[CR]Re: 80 Years of Evolution

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Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 17:44:16 -0500
To: "Colin McFerran" <cmcferran@optusnet.com.au>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: 80 Years of Evolution

Colin McFerran wrote:
>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.

One of my favorite bikes is my 1916 Mead Ranger. The geometry is basically modern, similar to that of a modern touring bike. I've got pretty modern wheels on it, and love to ride it. It's as comfortable as any non-suspended frame I own, and handles as well as anything else. I've got a Web page about this at http://sheldonbrown.com/ranger.html

The more you look into the history of bicycle technology, the more you'll discover how many things that seem new are actually very old.

Sheldon "1 Inch Pitch" Brown Newtonville, Massachusetts +----------------------------------------+ | I never did a day's work in my life; | | it was all fun. --Thomas Edison | +----------------------------------------+

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