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Racing Bicycles

Author : David Rapley
ISBN : 9781864704822
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"This is an important and excellent book" Hetchins Racing Bicycles: 100 Years of Steel features racing bikes from the last 100 years. Spectacular photography of racing machines from the Tour de France
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Richard Moore
ISBN : 9780522861839
Genre : Bicycle racing
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To many, the racing bicycle is a cult object, a vehicle of dreams, a marvel of engineering and aesthetics. With such enthusiasts in mind, Bike! Is the first book to be produced on the history of the world's most famous racing-bike and component manufacturers. Within its pages you will discover the beautifully illustrated story of the artisans and visionary sportspeople who joined forces to create two-wheeled legends. From the cradle of road biking on the plains of northern Italy to the birthplace of mountain biking, Marin County, California, Bike! unmasks the soul behind names like Colnago, Shimano and Campagnolo. Distributed throughout the book are special double-page photographic features on ten landmark bikes that were the first to introduce groundbreaking technology, from Maurice Garin's Ondiana cycle in the first Tour de France of 1903 to the Team Sky Pinarello Dogma of 2010. Completed by sublime photography and graphic timelines, this book is the most striking tribute ever created to the craftsmanship, precision and speed of the racing bicycle. Edited by seasoned cycling veteran and bestselling author Richard Moore, Bike! is the perfect book for cycling fanatics and design aficionados alike.
Category: Bicycle racing

Italian Racing Bicycles

Author : Guido P. Rubino
ISBN : 193403066X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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" Over the years Italian bicycle manufacturers have been compared to those Italian fashion designers who are so rightly considered national treasures. The Italian passion for design and devotion to cycling merged long ago, making Italy a wellspring of inspired racing bicycles. An Italian bicycle is more intimately yours, a more personal possession, than bicycles of other origin. This deep understanding of man and bicycle has enabled Italian craftsmen to produce technical solutions appreciated by bike racers the world over. Italian Racing Bicycles tells the stories of the people and products that have forged Italy's lasting heritage within the sport of cycling. It is a homage to Italian creativity and craftsmanship, qualities that have raised Italian bicycles from mere means of transport to works of race-worthy art. "--
Category: Sports & Recreation

Racing Bicycles

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ISBN : 1786271664
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Everything you need to know about road cycling – the bikes, the races, the famous riders – in an intricately illustrated, compact volume. Every major historical development of the road bicycle and the road race is illustrated, from the first geared bikes to modern-day time-trial machines, and from the first penny-farthing races up to the modern Tour de France. Also included are a wealth of facts, figures, and stats, as well as intriguing and quirky stories from the history of competitive cycling.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Effective Cycling

Author : John Forester
ISBN : 0262560704
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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bicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the same rights and responsibilities that motorists have
Category: Sports & Recreation

Women On The Move

Author : Roger Gilles
ISBN : 9781496210418
Genre : History
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The 1890s was the peak of the American bicycle craze, and consumers, including women, were buying bicycles in large numbers. Despite critics who tried to discourage women from trying this new sport, women took to the bike in huge numbers, and mastery of the bicycle became a metaphor for women's mastery over their lives. Spurred by the emergence of the "safety" bicycle and the ensuing cultural craze, women's professional bicycle racing thrived in the United States from 1895 to 1902. For seven years, female racers drew large and enthusiastic crowds across the country, including Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, and New Orleans--and many smaller cities in between. Unlike the trudging, round-the-clock marathons the men (and their spectators) endured, women's six-day races were tightly scheduled, fast-paced, and highly competitive. The best female racers of the era--Tillie Anderson, Lizzie Glaw, and Dottie Farnsworth--became household names and were America's first great women athletes. Despite concerted efforts by the League of American Wheelmen to marginalize the sport and by reporters and other critics to belittle and objectify the women, these athletes forced turn-of-the-century America to rethink strongly held convictions about female frailty and competitive spirit. By 1900 many cities began to ban the men's six-day races, and it became more difficult to ensure competitive women's races and attract large enough crowds. In 1902 two racers died, and the sport's seven-year run was finished--and it has been almost entirely ignored in sports history, women's history, and even bicycling history. Women on the Move tells the full story of America's most popular arena sport during the 1890s, giving these pioneering athletes the place they deserve in history.
Category: History

Bike Racing 101

Author : Kendra Wenzel
ISBN : 0736044744
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In order to maximise strengths and minimise weaknesses, this book provides cyclists and coaches with a wealth of insider tips on training, equipment, nutrition, logistics and race tactics. Readers can also learn how to develop an individualised training programme.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Robert Green
ISBN : 9781602791596
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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It may be hard to believe in a world full of automobiles, but bicycles are still a favorite means of transportation for many people around the world. This book introduces readers to the history of bicycles and the economics of manufacturing them.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Major Taylor

Author : Andrew Ritchie
ISBN : 0801853036
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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World champion at 19 . . . One of the first black athletes to become world champion in any sport . . . 1-mile record holder . . . American sprint champion in 1898, 1899, 1900 . . . triumphant tours of Europe and Australia . . . Victories against all European champions . . . Until now a forgotten, shadowy figure, Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor is here revealed as one of the early sports world's most stylish, entertaining, and gentlemanly personalities. Born in 1878 in Indianapolis, the son of poor rural parents, Taylor worked in a bike shop until prominent bicycle racer "Birdie" Munger coached him for his first professional racing successes in 1896. Despite continuous bureaucratic—and, at times, physical—opposition, he won his first national championship two years later and became world champion in 1899 in Montreal. This beautifully illustrated, vividly narrated, and scrupulously researched biography recreates the life of a great international athlete at the turn of the century. Based on ten years of research—including extensive interviews with Major Taylor's 91-year old daughter—this is the dramatic story of a young black man who, against prodigious odds, rose to fame and stardom in the tempestuous world of international professional bicycle racing a century ago.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bicycle Design

