The Steel Bicycle Project: Bringing Together Tube Manufacturers, Frame Builders, and Engineers through Sports Engineering

Derek Covill, Jean-Marc Drouet, Andrés Arregui Velázquez

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Abstract

Steel, being the most commonly used bicycle frame material, has a major role to play in future developments within the bicycle industry, and there is scope to enhance the role of engineering in the development of steel bicycles. This paper introduces The Steel Bicycle Project (TSBP), an open-ended project which aims to raise awareness of engineering principles that relate to steel bicycle frames and aims to support frame builders in designing and fabricating better and safer products. In this paper, we give details of the main project themes (Design and simulation, Materials and fabrication, Testing and measurements, Knowledge and education) and outcomes. We also present some initial activities from the early stages of the project and will discuss general models to bring together key partners under the umbrella of the sports engineering community.
Original languageEnglish
Article number166
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2020
EventConference of the International Sports Engineering Association - Toyko, Japan
Duration: 22 Jun 202026 Jun 2020
Conference number: 13
https://www.mdpi.com/2504-3900/49/1

Keywords

  • steel bicycles
  • sports engineering
  • bicycle engineering
  • frame building

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