A fellow countryman of yours, Dave Moulton, discusses his thoughts here:
Although Dave Moulton no longer is building, his website about his bike
building period keeps growing each month as people learn of it and he adds
photographs, information about serial numbers, models, etc. Pretty
interesting. You can start at:
Perhaps the best ex-builder website?
Long Valley, NJ
> I know this is an old chestnut but what do other members think is the
> appropriate frame size for inside leg measurements. Do you subtract 9.5"
> from the inside leg measurement to get the correct frame size. Also when
> setting the correct saddle height do you place the heels on the pedals
> and pedal backwards without rocking in the saddle. Some people I know
> measure their inside leg and multiply by a number, I think its 1.08 to
> get the measurement to set the saddle height.
> I would be very interested to know especially as there are many frame
> builders on the list.
> Finally I was always advised to ride a 22.5" or 23" frame but nowadays I
> ride a 22" or 21.5" and I feel a lot happier. Is this old age stoop
> setting in.
> Michael B Huntingdonshire UK
> Michael Francis Butler