This report discusses the final conceptual design, engineering analysis and construction of a collapsible bicycle. The bicycle is designed such that it will easily achieve 8MPH over normal city streets while carrying a rider of 250 pounds. The collapsed size of the bicycle needs to be 6x16x20 inches, which is roughly the size of a small suitcase. Urban commuters will be targeted as the users of this bicycle. We have achieved a final conceptual design which meets these guidelines and constructed a fully functional model of the bicycle. The working model proves that our design functions properly and satisfies the given constraints, it also shows where improvements to the design would be necessary for a marketable product.
collapsible bicycle, bicycle prototype
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Gorhan, Michael; McNulty, Matt; Bardo, Jason; Ballas, Matt; Rose, Tom; and Macioce, Dave, "Design and Construction of a Collapsible Bicycle" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 27. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10010798
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