Archive for November, 2007

BikeCAD 5.3

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

BikeCAD 5.3

BikeCAD 5.3 is now available. New features that are common to BikeCAD and BikeCAD Pro include:

  • New icon to minimize the display of the tabs at the bottom of BikeCAD.
  • Show either Campagnolo or Shimano brake hoods.
  • Full German, Italian and Portuguese translations.
  • Type in mathematical expressions into dimension fields (18.5*25.4, etc.)
  • Check box to make both front and rear wheels the same size.

New features in BikeCAD Pro include:

  • Unlimited fit schemes in the Fit advisor.
  • Fit advisor can now manage formula for determining effective top tube length, stem length and saddle setback.
  • Move the sitting position back and forth on the saddle, or even stand off the saddle.
  • Show block of text in the title block in any of the four corners of the drawing.
  • Streamline your interface by removing menus, options and dimensions that you don’t need.
  • Post your own version of BikeCAD on your own site using BikeCAD for the Web.
  • Initiate custom bike sales by collecting contact info and body measurements from prospective customers using this free PHP script.

Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Allison, Brent, Peter, Andrew, Mohrgan and Ted on route to the parade

Today was the Santa Claus Parade. For the third year in a row, a collection of local environmental groups got together to enter a float as the Tree Huggers. This was my first chance to unveil a new four person bike I’m calling the Family Truckster. It made it though the parade with flying colours. Although I’m glad that it still isn’t painted as there are a few modifications I still want to make to the bike.

Here are some photos and a video from the day. The video features music by Ontario’s own Matthew Barber.

Oliver rides the Hulabike in the Santa Claus Parade

Carla and Dan pilot the Family Truckster in Santa Claus Parade

Matthew rides the Hotmover in the Santa Claus Parade Catrike in the Santa Claus Parade
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