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Vittorio de Sica's The Bicycle Thief - Vittorio de Sica's The Bicycle Thief Since the beginning of its existence as a country, Italy has faced enormous challenges in establishing itself as a unified political and social entity. The geographic, economic, and linguistic differences between its various regions and the artificial manner in which they were amalgamated created a legacy of internal divisions that continues to dominate the country's political climate to this day. Italy's numerous historical fiascoes, such as its disastrous involvement in the two World Wars and the rise of fascism, further escalated the domestic problems that had haunted it since the Risorgimento....   [tags: Movies Film Bicycle Thief Essays]
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Bicycle Critique - The most versatile bicycle is one with upright handlebars, slick (no huge knobs) medium-width tires, attachment points (braze-ons) for a rack and other accessories, and no shocks. This describes a popular segment of the bicycle market these days, "urban bikes". My bike is like this, though back in the day it was purchased it was considered a mountain bike. Frame. It is important that a bike frame's geometry matches your body and your typical type of riding. Imagine a rubber frame: stretch the top if you have a long torso, shrink the bottom (make the wheels closer) if you want quick handling; stretch the bottom if you want a smoother, more stable ride for touring....   [tags: Bicycles] 1046 words
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The Bicycle Tours Industry - There are two industries that the business falls under: bicycle tours and bicycle rentals. Both industries fall under larger categories for NAICS code classification. Bicycle tours are classified as 561520.05 under the larger category of tour operators, 561520 (North…Tours, 2013) (Bizminer…Tours, 2013). Bicycle rentals are classified as 532292.02 under recreational goods rental, 532292 (North…Recreational, 2013) (Bizminer…Rentals, 2013). Size and Growth Rate of Industry Bicycle tourism is a small, yet growing industry in the United Sates....   [tags: tourism, market potencial, globalization]
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Vancouver Bicycle Rental System - In response to the research report, this draft outlines my basic blueprint to research bicycle rental system. The research will lead to the recommendation of building a bicycle rental transportation system in Vancouver. Introduction From today to the future year 2030, it is appropriate to estimate that Vancouver population will increase by more than one million. Vancouver public transportation will hardly bear the pressure due to the largely increase in population. Other than population pressure, the public transportation is criticised by huge carbon emissions as well....   [tags: Business Analysis ] 865 words
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The Bicycle Thief - The Bicycle Thief "The Bicycle Thief" is a deeply moving neo-realist study of post-War Italy which depicts one man's loss of faith and his struggle to maintain personal dignity in poverty and bureaucratic indifference. Antonio Ricci is a bill-poster whose bicycle, essential for his job, is stolen by a thief. Joined by his son Bruno, Antonio vainly searches for his bike, eventually resorting to the humiliation of theft himself. Throughout this paper, I will attempt to trace the character through "The Bicycle Thief." The film opens with a montage of early morning urban activities ending on a crowd of unemployed laborers clamoring for work....   [tags: Papers] 1235 words
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The Bicycle Thief - 	Another fine example of neorealism is The Bicycle Thief (1948), written by Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio De Sica. The narrative of this film unfolds in post-W.W.II times. The film is a portrait of the post-war Italian disadvantaged class (the majority) in their search for self-respect. It is a time of struggle for the Italian people, amplified by a shortage of employment and lack of social services. In the first scenes of the film, these conditions are evident as Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorami) meets his spouse Maria (Lianalla Carell) on his way back home....   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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Bicycles And Society - The Bicycle and Society Today the bicycle is seen as a choice of transportation rather than necessity, this is due to it's out dated technology. To westernized civilizations riding a bike has been seen to become a hobby. If a person was to travel down the street to the shop they would drive their car, this is because it is easier, quicker and more convenient to the person. This decision by a person is accepted by the community. As technology has improved over time the use of bicycles has decreased....   [tags: Transportation Bicycle] 1547 words
