Cycling drivetrain - Bookshelf
Drivetrain. Power. Losses. Mechanical energy is delivered from the chain ring to the rear wheel through the chain and transmission. Unfortunately, friction in the bottom bracket bearings, chain elements, and rear transmission consumes a ...
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For serious cyclists, cycling coaches, and triathletes, the quest for a technical edge never stops. Now two-time U.S. Olympic cycling team staff member and renowned cycling author Ed Burke leads a team of top cycling scientists to reveal the latest advances in the sport. The newest edition of High-Tech Cyclingpicks up where the first edition left off, incorporating the most current information on cycling technology, technique, physiology, and mechanics in one comprehensive book. Thorough explanations, along with supportive graphs and illustrations, give you an in-depth understanding of the dynamics between human and machine that combine to create champions of the sport.Thirteen experts contributed to this book, compiling the latest scientific information available to enhance your cycling performance. From bike optimization to body positioning, High-Tech Cyclingprovides the details you want, including new information you won't find in any other book.With each chapter, you'll gain fresh insights and new information from another research insider. In High-Tech Cycling, you'll learn more than what to do and how to do it; you'll discover the scientific justification for equipment, positioning, and key training decisions. The book covers every aspect of the cycling world, from racing on the road to specific elements of mountain biking.High-Tech Cyclingcuts through opinions and misinformation to give you the cutting edge on the science behind the sport. From heart rate monitors and altitude tents to power hubs, suspension systems, frame construction, pedaling efficiency, and beyond, the book covers every aspect of technology and technique. Additional chapters are dedicated to nutrition, altitude training, and the physiological demands of the sport.
THE DRIVETRAIN The sound of a well-maintained drivetrain is its whirr of pleasure; the cranks should spin freely and the chain shouldn't skip, jump or rub. On a geared bicycle, the drivetrain consists of a cassette of nine or ten sprockets ...
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Whether you are a novice, a mountain-bike enthusiast, a competitive cyclist or one who rides for fitness or pleasure, this book provides all you need to know to get the best out of your bike.Beginning with the anatomy of the bicycle, it explains what to look for when buying a bike so that you get the right one for you, whether it be a folding bike, tandem, electric bike, trackbike or BMX. There's plenty of information on the right kit - for women as well as men - and clear explanations to help you tackle maintenance and repair jobs with confidence. The basic principles of riding, negotiating cities and ridingoff-road are explained, and it also covers how to ride safely and comfortably.For all those who want to take their cycling further, there's information on competitive riding and training, and even a stunninginternational touring section packed full of recommended rides in breathtaking locations.Fun, inspiring, beautifully illustrated and easy to use, The Cycling Bible is the perfect companion for riders of every level, whatever they want from their bike.
It doesn't hurt to roll and/or lash the left pant leg, too. The most devoted fans of cleanliness should consider using a bicycle with a chain case, which com- pletely encloses the drivetrain. Unfortunately, keeping one's clothes clean while riding is ...
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The bicyclist is under attack from all directions - the streets are ragged, the air is poison, and the drivers are angry. As if that weren't enough, the American cyclist must carry the weight of history along on every ride. After a brief heyday at the turn of the twentieth century, American cyclists fell out of the social consciousness, becoming an afterthought when our cities were planned and built. Cyclists today are left to navigate through a hard and unsympathetic world that was not made for them. Yet, with the proper attitude and a bit of knowledge, cyclists can thrive in this hostile environment.Covering much more than just riding a bike in traffic, author Robert Hurst paints, in uncanny detail, the challenges, strategies, and art of riding a bike on America's modern streets and roadways. The Art of Cycling dismantles the bicycling experience and slides it under the microscope, piece by piece. Its primary concern is safety, but this book goes well beyond the usual tips and how-to, diving in to the realms of history, psychology, sociology, and economics.