Bicycle Design - Hadland, Tony; Lessing, Hans-Erhard

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Written by two leading bicycle historians and generously illustrated with historic drawings, designs, and photographs, Bicycle Design describes the key stages in the evolution of the bicycle, beginning with the counterintuitive idea of balancing on two wheels in line, through the development of tension-spoked wheels, indirect drives (employing levers, pulleys, chains, and chainwheels), and pneumatic tires. The authors examine the further development of the bicycle for such specific purposes as racing, portability, and all-terrain use; and they describe the evolution of bicycle components…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Written by two leading bicycle historians and generously illustrated with historic drawings, designs, and photographs, Bicycle Design describes the key stages in the evolution of the bicycle, beginning with the counterintuitive idea of balancing on two wheels in line, through the development of tension-spoked wheels, indirect drives (employing levers, pulleys, chains, and chainwheels), and pneumatic tires. The authors examine the further development of the bicycle for such specific purposes as racing, portability, and all-terrain use; and they describe the evolution of bicycle components including seats, transmission, brakes, lights (at first candle-based), and carriers (racks, panniers, saddlebags, child seats, and sidecars). They consider not only commercially successful designs but also commercial failures that pointed the way to future technological developments. And they debunk some myths about bicycles-for example, the mistaken but often-cited idea that Leonardo sketched a chain-drive bike in his notebooks.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Mit Press
  • Seitenzahl: 564
  • 2016
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: 2016. 584 p. w. 306 illus.
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 223mm x 167mm x 32mm
  • Gewicht: 846g
  • ISBN-13: 9780262529709
  • ISBN-10: 026252970X
  • Best.Nr.: 44826695
Autorenporträt
Prof. Dr. Hans-Erhard Lessing, geb. 1938 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Studium der Physik in Berlin, Promotion in Berlin. Habilitation in Physikalischer Chemie. Nach Laser-Grundlagen-Forschung u.a. im IBM-Labor in San José. Hinwendung zur Technik- und Designgeschichte und Museumstätigkeit in Mannheim und Karlsruhe, zudem apl. Professor an der Universität Ulm. Buchveröffentlichungen sowie gelegentlich Artikel für die FAZ und DIE ZEIT.
Rezensionen
"... a winning tour of bike design." (The Wall Street Journal)