Re: [CR]Was: Rene Herse Tandem. Now: How tall was Dr Graves?

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Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 09:09:06 -0700
From: "Tam Pham" <terminaut@gmail.com>
To: "Neill Currie" <neill_currie@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Was: Rene Herse Tandem. Now: How tall was Dr Graves?
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LOL. I think we've determined that it's difficult to accurately surmise someone's height from a photo not taken in the police photo lineup style.

In photo David provided, Dr. Graves does look taller than the book photo but it also looks like his crotch doesn't have a lot of (if any) clearance over that bike's top tube. It does look like that could be the bike in the auction though so I am no longer skeptical of the claim.

Tam Pham Huntington Beach, CA - USA

On 8/15/07, Neill Currie <neill_currie@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> David wrote:
> ""
> How can you tell how tall Dr. Graves is from that photo, It only shows
> his
> upper body and top of bike. I found a better pic that shows a little
> more
> of the bike.
>
> http://community.webshots.com/album/560292307CRHmCh?vhost=community
>
> I would think that a guy that is 5'6" would ride a bike around 50cm. The
>
> bike in this photo looks to be around a 58-60cm judging by the
> headtube.""------------------I used my years as a counter-insurgency
> expert for an unmentionable Government Agency to determine the height of
> Dr Graves. Extrapolating from the length of the sunglass case on his
> belt, it's obvious that Dr Graves was at least 6 feet 6 inches tall,
> built like Johnny Weismuller, and with a love of vintage RayBans to
> boot!!http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2482278430101459338OCXfMy-----
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