Bicycle Design

Bicycle Design Author : Tony Hadland
Release : 2016-07-22
Publisher : Mit Press
ISBN : 9780262529709
File Size : 59.47 MB
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The bicycle ranks as one of the most enduring, most widely used vehicles in the world, with more than a billion produced during almost two hundred years of cycling history. This book offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's technical and historical evolution, from the earliest velocipedes (invented to fill the need for horseless transport during a shortage of oats) to modern racing bikes, mountain bikes, and recumbents. It traces the bicycle's development in terms of materials, ergonomics, and vehicle physics, as carried out by inventors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers. Written by two leading bicycle historians and generously illustrated with historic drawings, designs, and photographs, Bicycle Design describes the key stages in the evolution of the bicycle, beginning with the counterintuitive idea of balancing on two wheels in line, through the development of tension-spoked wheels, indirect drives (employing levers, pulleys, chains, and chainwheels), and pneumatic tires. The authors examine the further development of the bicycle for such specific purposes as racing, portability, and all-terrain use; and they describe the evolution of bicycle components including seats, transmission, brakes, lights (at first candle-based), and carriers (racks, panniers, saddlebags, child seats, and sidecars). They consider not only commercially successful designs but also commercial failures that pointed the way to future technological developments. And they debunk some myths about bicycles -- for example, the mistaken but often-cited idea that Leonardo sketched a chain-drive bike in his notebooks. Despite the bicycle's long history and mass appeal, its technological history has been neglected. This volume, with its engaging and wide-ranging coverage, fills that gap. It will be the starting point for all future histories of the bicycle.

Bicycle Design

Bicycle Design Author : Tony Hadland
Release : 2014-03-28
Publisher : MIT Press
ISBN : 0262026759
File Size : 36.52 MB
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An authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's two-hundred-year evolution.

Japanese Steel

Japanese Steel Author : William Bevington
Release : 2018-04-10
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN : 0847861708
File Size : 36.15 MB
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Japanese bicycles have long been at the forefront of both competitive and recreational cycling--from top-flight racing bicycles ridden by champions in international competition to the most collectible custom frames on the fixed-gear scene. In this comprehensive and stunningly illustrated book, William Bevington--one of the leading collectors of Japanese bicycles in the United States, and an authority on their design and manufacture--presents a fascinating overview of the golden age of Japanese bicycles. Coinciding with the flourishing of the Japanese steel industry, the most prolific and celebrated period of Japanese bicycle design came between the 1950s and the 1980s, when an abundance of exceptional raw materials, uniquely talented artisanal craftsmen, and an expanding international market combined to produce some of the most iconic and enduring bicycles of the twentieth century. From the most recognisable silhouettes of road bicycles from major manufacturers like Fuji, Panasonic, and Bridgestone to the rarest and most collectible frames from artisanal builders like 3-Rensho or Nagasawa, Japanese bicycle designers dominated the cycling world and created machines that are still revered today. Illustrated with specially commissioned photographs of fully restored bikes, and supplemented with artifacts and ephemera from manufacturers' manuals to photography of the legendary Keirin racing circuits, this book is a glorious reference for anyone with an interest in cycling and the phenomenon of Japanese design.

Cyclepedia

Cyclepedia Author : Michael Embacher
Release : 2019-01-18
Publisher :
ISBN : 9780500293973
File Size : 58.90 MB
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An homage to the beauty of two wheels, Cyclepedia is a celebration of the best bicycles designed over the past century. Cyclepedia is a photographic homage to the beauty of two wheels as well as a celebration of the fastest, lightest, and most innovative bicycles designed over the past century. This book features highlights from the unique collection of architect and designer Michael Embacher's more than 250 bicycles. This compact edition of Cyclepedia offers an expanded selection, including fifteen new bicycles from Embacher's collection, among them designs from Alex Singer, Alan, Textima, and Puch. With a foreword by designer Paul Smith and a history of bicycle design by Michael Zappe and Martin Strubreiter, this stunning selection presents some of the rarest and most beautiful bicycles from around the world. Grouped loosely according to type, the bikes range from mountain, racing, urban, single-speed, and tandems to kids', folding, touring, cargo, and curiosities. The selection includes classic racing bikes from the Tour de France, high-tech machines that employ the latest advances in materials science, and eccentric bikes designed for unusual uses. This book is a cornucopia of all that bicycle design has to offer, the ultimate gift purchase for cycling and design enthusiasts everywhere.

