How to measure your bike frame

Bikes – and especially bike frame – are often referenced by a size, like 56cm or 27 inches.  For those “in the know” this is a good approximation to indicate if a particular bike will generally fit you.  While this may not be all that critical when you are in a bike shop and can actually throw a leg over the bike, this number can be important when you are looking on Craig’s list, for example.  So what does this number actually mean??

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Do It Yourself Frame Bags

Do It Yourself Frame Bag
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenore-m/2864380344/

I’m pretty sure that I can’t sew – having never actually tried that I can recall.  However, if I could I’d definitely try my hand at making one of these.  It is an awesome idea, very practical, and potentially a fraction of the cost of commercial offerings for the same space on your frame.

Originally discovered on a site dedicated to Dollar Store Crafts, with detailed plans taken from the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories web site.