Literature on Bicycles and Aerodynamics

Edited by Rainer Pivit

for the articles:

published in Radfahren 2/1990, p. 44

all Web links retrieved April 2, 2016.

  1. Brandt, Jobst: Headwinds, Crosswinds, and Tailwinds. A Practical Analysis of Aerodynamic Drag. Bike Tech, Aug 1988, 5. pp. 4 - 6 (Also on
  2. Fieblinger. Günter: Bestimmung von Rad- und Luftwiderstand mit Ausrollversuchen [Determining rolling and aerodynamic drag using coast-down tests]. Kassel, no date..
  3. Gebelein, H.: Messung von Rollwiderstand und Luftwiderstand bei Fahrrädern [Measuring rolling and aerodynamic drag of bicycles]. Pro Velo, Nr. 5, S. 14 – 15
  4. Genzling, Claude: The True Hour Record Holder... Is Bracke! Bike Tech, Aug 1984, pp. 1 - 5 (available in English and the original French on John Allen's Web site).
  5. Gronen, Wolfgang: The History of Human Powered Land Speed Records. in: Third International Human Powered Vehicle Scientific Symposium. Proceedings. Indianapolis 1986. pp. 84 – 88
  6. Gronen, Wolfgang; Lemke, Walter: Geschichte des Radsports, des Fahrrades [History of bicycle racing and the bicycle]. Doepgen 1978 (Available used in print)
  7. Gross, Albert C.; Kyle, Chester R.; Malesvicki, Douglas J.: The Aerodynamics of Human-Powered Land Vehicles. Scientific American, Dec 1983, pp. 126 -134
  8. Haack, Olaf; Kult, Jürgen: Messung des Luftwiderstands- und Rollwiderstandsbeiwertes von Fahrrädern und Radfahrern. Der Einfluß von Kleidung, Nabenqualität und -einstellung sowie Schlauchmaterial. [Measurement of aerodynamic and rolling resistance values for bicycles and cyclists. The influence of clothing, quality and adjustment of hubs, and the material of tubular tires.] Oldenburg 1985.
  9. Hooker, Gary; Spangler, Dave: Scientific Performance Testing. Cycling Science, Dec 1989, pp. 2 – 6
  10. Hugaud, Pierre: The Roval Wheel: How Much Faster? Bike Tech, Dec 1983, pp. 1 – 3
  11. Kyle, Chester R.: The Aerodynamics of Racing Bicycles. in: Aerodynamik des Fahrrades. Köln 1983. pp. 25 – 43 (available used in print)
  12. Kyle, Chester R.: Improving The Racing Bicycle System. in: Second International Human Powered Vehicle Scientific Symposium. Proceedings, 1984. pp. 22 - 40
  13. Kyle, Chester R.; Zahradnik, Fred: Aerodynamic Overhaul. Streamline Your Body and Your Bike. Bicycling, Jun 1987, pp. 72 - 79
  14. Kyle, Chester R.: Unsolved Bicycle Design Problems. Bike Tech, Aug 1987, pp. 5 - 10
  15. Kyle, Chester R.: How Wind Affects Cycling. Bicycling, May 1988, pp. 194 - 204
  16. Kyle, Chester R.: A Cycling Revolution. The Elite Athlete Program's Impact on Innovation. Bike Tech, Jun 1988, pp. 4 - 5
  17. Kyle, Chester R.: Wind-Tunnel Testing. Bicycling, Jul 1988, pp. 144 - 152
  18. Kyle, Chester R.: The Aerodynamics of Handlebars & Helmets, Cycling Science, Dec 1989, pp. 22 - 25
  19. Pavish, Danny L.: Simulation of The Gold Rush 200 m Sprints. in: Third International Human Powered Vehicle Scientific Symposium. Proceedings. Indianapolis 1986. pp. 95 - l01
  20. Pivit: Rainer: Die Fahrwiderstände am Fahrrad. Ihre physikalische Bedeutung, Messung und Interpretation [Drag of bicycles: its physical significance, measurements and interpretation]. Oldenburg 1985.
  21. Pivit, Rainer: Messung von Fahrwiderständen beim Fahrrad. Eine Literaturübersicht [Measuring drag of the bicycle alone, a literature survey]. Pro Velo, Nr. 5, pp. 21 - 33
  22. Redcay, Jim: Two Disks? Or Not Two Disks? That Is the Question That Has Tested the Courage And walless [??] of Ambitious Riders Everywhere. Bike Tech, Dec 1987, pp. 14 - 15
  23. Sharp, Archibald: Bicycles & Tricycles. An Elementary Treatise on Their Design and Construction. Cambridge, Mass., London 1979. Reprint of the 1896 edition (2011 reprint by Dover Publications; online scan of 1896 edition)
  24. Van Valkenburgh, Paul: Human Power Research Methodology. in: First International Human Powered Vehicle Scientific Symposium. Proceedings. Seal Beach 1982. pp. 95 - 111
  25. Wilson, David Gordon: Bicycling Science. Cambridge, Mass., London 2004. 3rd Ed.

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