June 4, 2013
Reading Time: 18 minutes
The abbreviated guide to bicycle dynamics
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Below are the key references used in compiling much of this information. Look them up, buy them or hop to your local library and see if they are on the shelf…
Bicycles & Tricycles: An Elementary Treatise on Their Design and Construction, Archibald Sharp The MIT Press ISBN: 0-262-19156-3 / 0-262-69066-7/ 0-262-19156-3
How and Why: Motorcycle Design and Ternimology. Gaetano Cocco in collaboration with Aprilia Motorcycles. Published by Giorgio NADA Editore ISBN: 88-7911-189-2
Motorcycle Chassis Design: the theory and practice. Tony Foale and Vic Willoughby Osprey Publishing ISBN: 0-85045-560-X
Motorcycle Tuning: Chassis John Robinson Heinemann Newnes ISBN: 0-434-91724-9
Racer’s Encyclopedia of Metals, Fibers & materials Forbes Arid Motorbooks International ISBN: 0-87938-916-8
After 20 odd years working in and around the cycling industry, for myself and others, I decided riding bikes was more fun than working with them. Over that time though, I wrote (and some wrote for me) a lot of stuff about bikes, on blogs and the like. Some was good, some, well... not so much. Rather than loose it all when I shut everything down once and for all, I have kept some of my favourite, and more popular pieces here for... prosperity?
I also am working on new pieces as well...