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Old 05-02-11, 06:59 PM
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90's Specialized sizing

Did specialized measure center to top or center to center in the '90's?
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Old 05-02-11, 07:53 PM
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Should only be, like, 1/2" difference, right? Check out bikepedia.com to find what sizes your bike was made in. Generally it's much closer to one particular size than the others since they often go by ~2" increments.
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It's late 90's and has a fair bit of seat tube sticking up past the top tube. There's an inch and a half difference, so I'm not sure if it's 15.5 or 17.
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Ah. That is a lot of seat tube sticking up. Are you wondering for your own sake or wondering for a FS posting? If the latter, just clarify which measurement you use in the ad and you should be good. A stand-over measurement might be good too. My mid-90s bike is only a 13 1/2", which seems really small, but I only have a couple inches clearance over it and I'm ~5'7".
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It's a bike I'm interested in, trying to find out the appropriate geometry chart. Anyway, I found out they measured center to top. And knowing that you're 5'7" and riding 13.5 makes me feel a little better about this 15.5, even if I will have to run a 400mm post with only 4" in (I'm a freak of nature, standover clearance has never concerned me!)

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What model/year are you looking at?

Here are 1996 Stumpjumper geo charts with seattube in millimeters if that helps.

https://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekatal...alerbook96.pdf

I'd take it for a spin whatever you do. I've had 15" MTBs with eff. top tubes ranging from just under 50cm to 56.6 cm that fit much differently, obviously.
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