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The Ride 2nd Gear Rebel Edition

Author : R. Klanten
ISBN : 3899556364
Genre : Motorcycles
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Men and motorcycles: a story that has vacillated somewhere between cult and cliche for years. Custom bikes, in particular, have a history that is deeply rooted in the spirit of freedom and change of the 1960s, as well as man's primal urge to build something with his own hands--or, in this case, tools. The Ride 2nd Gear is a showcase of the power and beauty of these bikes. The Ride 2nd Gear presents a stunning selection of recent custom motorcycles, as well as the small, local workshops around the globe in which they are built. Hotbeds of creativity and craftsmanship, these workshops are mostly run by single individuals and attract a small yet devoted community of fans and fellow builders. The custom bike community as a whole is united by its passion for the ride--one so strong that it is now attracting a younger generation. Whether alone or in a group of like-minded friends, in a city or in the countryside, just for the weekend or embarking on a long-distance road trip, these drivers are actively sharing and celebrating pure riding pleasure on their own unique motorcycles that are lovingly crafted with time, dedication, and technical expertise. From limited series to one-offs, The Ride 2nd Gear features the brilliant results of this process. Its pages are filled with bikes that offer extraordinary design and driving experiences. In fact, established brands are now acting on trends set by the custom scene whose bikes are often more radical and sophisticated because more attention can be paid to detail and each new idea can be fine-tuned to perfection. Some models shown in The Ride 2nd Gear stem from or are based on classic bobbers and choppers, Italian-style racing machines, plastic Japanese motorcycles, and rare BMWs or Triumphs, which may very well be up to 80 years old. Others are art bikes made for show or futuristic visions inspired by the aesthetics of science fiction, fantasy, or anime. But whether they preserve or radically expand on traditional craftsmanship, these custom machines are more agile, faster, and therefore more fun than anything produced in the past. Journalist and custom motorcycle expert Chris Hunter co-edited both this book and our previous release The Ride. Born in England, Hunter now lives with his family in New Zealand, where he runs the motorcycle website Bike EXIF. It is now the world's most popular showcase of custom bikes with millions of pageviews every month and a passionate global following.
Category: Motorcycles

The Ride 2nd Gear Rebel Version Collector S Edition

Author : Chris Hunter
ISBN : 3899558979
Genre :
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Motorcycles as motorcycles are meant to be: radical, stylish, subversive, raw. The Ride 2nd Gear continues to present the latest custom bikes and the best builders on the planet. Men and motorcycles: a story that has vacillated somewhere between cult and cliché for years. Custom bikes, in particular, have a history that is deeply rooted in the spirit of freedom and change of the 1960s, as well as man's primal urge to build something with his own hands--or, in this case, tools. The Ride 2nd Gear is a showcase of the power and beauty of these bikes. PLEASE NOTE: This title is available in two different editions, the "Gentlemen Edition" and the "Rebel Edition," which only differ in the cover and the ISBN. The content is identical. The Collector's Edition comes with a linen slipcase and original embroidered patch at no added cost.

Velo 2nd Gear

Author : Sven Ehmann
ISBN : 3899554736
Genre : Design
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Choosing a particular bicycle conveys an attitude and a way of life. For a young generation, bicycles have now replaced cars as the vehicles that best express its identity and this book shows why. Riding a bike is easy. Once someone can do it, they will never forget how. Riding a bike can be addictive--in the best cases for life. Understanding the subtleties of contemporary bicycle culture can be challenging. Like it or not, choosing to ride a particular bike--whether an old-fashioned city bicycle, a high-tech machine, a mountain bike, a touring bike, a fixie, or a beach cruiser--means being associated with a certain lifestyle. Velo--2nd Gear explores these diverse bicycle scenes and reveals their histories, relationships, and insightful details. Alongside its presentation of especially attractive and unusual bicycles, the book documents how riders' accessories and styles vary just as widely as the bikes' tires and other equipment. It explains how each scene cultivates its own distinct codes through the choice of certain jerseys, caps, or bags or by visiting specific events or key establishments. The examples in Velo--2nd Gear span the globe. Tours in traditional costumes and on historical paths in Belgium or Italy are not only appealing as athletic challenges, but also as adventures for cosmopolitan travelers. In urban centers at night, bicycle messengers hold races on city streets. Specialized bike boutiques focus on details such as customized paint jobs. Frame builders in Oregon, Paris, or southern Germany create highly coveted bikes tailored to individuals or in very limited editions with long waiting lists. Velo--2nd Gear makes abundantly clear that contemporary bicycle culture is more alive and well than ever before. The book celebrates its healthy, environmentally-friendly, discerning, and slightly obsessive scenes and their protagonists. It shows why, for a young generation, bicycles have now replaced cars as the vehicles that best express its identity.
Category: Design

