Bicycle Design

Author: Tony Hadland
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262026759
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An authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's two-hundred-year evolution.

Electric Bicycles

Author: William C. Morchin
Publisher: Electric Bicycle Manual
ISBN: 0471674192
Size: 50.51 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.

Bicycle Design

Author: Mike Burrows
Publisher: Snowbooks
ISBN: 9781905005680
Size: 48.55 MB
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Mike Burrows is a legend and this is the long awaited masterwork - revised and updated in this new edition - from the world's most famous and irreverent bicycle designer and inventor. Bicycle Design is the essential handbook if you want to know how to go faster, or if you simply love cycle technology. Inside you'll find no-nonsense explanations of everything from aerodynamics to suspension forks.

Bicycles Tricycles

Author: Archibald Sharp
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486142787
Size: 59.63 MB
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Technical coverage of the history of bicycle technology, with more than 560 illustrations, diagrams, and figures complementing an exhaustive examination of the development of cycles, steering, the frame, gears, and mechanical components.

Mobilising Design

Author: Justin Spinney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317197283
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This book brings together research working at the boundary between design knowledges and mobilities, offering a novel collection for both theorists and practitioners. Drawing upon detailed case studies, it demonstrates the diverse roles of design in shaping mobility at different spaces and scales: across cities; within different types of buildings and infrastructures; and through commuting, work and leisure activities. A range of international scholars illustrate the designed mobilities of car parks, traffic lights, street benches, pedestrian wayfinding systems and accessible design in the urban environment; they examine spaces within hospitals, airports and train stations and investigate design practices for bicycles, future urban vehicles and MotoGP motorcycle racing. Other contributions explore overlooked mobile artefacts such as television and video game remote controls, 3D printing and the types of packaging which enable objects themselves to move around. This book demonstrates how the tools, assumptions and processes of design shape spaces of mobility, and also illuminates how shifts in the fluidity and circulation of people, practices and materials in turn reconfigure practices of design. Mobilising Design develops multi-disciplinary understandings of design, drawing upon diverse literatures including design history, product design, architecture and cultural geography. By highlighting often invisible artefacts and associated knowledges and controversies, the book foregrounds the taken-for-granted ways in which everyday mobility is designed. It will be of interest to scholars in geography, sociology, economic history, architecture, design and urban theory.

Creative Bicycle Design And Framebuilding

Author: Ed Foster
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781512242799
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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.

Cyclepedia A Century Of Iconic Bicycle Design

Author: Michael Embacher
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452101675
Size: 63.55 MB
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For every way to ride, there's a bicycle to fit the need. An homage to the beauty of the bike, Cyclepedia showcases the innovations and legacies of bicycle design over the past century. Join longtime bike enthusiast and avid collector Michael Embacher for a tour of 100 bicycles, from the finest racing bikes and high-tech hybrids to the bizarrely specific (such as a bike designed to cycle on ice). Captivating photographs, detailed component lists, and anecdotal information illuminate the details that make each bicycle unique. Also including a foreword by cyclist and designer Paul Smith, Cyclepedia is the ultimate coffee-table book for devotees of the two-wheeled life.

The Moulton Bicycle

Author: Bruce D. Epperson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476632405
Size: 55.20 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.

Japanese Steel

Author: William Bevington
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847861705
Size: 35.63 MB
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The first book to chronicle the golden age of Japanese bicycle design. Japanese bicycles have long been at the forefront of both competitive and recreational cycling--from top-flight racing bicycles to collectible custom fixed-gear frames. This comprehensive and stunningly illustrated book presents a fascinating overview of the most prolific and celebrated period of Japanese bicycle design, between the 1950s and the '80s, when uniquely talented artisanal craftsmen produced some of the most iconic bicycles of the twentieth century. From the recognizable silhouettes of major manufacturers like Fuji, Panasonic, and Bridgestone to the rarest 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 technical manuals to photography of the legendary Keirin racing circuits, this book is must-have for anyone with an interest in cycling and the phenomenon of Japanese design.