from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a bicycle, the truss made of hollow steel tubing, brazed at the joints, by which the weight of the rider is transferred to the axles of the wheels. Its shape is approximately that of the lozenge on a playing-card called the diamond. See bicycle.


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  • Not technically a Seattle event, but this bike swap and show will include hundreds of classic balloon-tire cruisers, banana-seat Schwinn Stingrays, plenty of more “modern” diamond-frame antique bicycles, and probably some penny-farthings as well.

    Wheeling Though The Weekend « PubliCola

  • I was surprised to see this touted as a feature, since pretty much all traditional diamond-frame bicycles place the rear triangle behind the front one.

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  • Available pictures of Burton in action suggest she typically palped an unfaired diamond-frame bike.

    BSNYC Freitag Spaß-Quiz!


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