Researchers know how a bicycle works

Researchers think they have for the first time worked out how bicycles work.

See http://www.physorg.com/news109513954.html

I wonder if this will indeed result in some different bicycle designs for the UCI to ban?

Via: velorution

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It will undoubtedly result in some new designs which are deemed too dangerous for policemen to ride....

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007440374,00.html

Posted by Geoff Arnold on September 24, 2007 at 08:36 AM BST #

By the way, I saw my first "lefty fork" bike yesterday. That's going to upset somebody's mathematical modelling! (I think it was a Cannondale Prophet, or similar.) Have you ridden one?

Posted by Geoff Arnold on September 24, 2007 at 08:46 AM BST #

You think a single fork is a bad idea on a road bike?

You should see the Cannondale downhill bikes with a single fork design, suspension at the point where the fork enters the steerer tube... It's unbelievable, I've never ridden one of those as I feel a little too attached to mortality.

Posted by Jonathan Cowper-Andrewes on September 24, 2007 at 08:52 AM BST #

I never had you down as a Sun Reader!

Thanks for that it sums up how the Police really don't understand cycling.

I assume you mean a bike with a mono-fork, I rode one and for a mountain bike it seemed o.k. but I failed to see the point. It was not lighter, it was not cheaper and I never really felt confident it was not all going to end in tears.

Posted by Chris Gerhard on September 24, 2007 at 08:53 AM BST #

by the way, your link

http://www.physorg.com/news109513954.html

when clicked, actually points back at this page.. :)

Posted by Jonathan Cowper-Andrewes on September 24, 2007 at 08:55 AM BST #

Thanks, I've fixed that.

That should teach me to try and write HTML....

Posted by Chris Gerhard on September 24, 2007 at 08:57 AM BST #

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