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    Measuring the top tube....?

    Hey guys,

    I have been looking at a bunch of different frames lately, and have noticed that different manufacturers seem to measure the top tube differently from one another.

    So, what is the correct way to measure it?

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    The most useful measurement is center-to-center. From the center of the seat tube to the center of the head tube.
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    Thank ya very much!
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    Sheldon Brown says his top tube is 22", which he says is short considering he needs a big bike to handle his height. I measured mine (Ross road bike), and mine is also 22". I don't know why a shorter top tube is a plus?
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