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Old 04-23-19, 09:45 AM
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Clifford, I think you'd like Bicycling Science. You are thinking of all the things Bicycling Science discusses. Amazon link here.

I sure hope that the math doesn't prove riding a bike is physically impossible.

I'm an engineer, so I look at sensitivity. That is, for commuting and shopping and bopping around town, how obsolete are round tubes? I have a fancy CF road bike, but that would not be my choice for a durable commuter. And engineered tubing requires molds, resin mixing systems with good QC, etc. Still easier to build a bike with round tubes. In other words the performance differential for bopping around service may not justify the 14 lb CF frame with DI2.

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