Front Wheel

Some articles on wheels, wheel, front wheel, front:

Bicycle And Motorcycle Dynamics
... upright when it is steered to keep its center of mass over its wheels ... This balances the roll torque about the wheel contact patches generated by centrifugal force due to the turn with that of the gravitational force ... of mass and a short enough wheelbase to lift a wheel off the ground under sufficient acceleration or deceleration ...
Moto Guzzi Le Mans - Le Mans 1000 (16-inch and 18-inch Front Wheel) (1984–1993)
... The 16-inch front wheel and Lario-styling were personally ordered by owner De Tomaso ... Whereas other manufacturers redesigned frame to incorporate a smaller front wheel, Guzzi simply placed the smaller wheel on the proven Tonti frame, which dated back to the V7 Sport, which was designed ... sturdier forks than earlier models and smaller (270 mm) semi-floating front discs ...
Bike Boom - 1860s and 1870s
... Paris, France, by attaching rotary cranks and pedals to the front wheel hub of a dandy-horse ... of the stiff wrought-iron frame and wooden wheels surrounded by tires made of iron — this led to the pejorative name "boneshaker", which is still used today to refer to ... But the design changed drastically, with the front wheel becoming larger and larger, and with many other improvements making the ride more comfortable ...
Bicycle And Motorcycle Dynamics - Longitudinal Dynamics - Braking - Rear-wheel Braking
... at best, because of the decrease in normal force at the rear wheel as described above ... There are, however, situations that may warrant rear wheel braking Slippery surfaces or bumpy surfaces ... Under front wheel braking, the lower coefficient of friction may cause the front wheel to skid which often results in a loss of balance ...
Bicycle And Motorcycle Dynamics - Lateral Dynamics - Balance - Trail
... how easy or difficult a bike will be to ride is trail, the distance that the front wheel ground contact point trails behind the steering axis ground contact point ... axis about which the entire steering mechanism (fork, handlebars, front wheel, etc.) pivots ... with a steering axis tilted back from the vertical, positive trail tends to steer the front wheel into the direction of a lean, independent of forward speed ...

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