The Bike Deconstructed

Author: Richard Hallett
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845338831
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Do you know the difference between a head tube and a headset? Can you tell whether a frame is made from steel or carbon fibre? Do you know how a derailleur works and why it revolutionized bike design? If not, this is the perfect guide for you. The Bike Deconstructed celebrates bicycle design by looking at its individual components, large and small. Their historical roots are explored, key features identified and principal uses (and sometimes misuses) revealed. Along the way, you'll lean how they are made, how they function, and why we need so many different variations.

The Bike Deconstructed

Author: Richard Hallett
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781616892289
Size: 72.68 MB
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A metal frame, two wheels, pedals, a seat, and handlebars—on first glance, bicycles look pretty straightforward. And yet, even today's most stripped-down bicycles can feature as many as two hundred parts, each with a critical role to play. The unbelievably efficient way they work together is what makes modern bicycles such marvels of compact engineering, and sometimes frustrating to diagnose and repair. In The Bike Deconstructed, bicycle guru Richard Hallett dismantles the modern bicycle to uncover the origin, design, and evolution of every integral part. Through stunning photography, accessible writing, and clear diagrams, Hallett examines every aspect of the bike in detail—from the anatomy of the drive chain to the geometry of the main frame, and from spoke weaving patterns to the effect of fork rake on steering and stability. So whether you are a leisurely cruiser or have dreams of entering the Tour de France, The Bike Deconstructed is your must-have cycle resource.

Racing Bicycles

Author: David Rapley
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1864704829
Size: 59.39 MB
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"This is an important and excellent book" Hetchins Racing Bicycles: 100 Years of Steel features racing bikes from the last 100 years. Spectacular photography of racing machines from the Tour de France

The Science Of A Bicycle

Author: Ian Graham
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9781433900402
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Uses the example of a bicycle to explore forces and how they work, discussing gravity, friction, acceleration, and torque.

Bicycle Design

Author: Mike Burrows
Publisher: Snowbooks
ISBN: 9781905005680
Size: 49.13 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.

Bicycling Science

Author: David Gordon Wilson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262731546
Size: 59.89 MB
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A new, updated edition of a popular book on the history, science, and engineering of bicycles, by MIT mechanical engineering professor emeritus David Gordon Wilson.

Bicycle Design

Author: Tony Hadland
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262322226
Size: 64.28 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.

How To Build A Bike

Author: Jenni Gwiazdowski
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711238985
Size: 56.35 MB
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With a few simple tools and a bit of inspiration, anyone can build a bicycle that will bring many years of happy riding. This book will teach you the right skills, how to choose the right components, use tools confidently and ace the technical bits to end up with a unique and totally bespoke single-speed bike. Learn how to dismantle a vintage bike for its frame and parts, measure it all for a perfect fit, assemble it with new parts into a safe and stylish new bike, and finally pop on a bell or basket. This is your complete guide to building your own ride.

Building Your Perfect Bike

Author: Richard Ries
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780933201774
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Building Your Perfect Bike By Richard Ries.

The Custom Road Bike

Author: Guy Andrews
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856696647
Size: 59.72 MB
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This book is the complete guide to specifying and buying your dream bike. Each chapter covers a particular part of the bike, from the frame, to forks, headsets, wheels, tyres, hubs, gear components, chains, brakes, saddles, handlebars, pedals, water bottle cages, and accessories. Including beautiful studio images of the latest kit, the chapters feature interviews with the top designers and manufacturers, and maintenance tips from professional mechanics.