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Cycle Zoo: Bikes for the 21st Century

Cycle Zoo: Bikes for the 21st Century

by Stephen Nurse
Cycle Zoo: Bikes for the 21st Century

Cycle Zoo: Bikes for the 21st Century

by Stephen Nurse


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Bicycles are wonderful tools for exercise, reconnection, refreshment and transport. But human powered transport is more than just bicycles. This book introduces bicycles and some practical alternatives through summaries, interviews and home made cycles made with timber, 3d printing, steel and aluminium. Included are load carrying, city cycling, electric bikes, volunteering, recumbent bikes, trikes, and leaning trikes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648925248
Publisher: Bike Chameleon
Publication date: 07/16/2021
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Stephen Nurse is a mechanical engineer and industrial designer who has toured and raced on home- made- and designed- cycles since 1987. He has worked in the pump, printing, plastic rotomoulding and electric motor industries. He is editor of the OzHPV magazine Huff, lives in Melbourne Australia and has a grown up family.

Table of Contents




Cycling Principles

Bicycles and Components

Cycle Commuting

Electric Cycles and Vehicles

Cycling for a Cause with Gayle Potts

City Cycling with Nell Sudano

Recumbent Bikes

Speedbikes with Adam Hari

Recumbent Trikes, Velomobiles and Quads


Carrying Loads and Passengers

Crate Bikes by Steve Nurse

Kids' Bikes

Modular Cycles

Cycle Stability

Tilting Trikes

Some Long-wheelbase Front-wheel Drives


Digital and Design Tools

Materials for Cycle Building

A Boardgame with Alyson Macdonald

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