Re: [CR]Re: 80 Years of Evolution

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Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 23:54:23 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: 80 Years of Evolution
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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)