Bicycle Design

Author: Mike Burrows
Publisher: Snowbooks
ISBN: 9781905005680
Size: 72.16 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.

Bicycle Design

Author: Tony Hadland
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262026759
Size: 58.41 MB
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An authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's two-hundred-year evolution.

Cyclepedia A Century Of Iconic Bicycle Design

Author: Michael Embacher
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452101675
Size: 50.34 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Japanese Steel

Author: William Bevington
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847861705
Size: 60.52 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.


Author: Lodovico Pignatti Morano
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847838677
Size: 35.16 MB
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For sixty-five years, Cinelli has resounded as the preeminent name in Italian bicycle design. From its origins on the Italian racing circuit in the 1940s, to its domination of component design through the 1960s and 1970s, its invention of the Italian BMX and mountain bikes in the 1980s, and its reemergence as one of the leading fixed-gear brands in the 1990s and 2000s, Cinelli has worked with the best designers, artists, and sportsmen to create the most beautiful and successful bicycles in the world. With a nod to references and encyclopedias of architecture and design, the book is broken down into succinct sections devoted to 50 of Cinelli's most influential and enduring contributions to the evolution of bicycle design. From the classic Gazzetta racing frames to the MASH fixies ubiquitous on the urban scene, and from remarkable innovations such as plastic racing saddles and the controversial Spinaci handlebars to timeless components that simply cannot be improved upon, such as the Alter stem -- Cinelli has and continues to set the standards for bicycle and component design across the industry. With contributions from riders, collaborators, and designers for the brand -- including Felice Gimondi, Benny Gold, and Sir Paul Smith -- and with an introductory conversation between company president Antonio Colombo and design legend and cycling enthusiast Sir Paul Smith, Cinelli: The Art and Design of the Bicycle is the best explanation yet of how beauty and technology can meet in this simplest form of design.

Electric Bicycles

Author: William C. Morchin
Publisher: Electric Bicycle Manual
ISBN: 0471674192
Size: 35.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.


Author: Shonquis Moreno
Publisher: Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9783899552843
Size: 42.76 MB
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Velo introduces a wild bunch of passionate cyclists - frame builders, urban planners, artists, photographers, and those who ride professionally - who are making an impact. The book also explores the aesthetic of today's cycling culture and presents custom-made frames and art bikes as well as a selection of contemporary illustration and design influenced by the cycling movement. Geared toward anyone who has a personal or professional interest in cycling, Velo is the fast lane into a current topic that is both entertaining and socially relevant.

The Happy Bicycle

Author: Kathy McGee
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607058278
Size: 50.38 MB
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For cyclists who want to take their style into high gear, The Happy Bicycle, by Kathy McGee of Hemma Designs, comprises a collection of 15 bicycle accessories that are functional and fun. Irresistibly charming, this book offers full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions for helmet covers, totes, embellished bells, baskets, and more. After all, shouldn't a bike look as good as rides?


Author: Mikael Colville-Andersen
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610919386
Size: 11.69 MB
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Urban designer Mikael Colville-Andersen draws from his experience working for dozens of cities around the world on bicycle planning, strategy, infrastructure design, and communication. In Copenhagenize he shows cities how to effectively and profitably re-establish the bicycle as a respected, accepted, and feasible form of transportation. Building on his popular blog of the same name, Copenhagenize offers entertaining stories, vivid project descriptions, and best practices, alongside beautiful and informative visuals to show how to make the bicycle an easy, preferred part of everyday urban life.

Fifty Bicycles That Changed The World

Author: Alex Newson
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 1840916508
Size: 53.22 MB
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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!