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Old 01-21-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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An interesting read for builders (and riders)

(woops, I posted this in Airheads, but this should go to everyone)

Tony Foale's book on motorcycle handling and frame design which was kind of tough to find for a while is now available for free on Google books. It's seriously worth a read for anyone who builds bikes or even those with just a passing interest in how geometry affects handling. Check it out:

http://books.google.com.mx/books?id=...page&q&f=false
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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404. Thatís an error.

The requested URL /books?id=...page&q&f=false was not found on this server. Thatís all we know.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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404. Thatís an error.

The requested URL /books?id=...page&q&f=false was not found on this server. Thatís all we know.
Hmmmm. Well let's try that again. CLICK HERE
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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Thanks!

Thank you for the heads up on this!
Interesting indeed!
Both links worked for me btw.
(and thanks to Tony Foale for putting his book out there!)
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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Both links worked for me btw.
(I went back and fixed it the first one)
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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It is only a preview, not the complete book.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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Well, with a little hunting the complete book is available for download as a PDF for free, but I can't link it here for copyright reasons. It is out there now thanks to google books, whereas once it was not.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #8
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Thank you. I hadn't heard of this book before, very interesting read!
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:35 AM   #9
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A coulple of mates are working on Foale projects at the moment - favourite one is Mark's Mental GPZ750 Turbo bike...





Hes done ALL the engineering stuff himself working on Foales priciples & design guides...





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