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Preliminary discussions among the Kona Design Group lead to the idea of a 26-inch wheeled, step through frame design.
November 29, 2005 | Permalink
Considering frame design:
1) how about welding/integrating the racks, front and rear, onto the frame? This would be similar to some euro city bike designs. From my experience, anything with a bolt not only goes on, but comes off.
2)Fill the tubes with expanding foam, (similar to structural foam like Bianchi used to use in their thinwall framesets.) this would prevent reduce the chance of corrosion on the interior of the frame members. [minus the seat post, of course.}
3) saddle could be made of injection molded plastic flexible shell molded directly to post. This reduces element of theft.
4) stem and handlebars are welded together in one peice, like early mtn bike bars, or bar/stems on kid's tricycles. Less parts, reduces element of theft.
Just my 3 or 4 cents worth.
December 08, 2005 at 09:30 AM
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