Laboratory for Dynamics of Machines and Structures 
Dynamic loads on foldable urban bicycle

Diploma thesis, LADISK, Faculty of Mech Eng, Univ of Ljubljana, September 2009

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Abstract
The thesis presents current valid standards for urban bicycles, which are then identified as suitable or unsuitable for foldable urban bicycles. Some of the most common loads on the bicycle during riding are analytically analyzed for the case of the folding bicycle Big Fish. Information on the loads for same bike was also obtained experimentally during riding with the help of special measuring equipment. At the end of thesis, there are given guidelines for the design of urban folding bicycles and suggestions for further research based on gathered data and findings.