Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boone NC USA
Bikes: Bianchi hybrid. Dunelt 3-sp. Raleigh basket case. Wanting a Roadster.
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I thought I would mention that those English bikes with the curved top and down tubes are children's bikes. They were too small to use straight tubes. Probably 17" frames on them, maybe 19" on the boys.
The curve in the top tube is there to mate with the short seat tube. That looks better in my opinion than the slanted top tube on mountain bikes. The curve in the down tube is there to clear the wheel with the short wheelbase.