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    Online measurement/illustration tool?

    Does anyone know of an online site that can draw your bicycle if you enter the specs?

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    I know of one.

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    It wouldn't be too difficult to draw a standard tube frame using Inkscape, which is a free download program (not a web-based tool).

    Simply draw a rectangle to represent a tube, make the fill a gradient, with a thin black stroke, then enter the dimensions you want for it. Copy and paste that tube to make the next one. Set the position for each tube until complete.

    I can't remember how to "Convert to Curves" in Inkscape, but you'll want to do that in order to sketch in the miters to get the finished look of the frame.

    I you want all the components on there too, it would be a very time-consuming task, but possible.
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    http://www.bikeforest.com/CAD/bcad.php

    I think you might have to install something on your computer or something.. i dont remember.. but it is easy and pretty fun to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    http://www.bikeforest.com/CAD/bcad.php

    I think you might have to install something on your computer or something.. i dont remember.. but it is easy and pretty fun to use.
    +1

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    Shortly after making the original post I began to think, "what a dumb question. Of course there is nothing like that." And you guys came through, thanks.

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    From the site:
    BikeCAD Pro $350.00 Canadian, eh!

    hmmm, current US exchange makes it about $288.

    maybe next year

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