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Title: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: jT Racing on November 03, 2008, 05:25 PM
FYI
i found this on vintage, though it would be usefull for those who are feeling short and think they need extra length. :-*
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/j87/townytownsend/ttt.jpg)
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: thecrooch on November 03, 2008, 06:15 PM
think that deserves a sticky....  good work fella... :4_17_5:
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: THIRSTYKIRSTY on November 30, 2008, 08:55 PM
THERES MINE POWERLITE PRO 20.5

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Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: kuwahero on November 30, 2008, 09:06 PM
 :'( mines only 18.5

kuwahara laserlite 83
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: THIRSTYKIRSTY on November 30, 2008, 09:25 PM
bit taller than Spen

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Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: kuwahero on November 30, 2008, 09:28 PM
not my fault my mum was an ewok  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: Niall76 on December 05, 2008, 05:27 PM
Not the first time you've been lacking a couple inches eh?........ :P
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: oberonspacefruit on December 05, 2008, 05:38 PM
interesting.
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: rhino_mac on March 06, 2009, 01:48 PM
Jeeeez, I'm 6'2" and will be riding a Laserlite shortly (literally!).
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: THIRSTYKIRSTY on March 06, 2009, 02:24 PM
have fun :4_17_5: :4_17_5:
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: moley on March 06, 2009, 02:31 PM
Haro Group One RS1 has a 20.25" TT

Unfortunately the BB is in the same place so it still rides like a 19.5" but with the Seat tube at a riduculous angle and still with you banging your knees on the bars!!
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: paulgray on April 14, 2009, 10:06 PM
How exactly do you take this measurement? My 89 GT XL could be 18 or 19.5 depending on how you do it  :-\
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: moley on April 14, 2009, 10:18 PM
How exactly do you take this measurement? My 89 GT XL could be 18 or 19.5 depending on how you do it  :-\

Everyone does it differently!!

I measure mine from Centre of Head tube to centre of seat tube along the length of the Top tube (to take into account any weird/long Seat Tubes)!!

If you did a Haro Group One RS1 from the top of the seat tube and top of the Head tube then you'd probably add an extra inch or two!!  :-\
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: thecrooch on April 14, 2009, 10:48 PM
How exactly do you take this measurement? My 89 GT XL could be 18 or 19.5 depending on how you do it  :-\

Everyone does it differently!!

I measure mine from Centre of Head tube to centre of seat tube along the length of the Top tube (to take into account any weird/long Seat Tubes)!!

If you did a Haro Group One RS1 from the top of the seat tube and top of the Head tube then you'd probably add an extra inch or two!!  :-\

yep agree centre to centre Moley.


Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: paulgray on April 14, 2009, 11:24 PM
How exactly do you take this measurement? My 89 GT XL could be 18 or 19.5 depending on how you do it  :-\

Everyone does it differently!!

I measure mine from Centre of Head tube to centre of seat tube along the length of the Top tube (to take into account any weird/long Seat Tubes)!!

If you did a Haro Group One RS1 from the top of the seat tube and top of the Head tube then you'd probably add an extra inch or two!!  :-\


yep agree centre to centre Moley.




In that case an 89 GT Pro Series XL has a 19.5 inch top tube.
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: boofy44 on April 14, 2009, 11:54 PM
industrial pipework is always measured centre to centre,so probably other stuff too.
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: moley on April 15, 2009, 12:22 AM
In that case an 89 GT Pro Series XL has a 19.5 inch top tube.

That sounds about right!!

But soon after they would have changed to 20.5" for an XL as the 90's race frames all got longer!!
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: paulgray on April 15, 2009, 12:32 AM
In that case an 89 GT Pro Series XL has a 19.5 inch top tube.

That sounds about right!!

But soon after they would have changed to 20.5" for an XL as the 90's race frames all got longer!!

What is a typical length nowadays, I've had a ride of one and they feel real long, didn't want to turn like my trusty old steed, was pushing the front round the berm  :laugh:
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: moley on April 15, 2009, 08:12 AM
They tend to be much longer these days!!

But there still is a lot of variation.   I'd say 20.5" is the minimum for an adult NS ride (unless your a Spen).

You should race some OS and get that BITD vibe going again!! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: paulgray on April 16, 2009, 01:05 AM
They tend to be much longer these days!!

But there still is a lot of variation.   I'd say 20.5" is the minimum for an adult NS ride (unless your a Spen).

You should race some OS and get that BITD vibe going again!! :daumenhoch:

I may well give it a go but I'll refer you to this other reply to explain why I can do it now

http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=83049.msg859357#msg859357
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: moley on April 16, 2009, 08:55 AM
Bummer!!

If you feeling okay for the 10th of May then get yourself down to Preston for an OS extravaganza!!!  :daumenhoch:

Huge US Style trophys on offer and Huge purse (over £100).  OS Show and shine with trophys going to the Best Race bike and best show bike along with a prize.

Even if your not up for racing, if you fancy a road trip then get yourself down to Preston.  It should be a right laff!!  :daumenhoch:

http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=85494.0
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: paulgray on April 16, 2009, 03:39 PM
Bummer!!

If you feeling okay for the 10th of May then get yourself down to Preston for an OS extravaganza!!!  :daumenhoch:

Huge US Style trophys on offer and Huge purse (over £100).  OS Show and shine with trophys going to the Best Race bike and best show bike along with a prize.

Even if your not up for racing, if you fancy a road trip then get yourself down to Preston.  It should be a right laff!!  :daumenhoch:

http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=85494.0

That sounds fun, I will look into it  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: jT Racing on August 03, 2010, 08:44 PM
well it was a sticky :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: mattfx81 on August 03, 2010, 08:53 PM
Sticky it again or make a new thread and add more bikes to it.
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: James Nada on August 03, 2010, 09:26 PM
Yeah, and make it pre-1995 but old school legal too  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: LENNY-LENTINI on December 01, 2010, 10:50 PM
My daily rider is an S&m Holmes

After riding Cruiser for 10 years i finally decided I wanted to go back to 20".

I rememberd back in the day when my BMX mates were ravin about this new frame called the Holmes. Always loved the look of the frame so bought one last year and built it up and took it down my local track (Bulwell Nottm).

The Holmes was sweet, the sweetest bike I have ever ridden. It has a flow and stability in the air much like the 24" I had been riding for 10 years so made going back to 20" really easy. Did my first wall ride on a 20" for 10 years first time as well.

If you can get hold of one of the early one's you'll be able to ride it in the old skool class. Build it with light parts though,frame ways abpot 6.5 pounds.

Keep the faith Brothers.L
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: Hurricane1 on December 10, 2010, 10:37 PM
My 89 FreeAgent Limo
(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/x74/mjahgte/DSCF3081-1.jpg)

 :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: Zippy on October 24, 2019, 11:57 AM
I used to race a Robinson Pro XL which is 20.5 on the top tube. Handled like a dream, probably still does but it’s chucked in the back of the shed where it’s been for the last 10 years.
Title: Re: Old school 1" pre 1990 frames and top tube length's above 19.5"
Post by: monkian on October 24, 2019, 02:13 PM
Here’s a couple:
Tioga Rhino Charge - 19.5” - 1983-84
Schauff Anaconda Powertwist Pro - 19.5” - 1983-84