Old Ned wrote:
EDIT - where did that Smiley come from!? It is an '8' in my typing!
put a space after it or else the closing bracket turns it into
This thread was very interesting though, i had thought about it but never really thought about it if you know what i mean?
Anyway i've found the converse true, i have a hell of a time finding a large retro frame...now there are two main reasons for this i believe...
A) the fixie crowd are buying everything which i would consider a reasonable sized frame
B) people were shorter in the past than they are now...i think average height has gone up about 3 inches over the past 100 years?
Also side note has anyone else noted that if you buy a frame from continental europe all the frame sizes seem to be tiny? my dad disagrees and says its just because the younger generation are a batch of bean poles...and all frames from back in the day are perfectly ok.
I bought a frame not long ago without measurements and based on a rather vague picture...it arrived and it may as well have been a kid size! even though the guy who owned it said he was 6 foot tall!