Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Oscar -- check some of the manufacturers' sites. The better ones usually include a pictograph of a frame to render their statistics unambiguous.
I'm with Mike that the center of the crank spindle is the best starting reference point. Wheelbase/chainstay length can be tricky with horizontal dropouts; I would prefer to see it expressed as a useful range (e.g. "WB = 0.97-1.01m, for nominal 700Cx23mm tyres").
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069