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Bicycle question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ricochet J, 13 Jul 2006.

  1. Ricochet J

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

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    When a store says for example:
    " Carrera 18" "
    What does the 18" refer to? I've seen all sorts, 22 inch, 15 inch etc.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. daveyj27

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: NH USA (Brit Expat)

    Frame size, I believe (as in 18in).
     
  3. Sparky__H

    Wise Guy

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    oops being silly
     
  4. DarkShadow

    Capodecina

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    Location: Sheffield

    He's correct.

    I've found that certain frames suit different sizes.
     
  5. SideWinder

    Consigliere

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    I thought is was wheel size. :(
     
  6. daveyj27

    Wise Guy

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    Location: NH USA (Brit Expat)

  7. DarkShadow

    Capodecina

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    It's best to get a to a local shop and try them out.

    For example, I found myself more comfortable on a 17" Giant and on a Specialized I found myself more comfortable on a 18 or was it 19? :o