1001 Bicycles to Dream of Riding

1001 Bicycles to Dream of Riding

Book - 2014
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Lavishly illustrated, comprehensive, and authoritative, this guide to the 1,001 most important and groundbreaking bicycles is the perfect book for cycling enthusiasts and bike experts alike. This latest volume in the hugely popular "1001" series surveys the world's most popular mode of transport-the bicycle. Ever since the nineteenth century, when bicycles first appeared, they have captivated the imaginations of those around them, inspiring great feats of innovation, design, sporting prowess, and healthy and green living. A visually stunning compendium, this book allows readers to trace the fascinating evolution of the bicycle from its early incarnations in wood to the latest racing machines made of titanium and carbon fiber. Never before have so many bicycles been profiled within a single illustrated volume.
Publisher: New York : Universe Publishing, a division of Rizzoli International Publishing, Inc., ©2014.
ISBN: 9780789327246
0789327244
Characteristics: 960 pages :,colour illustrations ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kesteven, Guy - Editor

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Liber_vermis
Mar 20, 2015

The first 50 pages of this hefty volume show that all the basic features of the chain-driven, safety bicycle were invented between about 1870-1900. The balance of this book is 800 variations on the mountain bike. Folding, recumbent, and utility bikes receive passing note. A table of contents by manufacturer's name is provided (but it's too bad that web addresses were not included).

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