Bicycles & Tricycles: A Classic Treatise on Their Design and Construction

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Courier Corporation, 1896 - Antiques & Collectibles - 536 pages
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Up until the publication of this book in1896, no comparable work existed on the science, design, and mechanics of the bicycle — an invention that revolutionized transportation for the average person and had far-reaching social and economic consequences. While other books on the bicycle have been written since, this late-19th-century classic remains unsurpassed in the thorough, accurate, and highly accessible coverage of every aspect of bicycle design and construction. Over 560 illustrations, diagrams, figures and tables complement an exhaustive examination of such topics as the development of cycles, kinematics, stability, steering, the frame, gears, stresses, mechanical components, and much more. A marvel of scientific exposition for its time, this fascinating treatise will attract a wide audience of readers interested in technology and invention as well as serious and competitive cyclists, bicycle designers and collectors.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER III
15
CHAPTER V
39
CHAPTER VII
56
CHAPTER VIII
65
CHAPTER IX
78
Bars
109
Breaking and Working 113 Elastic Limit
114
CHAPTER XX
250
CHAPTER XXV
257
the Balls on their Paths 268 Ideal Ballhearing
269
CHAPTER XXII
275
Frames in General 219 Frames of Frontdrivers 220
297
Transmisslon hy Smooth Rollers 303 Frictlon Gearing
302
CHAPTER XXIII
303
Frames of Frontdrivers 227 Reardriving Safety Frame
313

CHAPTER XII
120
CHAPTER XIV
145
CHAPTER XVI
183
CHAPTER XVII
197
STEERING OF CYCLES
223
CHAPTER XIX
243
CHAPTER XXVI
396
Transmisslon of Power hy Flexihle Bands 280 Early Tri
421
CHAPTER XXVIII
472
CHAPTER XXIX
485
Definition 33 Rolling Resistance on Smooth Surface
504
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