The Bike Deconstructed

Author: Richard Hallett
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845338831
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF
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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

Bicycle

Author: David V. Herlihy
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300104189
Format: PDF, Docs
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The nineteenth century's "mechanical horse" offered an exciting new world of transportation for all and ushered in an era of changes that resonates to the present day, changes cataloged and described in a fascinating history of an engineering marvel.

The Science of a Bicycle

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

The Elite Bicycle

Author: Gerard Brown
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408170957
Format: PDF, Docs
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A visual celebration of the world's greatest cycling marques showing the techniques used to make all the components of a truly great bike.

Bicycle Design

Author: Mike Burrows
Publisher: Snowbooks
ISBN: 9781905005680
Format: PDF, Docs
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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: 0262322226
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Bicycling Magazine s Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair

Author: Jim Langley
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781579540098
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fix a broken chain with a shoelace! Improve shifter performance with dishwashing detergent! Inside are thousands of tips to repair and maintain any road or mountain bike. Whether it's the latest model or a classic that has thousands of miles on it, beginners or experienced riders can keep their bikes on the road longer and spend less time in the repair shop. With this ultimate repair manual: * Build a dream bike workshop with complete plans and comprehensive tool lists * Wow ride partners with tricks for fixing breakdowns with a minimum of tools * Roll wheel hoops and save time and money * Dial in suspension shocks for comfortable rides * Discover top tricks from professional mechanics * Expertly work on any style of brakes, including the V-Brake * Overhaul freewheels and cassettes for peak performance * Service clipless pedals for maximum safety What's new in the expanded and revised fourth edition? * Updated text that covers the latest models and parts * Over 160 new photos so you get repairs right the first time * Clearer, better designed captions so you can read as you repair * Troubleshooting sections to quickly identify and correct common problems * Web sites and phone numbers of bicycle and parts manufacturers * An updated glossary with the latest in bike lingo

How to Build a Bike

Author: Jenni Gwiazdowski
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711238985
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.