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Butt glued to recliner, so strange questions arise in head.(4 posts)

Butt glued to recliner, so strange questions arise in head.Elefantino
Jan 28, 2002 2:17 PM
Why are heads tubes measured in inches when seat tubes are measured in millimeters?

Kindasorta always wondered about that.
Shhhhhh!!!!! I have my wife convinced a ml = an inch! ;-) nmmorrison
Jan 28, 2002 2:28 PM
Butt glued to desk chair, ugh I want to ride.grandemamou
Jan 28, 2002 3:36 PM
1.why are some frames measured center to center and some center to top. Does it really matter?

2. Why do you clip in clipless pedals and strap on toe clips?

3. Why do all tires and pumps have measurements for "bars" Does any one actualy use this?

4. What is virtual top tube length? Do you need a virtual stem to compensate?

Oh oh I have to pretend I'm working again.
re: Butt glued to recliner, so strange questions arise in head.guido
Jan 29, 2002 12:30 PM
Well, the British settled on 1" steering tubes, the French found it good, so everyone stuck with that dimension, the same as 700 rim diameters, 14-15 gauge spokes, and no doubt more. Somebody ask Sheldon. Steel tubing diameters stayed the same for 50 years for the same reasons: they worked superbly well, and couldn't be changed without trade-offs, in weight, handling or strength.