Creative Bicycle Design and Framebuilding

Creative Bicycle Design and Framebuilding Author : Ed Foster
Release : 2015-05-15
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781512242799
File Size : 76.13 MB
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Creative Bicycle Design and Framebuilding is for the experienced craftsman interested in making steel bicycle frames and forks in a small shop, or well-equipped home studio. It covers aspects of the design process, including creativity, and bicycle geometry. Tools and equipment are discussed, and the process of building bicycle frames is illustrated.This book conveys a functional understanding of bicycle frame construction, allowing the builder to advance toward building bicycle frames by using his own method, rather than by copying how somebody else does it.

Bicycle Design

Bicycle Design Author : Tony Hadland
Release : 2014-03-28
Publisher : MIT Press
ISBN : 0262322226
File Size : 86.19 MB
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An authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's two-hundred-year evolution. The bicycle ranks as one of the most enduring, most widely used vehicles in the world, with more than a billion produced during almost two hundred years of cycling history. This book offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's technical and historical evolution, from the earliest velocipedes (invented to fill the need for horseless transport during a shortage of oats) to modern racing bikes, mountain bikes, and recumbents. It traces the bicycle's development in terms of materials, ergonomics, and vehicle physics, as carried out by inventors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers. Written by two leading bicycle historians and generously illustrated with historic drawings, designs, and photographs, Bicycle Design describes the key stages in the evolution of the bicycle, beginning with the counterintuitive idea of balancing on two wheels in line, through the development of tension-spoked wheels, indirect drives (employing levers, pulleys, chains, and chainwheels), and pneumatic tires. The authors examine the further development of the bicycle for such specific purposes as racing, portability, and all-terrain use; and they describe the evolution of bicycle components including seats, transmission, brakes, lights (at first candle-based), and carriers (racks, panniers, saddlebags, child seats, and sidecars). They consider not only commercially successful designs but also commercial failures that pointed the way to future technological developments. And they debunk some myths about bicycles—for example, the mistaken but often-cited idea that Leonardo sketched a chain-drive bike in his notebooks. Despite the bicycle's long history and mass appeal, its technological history has been neglected. This volume, with its engaging and wide-ranging coverage, fills that gap. It will be the starting point for all future histories of the bicycle.

Integrated Life Cycle Design of Structures

Integrated Life Cycle Design of Structures Author : Asko Sarja
Release : 2002-03-28
Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN : 1000687163
File Size : 20.2 MB
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Traditionally the process of design has concentrated on the construction phase itself, with the primary objective being to optimise efficiency and minimise costs during development and construction. With the move towards a more sustainable development comes the need for this short-term approach to be expanded to encompass the entire service life of

Electric Bicycles

Electric Bicycles Author : William C. Morchin
Release : 2006
Publisher : Electric Bicycle Manual
ISBN : 0471674192
File Size : 75.66 MB
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Design or build a battery–powered electric bicycle For much of the world, bicycles are a transportation mainstay. Electric bicycles––powered by a rechargeable battery pack––are proven to deliver the highest possible energy efficiency, even compared to pedal bikes. A transportation alternative to fossil fuels, electric bicycles are fast catching on, in part because they don′t require factory assembly. End–users can easily construct them with available components. The text reveals important techniques, data, and examples that allow readers to judge various propulsion setups––used in both home– and factory–made bikes––and estimate speed and travel distance for each. Numerous charts clearly present the costs, benefits, and trade–offs between both commercial and user–converted models. Key features include: Estimating motor–performance for wind, hill, and cruising power requirements Estimating battery capacity and a thorough description of battery charging Motor and motor–control options Evaluating motor–to–wheel coupling options Placement of propulsion components Configurations and performance How systems–engineering techniques can produce electric–bicycle designs that have long travel range and low life–cycle cost Testing Developments to watch A comprehensive resource for harnessing innovation, Electric Bicycles is the definitive practical guide to taking full advantage of this exciting alternative energy technology.

