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Old 09-26-05, 04:18 PM   #1
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hi i'm looking for some information on frames. me and my partner are new to the cycling scene and we are looking for some advice in the general understanding of frames
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Old 09-26-05, 04:35 PM   #2
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What kind of imformation? materials, sizing? differnt frames for types of riding?
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It's a big subject. I have an excellent book called Bike Cult

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

Which has an extensive section on the history, design, and functionality of various bike parts.

It might interest you to know that the now-standard "diamond" frame dates to the turn of the century, and models from the very early 1900s look essentially identical to frames made today.
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Ahoy there, matey. There are oceans upon oceans of information and mis-information about frames floating about the Internet. Having absorbed much of it, I feel completely confident in my ability to totally confuse you, myself and anyone else willing to listen. However, to put it simply: In the end, a frame that you can afford and that is comfortable is more important than any other factor.

But to your question, here's a link that might be helpful:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-materials.html
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