The exponential cost of high end bikes…
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The exponential cost of high end bikes…

I’ve been tinkering with some initial data, looking into an analysis of the cost of bicycles and perhaps unsurprisingly the data highlights that the cost of high end bicycles,¬†appears to be¬†exponentially linked to their mass (or lack of it!). Shown here are 84 mostly carbon road bikes (published on bikeradar.com), with their cost (RRP in … Continue reading

Parametric finite element analysis of bicycle frame stiffness
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Parametric finite element analysis of bicycle frame stiffness

Performing Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on bicycle frames has become a common activity for bicycle designers and engineers in the hope of improving the performance of frames. This is typically achieved by balancing priorities for key requirements, including minimising the mass of the frame (possibly using competition rules to constrain this), maximising lateral stiffness in … Continue reading

Recent bike build projects
bicycle engineering design / news / parametric analysis & modeling in CAD/FEA / sports engineering design

Recent bike build projects

I’ve been doing quite a lot of bike related projects lately. I’ve managed to build my own frame: a 51cm classic, full fleur-de-lis lugged steel audax steed made from lovely columbus spirit tubing (made from Niobium which is not the ultimate extremo quality tubing, but still great performance none the less with a UTS somewhere … Continue reading

Sports Engineering CPD lecture at South Downs College Lewes 5th Feb, 2013
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Sports Engineering CPD lecture at South Downs College Lewes 5th Feb, 2013

Yesterday I ventured up to Lewes to give a continuing professional development (CPD) lecture to a group of college and school teachers in physics, computing, maths, PE and also a well mannered cohort of students from these groups (more questions needed though!!). Thanks to Tim, Leraine and Emily for all your hospitality! This was another … Continue reading