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New trends and material usage in bicycle frame design

By Vladimír Jelínek


Thesis in its first part summarizes the evolution of the bicycle from the draisine to the low wheels with a focus on the material of the frame of the bicycle. Also discussed in this section is an overview of small structural modifications, which were gradually used on a bike, like Bowden brake or the first type of transmission system. In the second part, the thesis describes the operating principles and types of suspension forks and disc brakes. Mentioned are materials that are currently used for bike frames with a focus on the advantages and disadvantages of each material used and its future anticipated use

Topics: drezína; Historie jízdních kol; materiály rámů jízdních kol; high wheel; ocel; kotoučová brzda; vysoké kolo; nové trendy v konstrukci jízdních kol; new trends in construction bicycles; aluminium; karbon; materials for bicycle's frames; wheel; sprung fork; History of bicycles; carbon; draisine; hliník; disc brake; odpružená vidlice
Publisher: Vysoké učení technické v Brně. Fakulta strojního inženýrství
Year: 2010
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