Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-28-08, 03:00 PM   #1
grampajay
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1
frame size markings?

Where on an old Fuji Supreme would i find a stamping on the frame which indicates its size? I've been looking all over and found the serial number but nothing that denotes the frame size. How would I measure it?
grampajay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-08, 03:09 PM   #2
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
Posts: 26,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by grampajay View Post
Where on an old Fuji Supreme would i find a stamping on the frame which indicates its size? I've been looking all over and found the serial number but nothing that denotes the frame size. How would I measure it?
Most bikes are measured from the centerline of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-08, 04:09 PM   #3
deraltekluge
Senior Member
 
deraltekluge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes: Kona Cinder Cone, Sun EZ-3 AX
Posts: 1,195
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Most bikes are measured from the centerline of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube.
To the top of the seat tube you mean? But that's not a hard and fast rule. Some manufacturers measure differently, according to Sheldon Brown http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-sizing.html

The size may be encoded in the serial number, but I have no idea how to interpret it...you might try contacting the manufacturer.

Last edited by deraltekluge; 06-28-08 at 04:17 PM.
deraltekluge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-08, 04:38 PM   #4
StephenH
Uber Goober
 
StephenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 11,210
If the number is just for trivia, measure it like Retro says.

If you're selling the bike, measure it and say where you measured at.
If the manufacturer uses some odd measuring point, and you don't know it and your purchaser does, then you've given him all the information you really can and he should be knowledgeable enough to deduce the 'correct" size.
If the manufacturer uses some odd measuring point, and neither you nor the purchaser knows that, then it doesn't matter.

From the Sheldon Brown site:
"Bottom line: seat tube "frame size" numbers are nearly meaningless unless you know how they are measured!" So measure it and say how you measured it and there you go.
__________________
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
StephenH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:28 PM.