Re: [CR]Chainstay length now Bottom Bracket height...Oh No! Not Again...

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 06:03:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Chainstay length now Bottom Bracket height...Oh No! Not Again...
To: Richard M Sachs <>,
In-Reply-To: <>

Of course BB height will be affected by the choice of tires. I presume framebuilders make assumptions about the tire size to be used, presumably the same assumptions used to set the fork and rear bridge clearances.


Jerry Moos Houston, TX

Richard M Sachs <> wrote: u r evil. typically, all measurements on a bicycle are center to center. fwiw, measuring the key dimensions after it is assembled will not always replicate the 2D ones that were in the frame blueprint. oh - and i wouldn't trust any imperial dimensions. the tea party thing, and all that... e-RICHIE®™© Richard M Sachs Chester, CT site: pics: rants: zany:

On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 08:48:49 -0400 "Tom Sanders" writes: After seeing that I had been measuring Chainstays wrong, I am now wondering about bottom bracket height. I have been measuring from the ground to the bottom of the bottom bracket shell. It now occurs to me that perhaps I should be measuring to the center of the axle. Hopefully this will engender less heat than the chainstay discussion.