[CR]Long Top Tubes (was Stark frame)

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To: jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net, FujiFish1@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 13:06:16 -0400
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From: <dtshifter@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]Long Top Tubes (was Stark frame)

I had a Falcon San Remo which had a 53cm seat tube and a 57cm top tube. I never liked the way it felt going down the road...


Chuck Brooks Malta, NY (USA)

Jerry Moos wrote:

Long top tubes relative to the seattube are very common on old French bikes. I've become accustomed to using very short stems. Austro-Daimlers were also famous for long top tubes, and I think maybe Crescents as well.

As did Mark Agree:

The chromed Paramount touring bike I once owned has something like a 53cm seat tube, with 57cm top tube. It was OK in the 'sit and spin' position, but to stand up required almost a leap across the gorge to get onto my feet, and then I was feeling way out in front of the bike once standing. I agree that the geometry would probably be better suited to someone with equally unique body geometry.

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