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We Must Promote Bicycle Use in Urban Centres - Many growing cities of the twenty-first century have a common problem: the overwhelming favouritism of cars over other, more environmentally friendly and less congestive methods of travel. Cars in large numbers cause traffic issues, accidents, and pollution [1]. The bicycle is among the most popular solutions to these problems, as bicycles are cheap for the user, healthy, and are a form of sustainable transportation. The two primary things to consider when encouraging bicycle usage are the cost and viability of implementation and the overall effectiveness of the solution [2, 3]....   [tags: Public Policy]
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The Necessity of Bicycle Helmet Laws - The Necessity of Bicycle Helmet Laws     Bicycle accidents have increased dramatically in the United States. About 500 American children and teenagers die each year in bicycle accidents, and three-quarters of those deaths come from head injuries (Jacques 1). Recent federal safety reports suggest that helmets can reduce the risk of head injury, but that only 4% of children under the age of ten wear helmets when bicycling. The percentage drops even more for young riders, particularly the rebellious 11- to 14-year-old age group....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]
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Strategic Position and Risk Assessment: The Bicycle Rental Industry - Industry Trends Bicycle tourism is a small industry on the national level with a high sales growth rate indicating its status as a growing industry (Bizminer…Tours, 2013). The bicycle rental industry is also a small, however this industry has reached maturity and while not declining it is not growing (Bizminer…Rentals, 2013). These trends show that bicycle tours have an advantage over bicycle rentals in terms of growth. Therefore, the main strategy will be to focus on the promotion of the bicycle tours, using the bicycle rentals as a way to use inventory during slow months of the operating cycle....   [tags: tourist, market, advertisment, media]
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The Benefits of Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Open Space Facilities - The Benefits of Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Open Space Facilities Economic benefits for local and national economy as well as some less tangible benefits play a major role when investments are made on bicycle, pedestrian, and open space facilities. Some of the economic benefits from such infrastructures come from increased retail sales, conservation and creation of jobs, reduced health care costs, and real estate appreciation. The facilities discussed also ease road traffic and lead to a better preservation of roads....   [tags: economic benefits for local & national economy] 2961 words
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The Physics of Bicycles - The Physics of Bicycles 1 Spokes Even the earliest bicycles used spokes of one sort or another. In fact, even in ancient times many chariots and animal-drawn carts used spokes. A spoked wheel can be made as strong as a solid one and have only a fraction of the weight.While early spoked wheels were almost always made out of wood, the bicycle wheels and spokes of today are made out steel or aluminum or occasionally more exotic materials such as carbon composite or ceramics....   [tags: physics bicycle bike cycle] 814 words
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Personal Narrative - Bicycle Crash - Personal Narrative- Bicycle Crash I used to bike often with my friend Juan in my hometown of Aguascalientes, Mexico. In the narrow streets, a heavy flow of traffic make biking treacherous. Certain streets have traffic signs saying, "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" which means "Let one vehicle go through at a time." I biked on the right side of the street and my friend Juan biked on the left side. On our trip to buy tamales Juan and I were supposed to cross an intersection with a "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" sign....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 565 words
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Technology of Composite Bicycle Frames - Technology of Composite Bicycle Frames The definition of technology is systematic treatment/application of knowledge to produce something (Webster’s1496). I will take this definition and describe the technology of making a bicycle frame. Composites structures are defined as : “...constructions utilizing admixture or blend or a compound of distinct parts or elements of various available materials to produce a resulting structure of the highest possible strength to weight ratio ...” (Moynihan )....   [tags: Papers] 1251 words
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Bicycle Thieves: An Expression of Italian Neo-realism - Bicycle Thieves is considered an example of Italian Neo-realism. The plot demonstrates Italians of the working class in Italy and unfolds their day to day lives. One could argue it portray the reality and develops into an emotional storyline towards the end. Antonio, the main character is offered a job requiring a bicycle and on his first day it was stolen on the streets. You immediately feel drawn to the character as you want to see a happy ending. Watching the film, automatically feel sorry for him as he’s got no money and needs to make a living as soon as possible for his wife with two children to support....   [tags: film, authenticity, living conditions]
