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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 3:22 am 
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I have a few quick questions about the aesthetics of different frame sizes.

We can all agree that large traditional frames--horizontal toptube--look weird, and the optimal size is a 52-56, right?

My main question is that does everyone agree that small sloping frames look terrible, while large sloping frames look better than their traditional frame brethren?


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 4:19 am 
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Chances are very low that everyone will agree on any aesthetic issue.

Get what you want.


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:08 am 
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Eric is right. But just to answer the two questions initially asked, in no particular order... No, and No.


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:27 am 
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I'm gonna get my popcorn ready...


I ride a 53, so all other frames look weird to me!


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:18 am 
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the only things that look weird to me are 650 wheels on 57+ cm framed bikes , and 700c wheels on smaller than 52cm frames...


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 12:27 pm 
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eric wrote:
Chances are very low that everyone will agree on any aesthetic issue.

Get what you want.


I'm not asking because I am buying a bike now, I was asking simply b/c it is something that I have observed.


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No, no

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:20 pm 
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I'm on 57-58cm frames. Like a horizontal or near horizontal top tube. Totally disagree with OP on the compact frame in my size. Thought it looked pretty weird.

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