The bicycle is almost unique among human-powered machines in that it uses human muscles in a near-optimum way. This new edition of the bible of bicycle builders and bicyclists provides just about everything you could want to know about the history of bicycles, how human beings propel them, what makes them go faster, and what keeps them from going even faster. The scientific and engineering information is of interest not only to designers and builders of bicycles and other human-powered vehicles but also to competitive cyclists, bicycle commuters, and recreational cyclists.The third edition begins with a brief history of bicycles and bicycling that demolishes many widespread myths. This edition includes information on recent experiments and achievements in human-powered transportation, including the "ultimate human- powered vehicle," in which a supine rider in a streamlined enclosure steers by looking at a television screen connected to a small camera in the nose, reaching speeds of around 80 miles per hour. It contains completely new chapters on aerodynamics, unusual human-powered machines for use on land and in water and air, human physiology, and the future of bicycling. This edition also provides updated information on rolling drag, transmission of power from rider to wheels, braking, heat management, steering and stability, power and speed, and materials. It contains many new illustrations.
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Review: Bicycling ScienceUser Review - Dave - Goodreads
Well, I can't say I actually finished this book - more like reevaluated it. It's a reference book, or can/should be, and I'm going to treat it as such. I got about halfway through at a marginal pace ... Read full review
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I haven't completed this, but I love to reference it. I especially enjoyed the explanation of the origins of the bicycle, and the implications it had on society. Read full review
A short history of bicycling
Human power generation
Thermal effects on power production how bicyclists keep cool
SOME BICYCLE PHYSICS
Power and speed
Rolling tires and bearings
Mechanics and mechanisms power transmission
Materials and stresses
HUMANPOWERED VEHICLES AND MACHINES
Unusual humanpowered machines
Humanpowered vehicles in the future
Steering and balancing
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