We have had a jolly good time over on Facebook and Twitter talking about why there are differences between boys bikes and girls bikes. The history behind the girls bike frame is that women used to wear dresses all the time so it was more lady like to have a lower bar that kept the dress down for modesty. Also, mens bike frames purportedly needed to hold more weight, thus the higher bar for better reinforcement of the weight on the seat.
Curiosity has the best of me right now because aside from some religious groups, women do not wear dresses when riding a bicycle. That being said, why then do we still have two different bicycle frames? Wouldn’t it make more sense from a manufacturing standpoint to make a universal frame? What do you think?