Steering design

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Bibliographic Details
Title translated into German:Lenkerdesign
Author:Price, Rob
Editor:Wilson, David Gordon; Abbott, Allan V.
Published in:Human-powered vehicles
Published:Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, 1995. S. 197-204, Lit., Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Compilation article
Media type: Print resource
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Identification number:PU199910402254

Author's abstract

This chapter explains the basic of steering in human-powered vehicles. Many articles have presented the theory of bicycle steering in exhaustive detail, so I will simply illustrate some basic principles to allow HPV builders to design stable machines. After reviewing bicycle-steering geometry, I discuss steering with two wheels, using automotive steering as a model and comparing bicycle and automotive steering. Good steering behavior of single-track vehicles is given principally by appropriate choices of the head-tube angle and the trail. Front-steered four-wheel vehicles require choices of many more steering design angles and relative distances. Verf.-Referat