Design and development of a bike fitting program
Leong, Jie Ying
Date of Issue2016
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
This project sets out to leverage on the advancement of technology to do bike fitting for cyclists instead on relying solely on a human bike fitter. It aims to design and develop a bike fitting software using the platform of Matlab for LOUE Bicycles . The bike fitting program is set out to determine 4 key parameters: saddle height, saddle setback, handlebar reach, and handlebar drop, by the user-inputs of its cyclist. These inputs consist of anthropometric measurements: foot, tibia, femur, torso, upper arm, and fore arm lengths. In addition, 8 input angles will be determined by using the Retul Motion Capture Technology. Anthropometric data for Singapore adults (18-45 years) will be used as the first estimated values for the anthropometric measurements. Subsequently, values from LOUE Bicycles Bike fitting reports will be used. C++ Programming and SolidWorks are used to audit the accuracy of the developed bike fitting program. Final results of the bike fitting program will be displayed in a dialogue box using Matlab.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University