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Constructing the Bicycle - page 4
Create the following rectangles using the Rectangle Tool/Property Bar combination placing each new rectangle above the previous as shown in A:

Bottom Headset Bearing

1.75" wide (x) by 0.50" high (y)

Head Tube

1.5" wide (x) by 4.25" high (y)

Top Headset Bearing

1.75" wide (x) by 0.50" high (y)

Brake Hub

1.50" wide (x) by 0.5" high (y)

Handlebar Nut

1.25" wide (x) by 0.50" high (y)

Handlebar Vertical Tube

1.00" wide (x) by 2.75" high (y)

Snap each rectangle into place as shown in B. Marquee select the rectangles and center them horizontally using the Align and Distribute command as shown in C.

Convert the rectangle to a curve (Ctrl+Q). Add a node at the bottom center of the Bottom Headset Bearing with the Node Edit Tool and the + sign. Pick up the fork near the top center node and snap it to the new node on the Bottom Headset Bearing.
Group all of this together and use the Property Bar to apply a rotation of 16.0 degrees. Pick up the fork near the bottom center node and snap it to the center hub of the front wheel.

 

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