An authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's two-hundred-year evolution.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This practical text provides step-by-step coverage of the mechanical design process to help students to design cost effective, consumer-oriented products. Current examples from industry are used throughout. Reflecting current industrial practices, this second edition provides further coverage on concurrent engineering practices including QFD, function modelling, design for assembly, team work and design for the environment.
The Design Museum brings you fifty bicycles that changed the world we live in! The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport. From the penny-farthing, the Dandy-horse and the Velocipede the design of the bicycle has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, Alex Newson explores the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world. The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport. From the penny-farthing, the Dandy-horse and the Velocipede the design of the bicycle has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, here are the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world. Contents Includes... Laufmaschine c.1817 Velocipede c.1863 Safety Bicycle c.1880 The tandem 1898 The cargo bike 1900s BSA 3-Speed Hub 1930-40 Flying Pigeon PA-02 c.1950 PARIS Galibier c.1947 Raleigh Chopper 1969 Dawes Galaxy 1971 Avatar 2000 1980 AM series Moulton Bicycle 1983 STRiDA 1985 Kestrel 4000 1986 'Old Faithful' 1993 Airnimal Chameleon c.2000 Bianchi Pista Chrome 2007 EADS Airebike 2011 Faraday Porteur 2013 ...And Much More!
The authors, teachers at the School of Architecture at Aarhus in Denmark, have spent 25 years collecting material for this book, which records three centuries of industrial design. The subjects are grouped chronologically within four materials categories, with each object discussed in the context of its time and supported by 260 bandw illustrations.