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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780645262360
Publisher: Bike Chameleon
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 171
File size: 23 MB
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About the Author

Stephen Nurse is a mechanical engineer who completed a master's degree in industrial design in 2017. He's designed electric motors, pumps and rotomoulded plastic cases and his masters was spent working on leaning trikes. He has been building, riding, refining and documenting bikes and trikes since 1987.Steve is a recent convert to home 3d printing and a fan of surfing and all sorts of human powered vehicle. He volunteers as bike repairer, has a grown up son and lives with his partner Christine a in inner Melbourne.Steve likes wasting his time in healthy, productive, playful and environmentally responsible ways and hopes his designs will help others to do the same.

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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