These folks did…Science article
It’s nice to know that my input as a rider isn’t entirely necessary…
Look Ma no hands!
Apparently there’s a video of a guy falling off a bike, and the bike continues and clears two doubles and goes round a berm or something. Haven’t been able to find it though.
Thanks. Down loaded for reading later.
Didn’t you learn about gyroscopic force in school, it’s basic physics!
Hahaha, the ghost bike is great
Bikes stay upright the same reason planes stay airborne – sheer will power of the passengers wishing not to crash
Every MTB coach should show that film to their students with the words: “Proof that bikes don’t want to crash”
Bikes stay upright the same reason planes stay airborne
So should I start my rides on a conveyor belt?
That bike goes riderless better than many riders at Glentrss FFS 😕
100mphplus – you might have learned basic physics, but obviusly not how to read! 🙂 The paper linked by the OP show that giroscopics are NOT involved in keeping a bicycle upright….
@adstick the gyroscopic effect is involved, as is the caster effect, but the paper shows that you can build a bike with neither and it still stays up.
ghost bike must be a FS, a hardtail wouldn’t be able to do that.
lol @ Kev
Goes a long way to explaining my riding technique.
Point. Hang on. Hope. Do nothing else.
I’ve only read the abstract but it sounds basically like it doesn’t prove how a bike stays upright it just disproves previous theories…?
I like Joaos theory
@D0NK no it shows that all the previously explored stabilising effects have been important in the evolution of the bike and that others are also important, suggesting that alternative designs for stable bikes may be possible in the future. I think…
Can’t read the full article without paying. Boo.
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