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by David Gordon Wilson

eBook Bicycling Science, 3rd Edition download ISBN: 0262232375
Author: David Gordon Wilson
Publisher: The MIT Press; 3 edition (April 1, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 485
ePub: 1955 kb
Fb2: 1992 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering

Wilson's book includes excellent updates on topics ranging from bicycle history, human power, and bicycle stability to aerodynamics and mechanics.

He covers all of the bicycle's facets, from history to physics to aesthetics, in a book that is both exacting and entertaining. Wilson's book includes excellent updates on topics ranging from bicycle history, human power, and bicycle stability to aerodynamics and mechanics. It will become the essential reference for those who really want to understand what makes a bicycle work.

The scientific and engineering information is of interest not only to designers and builders of bicycles and other human-powered vehicles but also to competitive cyclists, bicycle commuters, and recreational cyclists.

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David Gordon Wilson outside his home workshop, 2005. One of the most famous recumbent bicycles, the Avatar 2000 was designed by Wilson and Richard Forrestall in 1980.

David Gordon Wilson outside his home workshop, 2005 Born in Warwickshire, England, Wilson came to the . on a post-doctoral fellowship in 1955. He returned to Britain in 1957 to work in the gas-turbine industry.

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David Gordon Wilson (11 February 1928 – 2 May 2019) was a British-born engineer who served as a professor of engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. Born in Warwickshire, England, Wilson went to the US on a post-doctoral fellowship in 1955. He taught engineering in Nigeria from 1958 to 1960

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The bicycle is almost unique among human-powered machines in that it uses human muscles in a near-optimum way. This new edition of the bible of bicycle builders and bicyclists provides just about everything you could want to know about the history of bicycles, how human beings propel them, what makes them go faster, and what keeps them from going even faster. The scientific and engineering information is of interest not only to designers and builders of bicycles and other human-powered vehicles but also to competitive cyclists, bicycle commuters, and recreational cyclists. The third edition begins with a brief history of bicycles and bicycling that demolishes many widespread myths. This edition includes information on recent experiments and achievements in human-powered transportation, including the "ultimate human- powered vehicle," in which a supine rider in a streamlined enclosure steers by looking at a television screen connected to a small camera in the nose, reaching speeds of around 80 miles per hour. It contains completely new chapters on aerodynamics, unusual human-powered machines for use on land and in water and air, human physiology, and the future of bicycling. This edition also provides updated information on rolling drag, transmission of power from rider to wheels, braking, heat management, steering and stability, power and speed, and materials. It contains many new illustrations.
Comments: (7)
I am an engineer and addicted to cycling. This is my kind of book. The bicycle has to be one of the great inventions of our time. The efficiency of it's design is truly amazing and it hasn't really changed much since the introduction of the "safety bicycle" in the 1880s. This book goes into a lot of technical depth on all things cycling. If you don't like a chapter, then don't read it. Every serious cyclist should read this book though to appreciate the genius and simplicity of bicycle design and how it gets us from point A to point B under human power.
I purchased this book with high hopes in learning how bicycles are designed from an engineering standpoint. I haven't read the entire book yet, but I skimmed it and it appears to spend a lot of time talking about human power and how it is used to make a bicycle move, not so much the design of the bicycle itself. I was looking for more design and engineering related data from this book not just statistics and data related to the act of bicycling, if that makes sense.

Don't get me wrong its a good book if its what you wanted, it's just not exactly what I was looking for.
If you like bikes, REALLY like bikes, this belongs on your shelf.
This is a serious scientific investigation of bikes, how they work, and the limits of their operation.
I have never seen so much data about bikes and how they can be ridden assembled in one place.
The theory and engineering of sub-assemblies is discussed, but this is NOT a book on bike repair.
If you like working on bikes, this will explain WHY you do what you do to keep them running well.
Right next to this book on my shelf is 'Bicycles and Tricycles' by Archbald Sharp, written 108 years before 'Bicycle Science'.
Amazing: the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Bike geeks: get both and enjoy!
I have used this book with students since my very first days of teaching in the late seventies. Any time a project was proposed involving human-powered motion the book came off the shelf and into the hands of the curious and ambitious group. From recumbents to cargo bikes to bicycle water pumps and so much more. This book is a gem. The best reference on my shelf.
Was a gift, my boyfriend always is reading it, I would say go for it and buy it!
It's certainly not the simplest or easiest book to ingest, but if you take it for what it is - a compilation of known science on the various aspects of the seemingly simple thing that we call a bicycle - it delivers. This is (absolutely!) not the book you need to fix a flat, nor to tune your hydraulic suspension; but if you are involved in research and/or development in cycling or human-powered vehicules, this is the best way of getting up to speed on the state of the union. Material depth varies from chapter to chapter, sometimes with good reasons (stability and dynamics are certainly not as easy to summarize as power calculations); there are certainly many topics I would have liked to see expanded; but that's the nature of such a book.
I have BS2, but in June 2005 ordered BS3 think it is great. Lots of recent information, re-organized, and overall was an improvement over the previous 2 editions. I still find it useful to have an older edition around (e.g. BS2) to see how things have changed and new information on aerodynamics, nutrition, etc. have been discovered in the last 10 or so years.
CAVEATS: --I was disappointed that aerodynamic research done with Lance and Steve Hed etc. were not included. --For practical advice on training, nutrition, aerodynamics advantage of certains pieces of gear, seat height, etc., I recommend ED Burke's books, such as 'Serious Cycling', 'High Tech Cycling', etc. --For specific training plans I recommend Chris Carmichael's books. --For repairs, I recommend the books from Park Tools, and Barnett. --A collection of Gene Sloan's repair books not only gives great advice, but also lets you see how various components have evolved over the last 20+ years.
Still, an entertaining book for those of use who wonder about the affects of bearing friction, mechanical loads, etc. and the affect it may have on our riding.
While this book will have appeal to a fairly narrow group of true bicycle enthusiasts, technicians, and researchers, it does cover the subject matter from a professional perspective, in a fully professional format. I found information in this book that I had not found from other sources, and gained addition understanding of historic work in bicycle research. It will be a bit ambitious for most people, but if you have a need to know, or a real curiosity about, what makes the bicycle such a unique machine, this book is a great source.