RE: [CR]Re: 80 Years of Evolution

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

From: "Dave Patrick" <>
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Subject: RE: [CR]Re: 80 Years of Evolution
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 08:51:53 -0500
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I would also think that the following might be of interest:

Bicycling Science - in print and can be ordered at most bookstores. There is a good section on frames in here

Bicycles & Tricycles - MIT Press reprint of late 1800's text. Out of print unfortunately and hard to find.

Both of the texts that Chuck listed are also out of print, although I believe Chuck has the Kossak text available as a reprint in a larger compilation.

Dave Patrick Chelsea, Michigan

-----Original Message----- From: []On Behalf Of Chuck Schmidt Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2001 2:54 AM To: Subject: Re: [CR]Re: 80 Years of Evolution

Colin McFerran wrote:
> This is my first post on the list and I am new to the 'Classic' scene.
> I am interested in finding out about how the diamond frame has evolved in the period covered by the list. In particular, how frame geometry has changed and frame weight decreased. The significant milestones and the people involved. I realise that this is too big a topic to address on the list(?)
> but am hoping that some of you can suggest some reading material or other places on the net.

I'd recommend two books:

The Bicycle Frame by Joe Kossak The Custom Bicycle by Michael J. Kolin & Denise M. de la Rosa

The Kossak book covers frame trends and was written in the mid 1970s, so barely touches carbon and titanium with the Graftek and the Teledyne Titan.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California (10% off reprints and three T-shirts for the
price of two during December)