looking at bike frames on Ebay.
09-20-22, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Broctoon

Lots of experience with bikes helps you develop...

Lots of experience with bikes helps you develop an eye for it. One thing you can notice is the space between the top tube and down tube on the head tube. With traditional geometry (horizontal top...
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