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Outline for Bicycle Safety - Outline for Bicycle Safety General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To explain to listeners how they can operate a bicycle safety. Central Idea: You can keep yourself safe on a bicycle if you follow a few safety rules: wear protective clothing, obey the rules of the road, and be aware of your surroundings. Introduction I. Teaching anyone to ride a bike is a most memorable experience, but having them obey the rules and regulations when riding is one of peoples first exposures to obeying the law....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. - This case study is about “Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.” known as Ride the Red “S”. Specialized was founded in 1974 by Mike Sinyard. According to Chris Murphy, director of marketing for Red “S”, specialized is for serious riders. He says, “The customer is buying the ride from us, not just the bike.” The company began to produce its own bike parts by 1976, and introduced the first major production mountain bike in the world in 1980. Specialized now has an extensive global distribution network of 5000 retailers in 35 countries in Asia, North America, South America, and Australia....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1279 words
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Bicycle Xing - Bicycle Xing “The Lords Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, and there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words.” This statement made from government annalist Ralph Reed in the summer of 1993, show just how absurd some government regulations can be. If something is important, we generally tend to just say it. If something is not entirely needed we just fill it full of jargon and become very longwinded....   [tags: essays research papers] 605 words
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Physics of Bicycles - Physics plays a vital role in all that we do, whether we are aware of it or not. The sport of bicycling is no exception to the physical laws of Mother Nature. Friction is a resistive force that always acts in a direction that is opposite to the motion of a body. Frictional forces are dependent on two components; the coefficient of friction and the normal force. Friction = (µ)(n) There are two different types of frictional coefficients, static and kinetic. The coefficient of static friction is the frictional force that must be overcome before any motion commences....   [tags: physics bike bicycle cycle] 967 words
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Bicycle Helmets Mandatory? - Bicycle Helmets Mandatory. Should bicycle helmets be made mandatory for all cyclist. That is what two elementary students asked for from their city council, an ordinance enforcing the use of Bicycle Safety helmets for children under 12. So on April 25, 2002, in Richardson, Texas, the city council had decided against an ordinance requiring bicycle helmets for children under 12. Of course they had their reasons for not passing the request made by two young girls. If they would have taken a serious look at the issue, they may have viewed it differently....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 701 words
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Inventiong Of The Bicycle, Including Formal Outline - The invention of the bicycle: Was it the greatest invention ever. "There has not been a more civilizing invention in the memory of the present generator than the invention of the bicycle open to all classes, enjoyed by both sexes and ages"- Lord Balour (Leek&Leek9.) he bicycle invented in 1816 was to become one of the greatest inventions still used today. A small town blacksmith in Germany had an idea for an invention the people though was crazy. That idea ended up being something used daily today 185 year later....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Bicycle Alarm Project - Bicycle Alarm Project Introduction The crime rate in the UK is high and thefts pedal bicycles is on the increase. The reason for this increase is due to the increase in the cost of the bikes (many bikes now cost around £300), and due to the lack of security devices for bikes. The conventional bicycle lock is prone to thiefs who can break the chain links with a pair of bolt croppers. The bike locks also suffers in that it cannot protect against the theft of the bicycle lights or other attachments....   [tags: Papers] 2783 words
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Boston's Bicycle Commuters Have Their Reasons - Boston's Bicycle Commuters Have Their Reasons Professor Jim Ross begins his morning routine just like most people. After slamming the alarm clock a few times, he throws on sweats, eats a wholesome breakfast, and brushes his teeth. As a bicycle commuter in Boston, he is almost ready to go. Ross straps on a helmet, puts his work suit in his backpack, and begins his short commute. Fifteen minutes after he leaves his Brookline home, the Northeastern University journalism professor locks up his bike in front of the gym, where he showers and gets dressed before walking a few blocks to his office....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Papers] 1994 words
