I like to immerse myself in things I find interesting. I ask a lot of questions and spend some time wondering why things are done the way they are.
Bikes have been going around in circles for a long time but honestly I haven't paid much attention. I do handle a lot of aluminum bike tubes and absolutely love racing bicycle and bicycle racing. I figured I would play around in autocad over the weekend and draw something up just to see how it might go together.
I may not have the wheel diameters perfect and some other things a bit off but it's just a start. I see a lot of conversation regarding aerodynamics which is not my expertise but I figured some bending of the stays where the bike gets wider may be a bonus. I also didn't study the UCI rules either. The (aero) tube profiles are similar to the open source tubes available but not true "wing" shapes. The open source tubes are extrusions and mechanically inferior to the drawn tubes I usually use but may be better in the wind.
I am 6' tall and ride a 57 top tube so this is basically for me. If you wouldn't mind commenting on my geometry I would appreciate it. Ill slip it into bikecad if it looks good and add some real bike parts.
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track-bike by frankthewelder, on Flickr