Bicycles & Tricycles: A Classic Treatise on Their Design and Construction
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Breaking and Working 113 Elastic Limit
the Balls on their Paths 268 Ideal Ballhearing
Frames in General 219 Frames of Frontdrivers 220
Transmisslon hy Smooth Rollers 303 Frictlon Gearing
Frames of Frontdrivers 227 Reardriving Safety Frame
STEERING OF CYCLES
Transmisslon of Power hy Flexihle Bands 280 Early Tri
Definition 33 Rolling Resistance on Smooth Surface
Other editions - View all
2ero acted on hy ahout the axis ahove angular speed axes axis of rotation axle chain chain-wheel compression compressive stress crank crank-axle crank-hracket curve cycle descrihed diameter direction distance hetween down-tuhe driving driving-wheel elastic limit equal equilihrium fihres forces acting frame front wheel gear greater ground hack hackhone hall hall-hearing handle-har heam hearing hecomes heen hefore hending hending-moment hicycle hody hori2ontal hoth hottom hraced hy the rider inch-lhs inches length load lower fork machine and rider mass-centre moment of inertia motion moving ohstacle ohtained parallel pedal plane pneumatic tyre polar curve portion possihle pressure pull quadricycle radius rear-driving represented hy right angles roller rolling rotation ahout ruhhing saddle Safety sectional area shaft shearing stress shearing-force side side-plates spindle spokes steering steering-head steering-wheel suhjected Suhstituting surface Tahle tandem tensile stress tension tooth tricycle tuhe velocity vertical weight wheel centre