Author : Tony Hadland
ISBN : 9780262026758
Genre : Design
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An authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's two-hundred-year evolution.
Category: Design

The Science Of Bicycle Racing

Author : Suzanne Slade
ISBN : 9781476539096
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Describes the science concepts involved in several types of bicycle racing"--
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Bicycle Racing

Author : Paul Challen
ISBN : 9781499401530
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Tour de France is one of the most popular sports events in the world, but it’s not the only thing bicycle racing has to offer. This text covers all aspects of cycling, beginning with its history and concluding with how the next generation of riders can get involved. Cycling, cyclo-cross, BMX Supercross, and off-road cycling are just a few of the topics readers will learn about. “Fast Fact” fact boxes, sidebars, and colorful photographs offer a comprehensive learning experience.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : David V. Herlihy
ISBN : 0300120478
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In this, the ultimate history of the bicycle, David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it aroused. The pioneer racer insisted the bicycle would become "as common as umbrellas." Mark Twain was more skeptical, enjoining his reader to "get a bicycle. You will not regret it-if you live." Herlihy shows readers why the bicycle captured the public's imagination and the myriad ways in which it reshaped the world.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Custom Bicycles

Author : Christine Elliott
ISBN : 9781864703139
Genre : Design
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A unique study of the names and bikes of the world's most famous, innovative and legendary makers of contemporary bespoke bicycles.
Category: Design

The Science Of A Bicycle

Author : Ian Graham
ISBN : 1433900408
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Uses the example of a bicycle to explore forces and how they work, discussing gravity, friction, acceleration, and torque.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Handbook Of Sports Medicine And Science Road Cycling

Author : Robert J. Gregor
ISBN : 9780470694909
Genre : Medical
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The fourth volume in this acclaimed series, Road Cycling concentrates on the techniques of conditioning, road cycling biomechanics, nutrition and hydration, trauma, and the various medical problems encountered by the competitive road cyclist. Edited by two of the world's leading authorities, this new book draws together expertise from contributors from The Netherlands, Italy, and the United States to present an authoritative reference for all those actively involved in the sport.
Category: Medical

Routledge Handbook Of Sports Technology And Engineering

Author : Franz Konstantin Fuss
ISBN : 9781136966590
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From carbon fibre racing bikes to ‘sharkskin’ swimsuits, the application of cutting-edge design, technology and engineering has proved to be a vital ingredient in enhanced sports performance. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of contemporary sports technology and engineering, providing a complete overview of academic, professional and industrial knowledge and technique. The book is divided into eight sections covering the following topics : Sustainable Sports Engineering Instrumentation Technology Summer Mobility Sports Winter Mobility Sports Apparel and Protection Equipment Sports Implements (racquets, clubs, bats, sticks) Sports Balls Sports Surfaces and Facilities Written by an international team of leading experts from industry, academia and commercial research institutes, the emphasis throughout the book is on innovation, the relationship between business and science, and the improvement of sports performance. This is an essential reference for anybody working in sports technology, sports product design, sports engineering, biomechanics, ergonomics, sports business or applied sport science.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fifty Bicycles That Changed The World

Author : Alex Newson
ISBN : 9781840916508
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Design Museum brings you fifty bicycles that changed the world we live in! The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport. From the penny-farthing, the Dandy-horse and the Velocipede the design of the bicycle has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, Alex Newson explores the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world. The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport. From the penny-farthing, the Dandy-horse and the Velocipede the design of the bicycle has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, here are the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world. Contents Includes... Laufmaschine c.1817 Velocipede c.1863 Safety Bicycle c.1880 The tandem 1898 The cargo bike 1900s BSA 3-Speed Hub 1930-40 Flying Pigeon PA-02 c.1950 PARIS Galibier c.1947 Raleigh Chopper 1969 Dawes Galaxy 1971 Avatar 2000 1980 AM series Moulton Bicycle 1983 STRiDA 1985 Kestrel 4000 1986 'Old Faithful' 1993 Airnimal Chameleon c.2000 Bianchi Pista Chrome 2007 EADS Airebike 2011 Faraday Porteur 2013 ...And Much More!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Historical Dictionary Of Cycling

Author : Jeroen Heijmans
ISBN : 9780810871755
Genre : Reference
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The nearly 150-year-old sport of cycling had its first competition in France in 1868. Soon afterward, the need arose for purpose-built cycling tracks because of poor road conditions at the time. Racing on blocked off pieces of street or grass soon evolvedinto racing on special tracks called velodromes. This development marked the split into what are still the two main forms of cycling competition: road racing and track racing. Initially, track cycling was more popular in terms of public attention and money to be earned by racers, but this gradually changed in favor of road racing, which has been the most popular form of cycling since at least the end of World War II. The Historical Dictionary of Cycling takes a closer look at the sport, as well asdiscussing the use of bicycles as a means of fitness, touring, and commuting. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, photos, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on cycling's two main disciplines—road and track—as well as brief overviews of the other forms of cycling. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about cycling.
Category: Reference