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Fashion plays a great part in frame design and sizing.In the early years of the 20th century frames were sized as large as possible with virtually no seatpost showing …Ellis-Briggs frames are beautifully crafted and very consistent in their quality – Doug Fattic, one of the top US framebuilders trained there in the 1970s. They were founded in the mid 1930s and there’s lots more on them at frame dating from about 1969 is in very good condition but the head tube has been repainted…£165 Seat Tube (ctt): 23.5in (59cm) Top Tube (ctc): 23in (58cm) Rear dropout width: 120mm Wheel size: 27in or Sprints/700C with a brake drop of 50mm Frame tubing: Reynolds 531 double butted Seatpost size: 27.2mm The Holdsworth shops had a long tradition of building specials in the back of the Putney shop.More on Bates can be found here: frame is in very sound condition with no dents and has been given a plain undercoat; its in very sound condition with very little pitting and no dents or dings.
£125 Seat Tube (ctt): 23in (58cm), 22in (56cm) ctc Top Tube (ctc): 22.25in (56.5cm) Rear dropout width: 120mm Wheel size: 27s or 700C/sprints with a brake drop of 62mm Seatpost size: 26.4mm Frame tubing: Not Known Paris Cycles was founded in 1936 by Harry Rensch but it wasn’t until 1942/3 that they called themselves Paris Cycles.
Towards the end of the 1930s larger frame sizes became fashionable – up to 2cm larger than a modern frame.
Top tube lengths were still longer used with shorter stems.
In the 1940s and 50s frames were sized a bit larger still – 3–4cm more than a modern frame still with longer top tubes and shorter stems.
In the 1960s and 1970s frames gradually reduced in size until the late 1980s.