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Agression Within The Family: Personal Experience - For those who know this man know that he is a very diligent worker, the breadwinner of his home, and the protector of his family. Although all of these aspects are great to be known for, these same people know the ugly side of him. The side that is mean, hurtful, and terrifying. “Who is this man?” you may ask, well that man just happens to be my father. I will give him credit, my father has had a rough life. He always tells me stories of when at the age of six, his own father didn’t want to have anything to do with him....   [tags: abuse, reward, bicycle, behavior]
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A Brief History of Motorcycle Clubs - In the early 1900s bicycle design and manufacture had reached a point where aerodynamics was a major factor in bicycle racing. It began with these two seated bicycles that were fitted with French DeDion-Buton single-cylinder, air-cooled internal combustion engines in order to propel the cycles at regulated speeds just ahead of the racers. The pacers were complicated to operate and required two people to run: the front rider was a driver who steered the vehicle and the rear rider was an engineer who constantly adjusted the flow of fuel to the primitive carburetor in order to maintain a constant speed....   [tags: bicycle design, racing, gangs] 866 words
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Comparing Lester of American Beauty and Ricci of The Bicycle Thief - Comparing Lester of American Beauty and Ricci of The Bicycle Thief In American Beauty Kevin Spacey who plays Lester lives a typical middle class life with his family. His wife is having an affair, his rebellious daughter doesn’t talk to him and his neighbors are psycho. In contrast The Bicycle Thief portrays a tight family. Riccis wife loves him, his behaved son talks to him and his neighbors are helpful when a crises occurs. In both of these films the main characters, Lester and Ricci, go through a responsibility stage....   [tags: Film Movies] 995 words
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Formal Analysis of Woman and Bicycle by Willem de Kooning - Formal Analysis: Woman and Bicycle by Willem de Kooning Woman and Bicycle is an abstract expressionist painting created by Willem de Kooning in 1952-53 as part of his collection of Women paintings. It roughly measures 6ft. by 4ft. in size and is an oil painting on canvas. The image can be understood to be figurative, however the figure is difficult to decipher on account of the haphazard style in which it was created. It appears that the picture has been altered a great many times, as if it is just one picture deposited upon the remains of or intentions of ones prior....   [tags: essays research papers] 808 words
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Physics of Stopping a Bike - In short brakes are a tool that turn kinetic energy into heat(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brakes). This is accomplished by applying friction in one way or another. In the case of disk brakes friction is created because the braking mechanism exerts a force on the break pads which pushes them into contact with disk. It is this contact combined with the fact that the disks are rotating that causes kinetic energy to be converted to heat. If the purpose of brakes is to convert kinetic energy into heat, then in order to know how much heat the brakes make requires that we find out how much kinetic energy there is in a moving bicycle....   [tags: physics bicycle] 1355 words
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Personal Writing: My First Time Experiencing Riding A Bicycle - Personal Writing: My First Time Experiencing Riding A Bicycle Sangho Kang After a very meaningful conversation with my dad about the old days, we came up with an object that we both remember cleary. It was my very first biclycle. My mind told me that I got it when I was only eight but my mom insisted that I was seven when I got it. Either of us had a proof, and so we desided that when I got it was not important. My dad put together all the small pieces of the bicycle. From a beautiful material that he called, "Your own car." Of course I knew that he had some magical ability, but I didn't think he could make such an awsome object....   [tags: essays research papers] 590 words
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Analysing Movies that Have to Do with Marxism, Panopticism and Globalization - ... Every so often, in the movie, there is a ritual known as the Hunger Games which is similar to that of a Gladiator battle where twenty four tributes are chosen from the twelve districts in this hypothetical society called Panem. In each of these districts, there are wide screens that broadcast the lower class which can be seen from the higher class social ring, as well as many military groups posted to control any deviance which could disrupt the comfortable lives of the wealthy which as of today, is also a major concern....   [tags: Beijing Bicycle, The Hunger Games, Farenheit 451]
