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 Post subject: Tech Term help?!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:59 pm 
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OK brainiacs...

What do you call a triangle with ronded corners (other than a triangle with rounded corners...)

The top tube of a bike has this shape and I want to sound smarter than I am.


Is it a polytrigle, a tricircle...?

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I believe it is an arc triangle

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Here is a source
http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/arcfigures.htm

also look at the Reuleaux triangle about 3/4 down the page.

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a triangle with radiused corners


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Well...if you said the tube was triangular with rounded corners that actually doesn't sound so dumb. A "round" is a sort of technical term if you're talking about mechanical drawing...as in "Fillet", "Chamfer", "Round" etc. Know what I mean?

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a triangular tube with beveled edges?

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He wants a shape, not 4-5 words that describe it.

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Start a contest...name that tube shape!

My entry is "troval"



(ala schwin n'liten contest)

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My entry: "Tricircle" to be read the same as "tricycle". Its a clever play on words you see.

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I do see... That's why I used it.

LMAO,

Now I realy want to use the term troval just to have the manufacturer asking me what the fark I'm talking about... The problem is it might find it's way into a catologue :lol:



tri-bullnosed could fly too, but thanks to santacruz... "The top tube of the Kuota KOM is an inverted reuleaux triangle"

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PezTech wrote:


Is it a polytrigle, a tricircle...?



Curse me and my skim reading.

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ding ding ding, what do I win...ha, just kidding.

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PEZ Cycling News wrote:
The top tube is an inverted euleaux triangle (hell no I didn’t know that till today).


That's good bullshit :lol:

....no wait you left off the R on Reuleaux! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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