An interesting read for builders (and riders)

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  1. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    (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...ce=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
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  2. LasseNC

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    404. That’s an error.

    The requested URL /books?id=...page&q&f=false was not found on this server. That’s all we know.
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  3. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    Hmmmm. Well let's try that again. CLICK HERE
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  4. Growl

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    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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  5. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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  6. Makhulu

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    It is only a preview, not the complete book.
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  7. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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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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    Thank you. I hadn't heard of this book before, very interesting read!
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  9. Pigford

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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...

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

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