[CR]Re: stay length measures

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 12:15:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Dale B. Phelps" <losgatos_dale@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODydK4SGT8xC1s00005157@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: stay length measures

gpvb1@comcast.net wrote:
> Well, you measure it as it would be measured on a drawing, which is
> what it was made from. No need to over-think this.
> The only thing that isn't measured center-to-center is the seat tube
> length (when describing a frame) (sometimes).
> Think line drawings - where do the tubes' centerlines intersect, and
> where is the center line of things like the axles? Measure to those
> points.

Does the axle centerline define the length from the bb centerline on a long horizontal rear dropout? This is easier of course with a vertical dropout, but doesn't that 1" of wiggle room on a horizontal dropout confound being able to trust or assume absolute measures, even from a manufacturer?

Dale Phelps
Boulder CO