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A Father's Unfailing Prescence - A Father’s Unfailing Presence A father can play many roles throughout a child’s life: a caregiver, friend, supporter, coach, protector, provider, companion, and so much more. In many situations, a father takes part in a very active position when it comes to being a positive role model who contributes to the overall well-being of the child. Such is the case for the father in the poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden. In this poem, readers are shown the discreet ways in which a father can love his child....   [tags: Like Riding a Bicycle, Those Winter Sundays]
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The Evolution of Bicycles Throughout History - In 1817, the bicycle was introduced. It was clumsy, heavy, and dangerous. Throughout the last two centuries, modifications have made the bicycle easier to ride with inventions such as brakes, softer tires, and better maneuverability. The development of the modern day bicycle has led to increased environmental awareness, increased women’s civil rights, and permanently altered the public’s views on mass transportation. The first bike was called the Draisienne that was invented by Baron Von Drais in 1817: “…a walking machine that would help him get around the royal gardens faster: two same-size in-line wheels, the front one steerable, mounted in a frame which you straddled… The device was pr...   [tags: bike, draisenne, velocipede, bicycles]
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Oasis Bicycles Global Strategy - Executive Summary Oasis bicycles is a Taiwan based company that designs and sells a variety of bicycles for both road and mountains. It is spread across four continents and also a good example of a global company. It is considered as one of the largest bicycle manufacturing company with sales around $800 million. Almost 93 percent of which comes from outside Taiwan. Oasis bicycle also faces new challenges everyday due to the change in bicycle industry and major factors affecting the macro-economic scenario....   [tags: Oasis Bicycles Case Study] 2700 words
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Car And Bicycle Brakes - Caliper Brakes Effectiveness: good mechanical advantage as it allows the operator to brake with little effort on the hydraulic lever, which needs to be squeezed. Material: Calipers are fixed mount, opposed piston calipers cast from aluminium alloy. Calipers are the hydraulic clamp portion of the disc braking system. Manufactured from either ferrous or non-ferrous materials and bolted firmly to the suspension upright(or knuckle) the caliper holds the pads in place and, through the action hydraulic pistons actuated by the master cylinder, force them against the rotating surface of the disc when pressure is applied to the brake pedal....   [tags: essays research papers] 377 words
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Physics of Cycling - Almost the entire spot of cycling is based on physics. Some aspects are obvious, like torque and other basic forces, although others do not come to mind as easily. Things like aerodynamics are playing an increasingly larger role in the sport, along with other things like damped harmonic motion (think mountain bike suspension), and efficiency. A lot of the detailed things would be beyond this paper, but the basics, which are the most import parts, will be talked about. Torque is what makes the wheels on the bike go round....   [tags: physics sport sports cycle bicycle] 1191 words
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Oasis Bicycles Global Business Strategy - Oasis Bicycles is a Taiwan based company which designs and sells a variety of bicycles for road as well as mountains. Due to its presence in four continents, it is considered as a good example of a global company. It is considered as one of the largest bicycle manufacturing company with sales of around US $800 million. About 93 percent of which comes from outside Taiwan. According to its CEO, “Because of the small market for bicycles in Taiwan, we don’t have any other choice– we have to be a global company....   [tags: Oasis Bicycles Case Study] 1572 words
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Bicycles and Automobiles - Bicycles have been a form of transportation for hundreds of years now. Although many people choose to drive automobiles rather than riding bicycles, there is still a sizeable amount of people who prefer riding bicycles. In addition, Cyclists have always ridden their bicycles on the road next to automobiles. However, many people believe that cyclists should have separate laws, while, on the other hand; other people believe that cyclists deserve to have the same laws as car drivers. According to Grant Petersen, bike commuting is up to 61.6 percent in the last thirteen years, but since the national average is still less than two percent, it is hard to make a strong case for revamping the laws...   [tags: transportation, convenience, law]
