Bicycles & Tricycles: A Classic Treatise on Their Design and Construction (Dover Transportation) (Paperback)

Bicycles & Tricycles: A Classic Treatise on Their Design and Construction (Dover Transportation) By Archibald Sharp Cover Image
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Up until the publication of this book in 1896, 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486429878
ISBN-10: 0486429873
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2011
Pages: 536
Language: English
Series: Dover Transportation