|Prof Yap Fook Fah, NTU|
I was intrigued that Wai Yuen could still remember so much Pro Yap taught and followed on to track him down.
|Behind this door..|
|space for carrying out experiments|
|Ideas on measuring pedalling forces.. left and right leg!|
|Explaining gyroscopic force and what keeps a bike stable.|
|1998! Mechanics of Bicycle programme!!|
|What was covered in 6 days...|
|Did u know pedalforce.com bikefit was developed in Singapore? It started as one of his student project|
|SG Segway with an equally SG name.|
|whhheeeee... and can stop|
|cycling simulator... I know it looks scary but the idea is great! How to allow people to experience cycling|
One interesting work he and his students are embarking was the e-folding bicycle work with collaboration with a German university. I was not too impressed with the industrial design but amazed by the level of engineering and prototyping skills.
|Airnimal with wireless shifting by Mavic ..and I thought Mavic does rims only...|
|press the yellow button if u want to shift the gears|
|Fook Fah sharing with me the intricate details of the custom bike and also the frame has a very short step over height. It rides very well. .. I tested.|
Nothing on bicycles can be just spoken. Bicycles must be ridden to feel and experience the ride. I got to ride the Airnimal racing version with Mavic wireless shifters. I didn't know Mavic was the first innovatior of wireless shifting... but apparently they have killed the product line.. The hilly terrain was quite a challenge to me as the gearing on the Airnimal was more for racing not hills. And the ride of the bike was great.. I would say more stable and quick than most mini velo I was used to.
We chatted lots and how bicycle can be a great education tool, esp on engineering principles. From me, I shared more about what we as LCSG are doing to promote cycling and the need to change mindsets. All and all, a very engaging meeting. And yes, he might be joining us for a ride sometime! If you do meet him, say hello and ask him anything on bicycle.
|yes.. he rides them too!|