Donny S Unauthorized Technical Guide To Harley Davidson 1936 To Present

Author : Donny Petersen
ISBN : 1475942834
Genre : Transportation
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Donny Petersen, who studied privately with Harley-Davidson engineers, shares practical knowledge and street-wise tips in the fifth volume of his unauthorized guide on the best motorcycle maker in the world. Written in straightforward language, this guide can help even a motorcycle novice to become an expert mechanic by following Donnys step-by-step instructions. Whether youre looking for detailed service procedures such as fitting engine bearings or simple tips on maintenance, Donny is eager to share the expertise hes stockpiled on the Shovelhead over the last forty years. Donny shares real stories so you can find solutions to whatever is ailing your Shovelhead. Resolve teething problems, troubleshoot problematic aspects of the engine, and fix whatever comes up with various models. Gear ratios, torque multiplication, and H-D and aftermarket tools of the day are prominent in the guide, which even includes information on tools Donny invented himself to make your life easier. Get the specifications for tightening all the Shovelhead fasteners and adjustments to mechanisms on various models. In his usual forthright manner, Donny makes technical issues understandable, interspersing explanations with entertaining stories about the hard core lifestyle that comes with being a Harley rider.
Category: Transportation

The Drive

Author : Gestalten
ISBN : 3899558987
Genre :
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Better than the original and a long way from factories and assembly lines. Handcrafted, radical, and subversive, these custom cars are designed and made by a small number of specialists around the globe. From early hot rods and lowriders to modern tuning: this book presents a voluptuous variety of unique cars from around the world. Automobiles have been tuned, restored, and rebuilt for years, but --whether made for leisurely cruising or peak performance --today's machines are more interesting than ever before. After exploring custom motorcycles in The Ride and The Ride 2nd Gear, it's high time to focus on the four-wheeled scene. The Drive breaks down barriers between custom car scenes and spotlights the best of the best. European sports cars and hot rods. Lowriders and widebodies. Featuring ambassadors like Ken Block and Magnus Walker, innovators like Ringbrothers and ICON, legends like George Barris and RE-Amemiya, and many others, The Drive provides detailed portraits of numerous personas and projects. Bold photo spreads, profiles of builders, and exclusive essays celebrate the variety of automotive craftsmanship. The Drive Collector's Edition comes with a hard-backed slipcase and, in cooperation with our friends a Deus Ex Machina, a distinctive and a complimentary The Drive bandana in navy blue.

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Author : Mike Mueller
ISBN : 9781613253182
Genre : Transportation
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By the time the 1969 model year rolled around, it was well established that muscle cars were fast and plentiful. Every manufacturer had at least one corner of the showroom where the "go fast" guys could congregate and discuss the merits and time slips of the latest performance offerings. Competition being what it was, the manufacturers were looking for ways to entice potential buyers to choose their product over ever-increasing offerings from the competition. Some manufacturers tried to accomplish this with affordable prices, some tried fancy marketing schemes, and some created a look and a style that screamed "performance" even when standing still. The 1969 Mach I was Ford's attempt to create a package and a style to match the performance of its recently released and very potent 428-ci Cobra Jet engine package. Displacing the still-available but more conservative GT trim, the Mach I included unique and innovative graphics and mechanical innovations including shaker hood scoops, dual racing mirrors, deluxe interiors, competition suspension, dual chrome exhaust tips, and blacked-out hoods. The result was a wildly popular model that sold more than 70,000 units, compared to slightly more than 5,000 GT models for the year. Each volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, and an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.
Category: Transportation

Car Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015023140232
Genre : Automobiles
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Category: Automobiles

Hard Road Easy Riding

Author : Sondra McCoy
ISBN : 9780557014996
Genre :
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Deaf Biker Lady is a motorcycle journalist and photograph of the book & Magazines, which captures the spirit of woman riding motorcycles on life's open highways. She developed the popular website, which receives thousands of visitors monthly. She live in Norfolk, Virginia but she can usually be found riding the highways of custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle she affectionately calls "Run Escape" through her creative outlets and endeavors, she loos forward to spreading the message of empowerment through self-discovery. based upon her personal road journeys and love for the open road and riding motorcycles.

The Motor

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015048069275
Genre : Transportation
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Category: Transportation

The Autocar

Author : Henry Sturmey
ISBN : UOM:39015023086427
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 80.65 MB
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Category: Automobiles

The Drive

Author : Maximilian Funk
ISBN : 3899556518
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 72.99 MB
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Handcrafted, radical, and subversive, these custom cars are designed and made by a small number of specialists
Category: Automobiles

Road Track

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015010623166
Genre : Automobile racing
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Category: Automobile racing

Country Life

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015057002423
Genre : Country life
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Category: Country life

Motor Sport

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105128596124
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 37.24 MB
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Category: Automobiles