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The History of Bicycles and Cycling - History of Cycling Once the first bicycles were made, people wanted to know how fast they could go. In 1817, a German named Baron Carl von Drais made one of the first bicycle called the running machine. This machine allowed people to move around with a faster speed and an increased range. This crud bicycle was two wagon wheels connected by a wooden plank and had no pedals. At the time only men could use this undeveloped bicycle. The first road cycling race was 31, 1868 at the Prarc de Saint-Cloud in paris were the first bicycles that people wanted to really test how fast they could go using bicycles....   [tags: means of transportation]
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The KaZAM Balance Bicycles - Introduction Growing up, there is one big milestone that you will never forget, and that is riding a bicycle. As a kid, it builds confidence, coordination, and gives you a sense of accomplishment. The typical way of teaching a child to ride a bicycle is the old-fashioned training wheel method, but the flaws that come with this method is the lack of proper steering and a false sense of confidence. Once the training wheels are removed, it is still high speculation as to whether the child can ride the bike or not....   [tags: marketing strategies] 1514 words
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Fixed Gear Bicycles - Bicycle riding and other forms of non automotive transportation have drastically diminished since the mass abundance of affordable cars and other automobiles. In today’s day and age, more and more people are using cars to get to places due to its convenience and affordability. Recently however, a phenomenon has occurred resulting in a drastic increase in the popularity of fixed gear bicycling. Fixed gear bicycles or “fixies” are bicycles that have no free wheel (meaning that they cannot coast or ride without pedaling and that the pedals are always moving when the wheels are in motion)....   [tags: Health ] 1558 words
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Santa Cruz Bicycles - ... It did not take too long for SCB’s engineering team to realize that they need an alternate Product Lifecycle process to bring their innovations and design excellency to market much faster and gain competitive advantage over others. After a close evaluation the engineering team finalized on PTC’s Pro/Engineer 3D. According to Graney, the engineering & quality director at Santa Cruz bicycles, the vision behind choosing PTC’s software was - Scalability, Capacity and Integration. This meant that they could not only meet the current and future engineering / design needs but also produce complex modelling in a much easier and robust manner....   [tags: new suspension system, prototype]
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Using Bicycles As An Alternative To Automobiles - Using Bicycles As An Alternative To Automobiles Abstract: This paper basically shows the reasons to use the bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation. It will points out the benefits of the use of a bicycle. It will also show what is being done to get rid of the negative aspects of using a bicycle for transportation. Bicycling is one of the fastest growing forms of recreation. People are drawn to it for many reasons, being out in the fresh air, the thrill of speed, the physical challenge, along with many other things....   [tags: essays research papers] 1481 words
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The Bicycles Changed America - The Bicycles Changed America The great changes in American society that came with the introduction bicycle in the late 19th century are often overshadowed by the influence of the automobile in the following decades. Today, bicycles are often seen as an alternative mode of transportation - a cleaner and more environmentally conscious form of travel. Because of this, it may be difficult to realize the incredible modernizing effects that bicycles had on American society when they were first introduced....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Bicycles - Bicycles and life The bicycle was a truly exciting machine when it was first invented over a century ago; it was improved with every passing. A bike has many advantages- it is the most energy efficient form of transport on earth, it is healthy, non-polluting, economical and safe, but it's most unique, outstanding and enjoyable quality is that a bike is totally personal. The experience is unlike anything that you encounter while you are bicycling. Swooping around corners, the wind rushing against your face and through your hair, the smells of grass, of morning bakeries and evening dew is sensational....   [tags: World Cultures] 349 words
