Engineering 181 – Winter Quarter 2000
Long Term Assignment – Bicycle Laboratory
Assignment #2 – Web and Library Research & Preliminary Calculations
Go to the Web and library and gather information on bikes.
Helpful Web Sites:
· Look up bicycles to find a company that manufactures (assembles) the type of bike that your company is to make. Gather data on their bike – weight, cost, features, etc.
· Take your own bike or one of those in the lab and make a list of all of the components that are needed to assemble a bike once you have the assigned frame.
· Go to the Web and look up bicycle parts so that you have an on-line catalog for the bicycle parts to add to your frame.
· For components:
For frame tubing:
· Use Excel.
· Cost Breakdown example:
o 30%: Manufacturing (labor, materials, power, & machinery)
o 10%: Overhead (shipping, storage, rent office, insurance)
o 10%: Sales commissions
o 15%: Manufacturer’s profit
o 35%: Dealer’s margin (profit, advertising, overhead expenses, commissions)
o Back calculate from Selling Price
Assignment #2: (Submit at Bike Lab 3)