The Marmon Heritage

Author : George Philip Hanley
ISBN : UOM:39015018979586
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Recipient McKean Cup & Cugnot Awards. An automotive business & technical history addressing innovative products, construction details, marketing & manufacture, organization & financing. Marmon of Indianapolis revolutionized grain milling, electrified major cities, was innovator in engineering & styling the automobile for three decades. Dominance in racing & victory in first INDY 500 made Marmon Speedsteers the 'Corvettes' of the 1920s. Marmon-Herrington built All-Wheel-Drive trucks during the next three decades, including AWD Ford cars & trucks. Marmon Group today is among world's most diverse firms. The book contrasts sharply with the perceived state of early century technology & product reliability-durability. "Industrial titles are increasingly more important in research libraries. I am most impressed with THE MARMON HERITAGE as a product. Well done!"--R.E. Chapin, Director Libraries, Michigan State University. "One of the most unusual books published in recent years, it is at once history, technical manual, & panea of praise for the products. It will have great appeal to engineers, students of technology or advertising"--Prof. Ralph D. Gray, Indiana-Purdue Universities, Indianapolis. "I woul d like to express my sincere admiration for the accomplishment that is THE MARMON HERITAGE, a magnificent exercise in scholarship & a monumental contribution to the literature."--Griffith Borgeson, European Editor, AUTOMOTIVE QUARTERLY.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Mastering The Ride

Author : David L. Hough
ISBN : 9781620080191
Genre : Transportation
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Best-selling author David Hough is the anti-bad ass of motorcyclists, a serious down-to-earth master of two- (and three-) wheeled street rods who is interested in the safety and road smarts of his fellow motorcyclists. Mastering the Ride is his follow-up book to one that put him on the map, Proficient Motorcycling, and it goes one better. For motorcyclists ready to take their rides to the next level, Mastering the Ride is an exhilarating course in skills, safety, and common sense. Hough’s writing style is straightforward and conversational, never professorial, preachy, or boring. With instructional color photographs and drawings, the book covers improving the rider’s skills of speed and passing on superslabs, mountain roads, and city streets; anticipating and handling street and road hazards, from treacherous tar snakes to lane-weaving drivers; and learning the limits of sight distances, executing quick stops at sudden hazards as well as curves. The book devotes two full chapters to the skills involved in mastering cornering, with specific advice about rolling on and off the throttle, shifting, braking, countersteering, body steering and positioning, and cornering lines. In the chapter “Mastering the Art of Conspicuity,” Hough recommends riders understand and employ conspicuity, that is understanding how motorcyclists and car drivers see their surroundings and getting others to see you on the road by use of hi-viz clothing, LED lights, and other gear. The key to safety rests in increased situational awareness—the topic of the next chapter—the ability to predict how road events will unfold by thinking through the possibilities way before a potential hazard presents itself. Thanks to Hough’s direct and specific instructions to riders for what they need to know, to improve, to avoid, and to do every time they get on their bikes, this chapter and the skills it describes are nothing short of life-saving. In short, Mastering the Ride is a crash course in how not to crash—that is, after all is read and done, what every motorcyclists must avoid for his own life and the lives of others on the road. As Eric Trow, a motorcycle safety journalist and instructor states on the back cover, “Mastering the Ride should be required reading for every road-going motorcyclist and become the companion of any rider serious about advancing his or her road craft.” Voni Glaves, the record-setting million-mile BMW rider, is a long-time Hough fan who relied on Hough’s “wisdom” back in the 1970s when the author was a columnist. “The latest from David brings together his years of experience and his unique analysis to make the case for mastery in a conversational way that makes [Mastering the Ride] impossible to put down. The breadth and depth of the information…is astounding.” A section on the aging rider, including ways to compensate for older riders’ slower reaction times and readapting their skills, is included in the appendix, as is a travelogue of Hough’s road trips to some of his favorite locations. A glossary, resources section, and index complete the book.
Category: Transportation

The 12 Week Triathlete 2nd Edition Revised And Updated

Author : Tom Holland
ISBN : 9781592334582
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned triathlete, training for a Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, or Ironman event, this book offers a complete, step-by-step program that will help you strengthen, tone-up, and both physically and mentally prepare for the
Category: Health & Fitness

Canoeing The Driftless

Author : David J. Lind
ISBN : 9781414042053
Genre : Fiction
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Southeastern Minnesota is a paddler’s dream. Throughout the forested bluff land terrain, called the “Driftless Area”, there are both easy paddling routes as well as challenging, more difficult streams all offering beautifull scenic views and a variety of wildlife. Canoeing The Driftless contains maps and descriptions for over 50 routes covering 600 miles to help you plan your paddling trip. Information such as route length, difficulty, hazards, as well as points of interest, the best put-in and take-out accesses and shuttle routes are included to help in choosing a trip to fit your needs. Also included are “River Scenes” which have interesting information on history along the routes as well as some personal, sometimes humorous accounts of trips on the rivers. Canoeing The Driftless is written for all levels of paddlers, from the beginner to the most experienced paddler. For the beginner to intermediate paddler there are the main routes on the Cannon, Zumbro, and Root rivers, for the more experienced paddlers the routes on the Bear, Deer, Whitewater, and smaller branches of the Root River and Zumbro River provide more challenging runs.
Category: Fiction