Anyone who likes bicycles has at some point probably fantasized about it - getting their own one-of-a-kind custom-made bike. There are oodles of independent frame-builders out there who will gladly accommodate such fantasies, but their services generally don’t come cheap. Building a high-end bicycle from scratch definitely requires a lot of skill, and even designing one isn’t something that just anyone can do… or is it? BikeCAD, a free online applet, guides users through designing their own road, mountain, tandem or recumbent bike. They can then take their finished design to a builder, or even attempt to build the thing themselves.
BikeCAD lets you design your dream bicycle online, for free
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An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away.All articles by Ben Coxworth
to all my cycling budies.Razali Osman
Wow. Never knew such a free application exists. I built a mountain bike from scratch and can't seem to figure out what's causing my arms and back to become so sore after a short ride. I've mixed many bike components and it still hasn't changed. I'll play around with this app to see what the problem might be. Thanks for the article.Sambath Pech
Sounds Cool! Though I'm always leary of doing "free design" and handing it off. I knew a designer that went to Igloo (coolers) and said " I've got this awesome idea, and even a proto type! A cooler with wheels!! They said "no thanks" and immediately introduced a cooler with wheels to their line. All he could say was "oh well" :(bigorangetruck
This is a perfect idea. I would love to design my own bicycle for my height and needs. Whoever came up with this is a genius.Annie Green