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Laughing Dog Bicycles - Laughing Dog Bicycles Laughing Dog Bicycles is located on Main Street in Amherst, its one five bicycle service and retail stores in the local area. The store is actually located in the rear of the Amherst Peter Pan building, however the friendly sign hangs facing the street. In order to enter the store one has to go down a narrow alley, which has been greatly aged by time. The pavement is filled with irregularities and the tall walls on both sides are cracked and their paint is faded. The alley leads to a small parking lot, which has a secluded yet friendly atmosphere of local businesses....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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The Evolution of Women’s Clothing - “For as long as men and women have been wearing clothing, there has been a hierarchy based on garments. The clearest example arose when the sexes were segregated into skirts and pants: women would only wear dresses (a symbol of submission) and men would only wear trousers (proof of domination). Women’s clothing was created to impede and hamper movement (through tight or many layered skirts), while men enjoyed the ease and comfort of pant legs.” (Meza, Echazarreta) Women’s fashion throughout the ages can be used to trace the history of equality between men and women....   [tags: Societal Advancements, Bicycles]
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Benefits of Cycling - Bicycles are traditionally thought of as the transport of choice for students and people who cannot afford a car. However, bicycles are fast becoming “the new golf” for the wealthy. Instead of playing a round of golf at an exclusive country club, many executives are choosing to do a few laps of Centennial Park or are commuting to work on their expensive road bikes. As society evolves we as humans are beginning to understand the effects of cars to the environment. As well as the price society is paying to use vehicle transport, society has evolved into a lackadaisical community....   [tags: bicycles, bike brands]
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Benefits of Taking the Bus or Riding a Bike To School or Work - I know you enjoy the feeling of freedom that you drive your car and go to anywhere at any time. But if you decide to go to school at the morning, I suggest you do better to drive your car to the school as early as you can; since you are hard to find a spot at school. According to the Triton Review, it says “If you are here for a class at just about any time, you’ll be circling the parking lot for a while” (Thompson). If you are worried about you cannot find a parking spots on campus; Public transportation or bicycle are the great ways to help you to move from your home and to the campus....   [tags: Transportation] 593 words
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Vittorio De Sica’s Neorealist Change of Heart - As we traverse through time and history the world goes through many different phases; some of these phases have no similarity to the last and some overlap with one another. One of the phases Italian cinema went through was Neorealism. Like everything else, every phase comes to an end. Vittorio De Sica’s Umberto D was considered the moving away from Neorealism in Italian cinema history. Umberto D did, however, carry aspects of neorealism just as Bicycle Thief, also by Vittorio De Sica, does during the prime of Neorealism....   [tags: Neorealism, Italian Cinema History]
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Increasing Bike Lanes One Armadillo at a Time - Increasing Bike Lanes One Armadillo at a Time Introduction Bicycles have been a major part of our transportation system for over one hundred years. Bicycle lanes are designated by a white strip, a bicycle symbol, and a sign that alerts everyone that portion of the road is for cyclists only. However, in the Tuscaloosa are the current lack of bicycle lanes is an ongoing problem. Each time a cyclists rides their bicycle on a road where there are no bike lanes they cyclists places themselves and everyone else on the roadways in danger....   [tags: oberweight, obesity, biking laws]
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Supporting Bycicle Use in Brasilia - “Brasilia is not a city designed for cyclists or pedestrians. It’s a city designed for cars”. This phrase is very common to be heard by the Brazilians citizens. Despite that fact, it seems that the Government is changing that image of the city. The Government of the Federal District is implementing 600 km of bicycle paths until 2014 [1]. After this achievement, Brasilia will have one of the world's largest bicycle paths in the world. The effort that the Government of the city of Brasilia is performing is the result of the perception that the current model of transport in which the overwhelming majority of the city residents use car as transportation is not a sustainable one....   [tags: better quality of life and environment] 2054 words
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The Wright Brothers: Great Innovators of Flight - Throughout history, mankind has been fascinated with the concept of flight. It was not until the turn of the 20th Century that the dream of flying among the birds became a reality. On December 17, 1905, Wilbur and Orville Wright flew on the first flying machine that was heavier than air. The Wright brothers made a legacy for themselves and are remembered as some of the greatest innovators of their time. In this report, I will give a brief biographic account of the early adulthood, pre-flight business endeavors, and the events that led up to the innovation that evolved into modern aeronautics....   [tags: Wilbur and Orville Wright]
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