Recently, I have received a few emails from readers who are looking for 3d computer models of road or mountain bikes. They want to use them as a template for a new design that they are toying with or as a structure for designing parts. Since I haven’t taken the time to model any bikes in 3d (at least not since I modeled this rear half of a bike 10 plus years ago), I can’t really help them out. Does anybody know a source on the web for files like this? I have seen dxf and studio max models of bicycles on the web at places like 3d Café and High End 3d, but generally these are very rough models of bikes to be used in a scene and are not very accurately constructed. If you know of a source for a good detailed bicycle model, please leave a comment.
One of these days, I will model a 3d road bike myself in Rhino, but who knows when I’ll ever get around to it. Free time is pretty hard to find. Besides, Spring is in the air and I would much rather be riding outside than sitting at a computer.