THE CPSC ROAD TEST OF BICYCLE BRAKING PERFORMANCE EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION

The brake performance criteria to be published as part of a mandatory regulation on bicycle safety requirements has been evaluated. Fifteen bicycles were tested in accordance with the regulation. A mathematical adjustment of the actual test speed of the bicycle to 24 km/hr (15 mph) is necessary before the weight allowance can be made to the stopping distance in the evaluation of these tests. A danger of injury to the test rider exists during the tests and future efforts should be made toward replacement of these tests with a simpler laboratory procedure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Engineering Mechanics Section
    Washington, DC  USA  20234
  • Authors:
    • Marlowe, D E
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136694
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBSIR-75-755 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM