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Optimal design of a competition bicycle for comfort riding ( focus on bicycle seat for female)

Radhiah, Abd Razak (2013) Optimal design of a competition bicycle for comfort riding ( focus on bicycle seat for female). Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.

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Abstract

This thesis discuss on the comfort riding for female bicycle riders. Comfort when riding a bicycle can be identified through a number of key elements such as seats, handles, paddle and bicycle frame design. This study began by collecting all the relevant information to identify the height between bicycle seat and bicycle frame with height of rider, the suitable design of bicycle seat for female riders and the period of rider. The information is collected through a survey conducted on 30 female students with different height and weight. Experiment was conducted to gather the data required for this thesis. Three type of bicycle seat will be used in this experiment to identify the ergonomic design for female riders. Three level of height between bicycle seat and bicycle frame will be set to identify the suitable height for comfort riding which is 0 cm to 5 cm, 5 cm to 10 cm and 10 cm to 15 cm. To identify the most comfort period during riding, duration for riding will be set on 3 stages, 0 minutes to 5 minutes, 5 minutes to 10 minutes and 10 minutes to 15 minutes. It can be concluded that seat for female rider must be large compare to seat for male rider to support female pelvic muscles and also to avoid any injury on pelvic area. Height of seat must be adjusted to certain level to avoid pain on knees. If the height of bicycle seat too low, it will effect to knees because position of knees too bent.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: Project paper (Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang -- 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optimal bicycles
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Suriati Mohd Adam
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 01:47
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2015 01:14
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/6525
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