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Old 12-22-08, 09:42 AM   #1
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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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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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I highly recommend BikeCAD. I used the free on-line version for about a year, then took the plunge and purchased the stand-alone full function BikeCAD Pro.
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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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BikeCAD Pro $350.00 Canadian, eh!

hmmm, current US exchange makes it about $288.

maybe next year
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