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A much better book [0] IMHO is "Bicycle and Tricycles: A Classic Treatise on Their Design and Construction" published in 1896 and republished by Dover in 2011. This book goes into great detail about the science of bicycling. It assumes only a basic math knowledge, and covers topics such as vector mechanics, stress, strain, mechanics of motion, dynamics, etc, all applied to bicycles. I found it quite readable and a great way to learn engineering mechanics. I highly recommend it.

[0] - https://www.amazon.com/Bicycles-Tricycles-Treatise-Construct...

I have that book, and it's quite the classic! A lot of it is available on Google books [0].

The more modern take is, of course, Bicycling Science[1].


[1] https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/bicycling-science-third-editi...

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