Digital Twin Driven Smart Design

Digital Twin Driven Smart Design Author : Fei Tao
Release : 2020-05
Publisher : Academic Press
ISBN : 0128189185
File Size : 66.18 MB
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Digital Twin Driven Smart Design draws on the latest industry practice and research to establish a basis for the implementation of digital twin technology in product design. Coverage of relevant design theory and methodology is followed by detailed discussions of key enabling technologies that are supported by cutting-edge case studies of implementation. This groundbreaking book explores how digital twin technology can bring improvements to different kinds of product design process, including functional, lean and green. Drawing on the work of researchers at the forefront of this technology, this book is the ideal guide for anyone interested in digital manufacturing or computer-aided design.

Advanced Design and Manufacture III

Advanced Design and Manufacture III Author : Dai Zhong Su
Release : 2010-11-11
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
ISBN : 3038134899
File Size : 29.7 MB
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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).

The Bicycle Book

The Bicycle Book Author : DK
Release : 2016-05-02
Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN : 0241278880
File Size : 26.68 MB
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The Bicycle Book is an extraordinary celebration of the history of cycling from BMX and mountain biking, to track and road racing. Take a ride through the sport's history and discover classic and cutting-edge bicycles, following the evolution of cycling throughout the decades. Perfect for anyone with a love for cycling, The Bicycle Book features the latest high-performance bikes and cycling technology, along with profiles of famous cyclists, and iconic manufacturers and brands. With up-close images, maps, and histories of key races and competitions, The Bicycle Book is a stylish and fascinating addition to any enthusiast's collection.

Reconsidering the Bicycle

Reconsidering the Bicycle Author : Luis A. Vivanco
Release : 2013-03-05
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 1136656774
File Size : 89.88 MB
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In cities throughout the world, bicycles have gained a high profile in recent years, with politicians and activists promoting initiatives like bike lanes, bikeways, bike share programs, and other social programs to get more people on bicycles. Bicycles in the city are, some would say, the wave of the future for car-choked, financially-strapped, obese, and sustainability-sensitive urban areas. This book explores how and why people are reconsidering the bicycle, no longer thinking of it simply as a toy or exercise machine, but as a potential solution to a number of contemporary problems. It focuses in particular on what reconsidering the bicycle might mean for everyday practices and politics of urban mobility, a concept that refers to the intertwined physical, technological, social, and experiential dimensions of human movement. This book is for Introductory Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Sociology, Environmental Anthropology, and all undergraduate courses on the environment and on sustainability throughout the social sciences.

The Bicycle — Towards a Global History

The Bicycle — Towards a Global History Author : P. Smethurst
Release : 2015-05-22
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 1137499516
File Size : 47.63 MB
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This is the first history of the bicycle to trace not only the technical background to its invention, but also to contrast its social and cultural impact in different parts of the world, and assess its future as a continuing global phenomenon.

The Moulton Bicycle

The Moulton Bicycle Author : Bruce D. Epperson
Release : 2018-05-21
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN : 1476632405
File Size : 56.9 MB
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In 1963, British inventor Alex Moulton (1920–2012) introduced an innovative compact bicycle. Architectural Review editor Reyner Banham (1922–1988) predicted it would give rise to “a new class of cyclists,” young urbanites riding by choice, not necessity. Forced to sell his firm in 1967, Moulton returned in the 1980s with an even more radical model, the AM—his acclaim among technology and design historians owed much to Banham’s writings. The AM’s price tag (some models cost many thousands of dollars) has inspired tech-savvy cyclists to create “hot rod” compact bikes from Moulton-inspired “shopper” cycles of the 1970s—a trend also foreseen by Banham, who considered hot rod culture the “folk art of the mechanical era.” The author traces the intertwined lives of two unusually creative men who had an extraordinary impact on each others’ careers, despite having met only a few times.