- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 30465 KB
- Print Length: 562 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0486429873
- Publisher: Dover Publications (19 Feb. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A73FP50
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- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,606,083 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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No fault attributed to Mr. Sharp, of course, but I suspect that modern technology, upon analysis, would make many of his assertions, limited: given the changes in testing methods, manufacturing and materials that have taken place over the last 100 years.
This is not a book to skim through; you will need to be very dedicated if you decide to 'study' the subject in detail.
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Sharp shows how much engineering knowledge was known about bicycles at the early parts of the 20th century. No wonder bikes were the precursors to --the automobile, --the airplane, --Harleys!
Concerns about bottom-bracket flex, weight distribution, climbing efficiency, transmission systems, steering control, comfort, stability at speed, etc. are all covered. Various materials and their pros and cons are covered (but back then exotic materials were bamboo and heat treated rolled steel!).
If you are an engineer or have a good background in math, you will be entertained by the incredible amounts of analysis presented in the text. If you are just a techie bike geek like me you will still enjoy it without breaking out the calculator to verify the formulaes. There are lots of 'pretty pictures' and well explained concepts to inform and entertain anyone interested in the fundmental engineering priciples and concerns of bicycles.