The Splendid Book Of The Bicycle

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The Splendid Book Of The Bicycle

Author : Daniel Tatarsky
ISBN : 9781911042631
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Cycling is hugely popular nowadays. Since 2003 more than 100 million bikes have been produced each year, more than twice the amount of cars. And in 2011, more than 741,000 people cycled to work, an increase of 90,000 from 2001. The Splendid Book of the Bicycle is a wide-ranging celebration of the bicycle and cycling, incorporating social history, sport and science. It covers the bicycle’s invention and subsequent historical development, stories of intrepid early cyclists who travelled the world, the 20th-century popularity of cycle touring, and the depiction of bicycles in films, books and art. It examines the sport of cycling, including histories of the Tour de France and the other great European races, the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España, and goes on to explore velodrome-based cycling and the rise of BMX and mountain biking. It investigates the science behind balance and aerodynamics, and covers the future of bicycles, including innovative flying, floating and electric bikes. It also touches on the technical aspects of bicycles, including an exploded diagram of a typical bike and tips for basic maintenance of your own bike. Beautifully illustrated with vintage and modern images, this book is a perfect gift for both bike obsessives and general readers.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Island Of Bicycle Dancers

Author : Jiro Adachi
ISBN : 1429932260
Genre : Fiction
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Love, sex, death....and English as a foreign language. The Island of Bicycle Dancers is the coming-of-age-story of twenty-year-old Yurika Song, a Korean-Japanese woman who comes from Japan to New York City for a summer to work with her Korean relatives and improve her English. Yurika's friends back home have always joked that she is half-sushi/half-kim-chi. But cross-Asian ethnicities turn out to be far less jarring than her introduction to New York life, the world of bicycle messengers and the street culture in which they thrive. On one level this is a splendid tale of mistaken love-Yurika falls hard for an attractive, but dangerous, Puerto Rican bicycle messenger nicknamed "Bone." But on another, deeper level, our heroine finds freedom in this new language, which to her "is like a huge octopus, very clever and sometimes hard to catch but with so many wild and beautiful writhing limbs."
Category: Fiction

The Bicycle Road Book

Author : Charles Spencer (bicyclist.)
ISBN : OXFORD:590932289
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Early Bicycles And The Quest For Speed

Author : Andrew Ritchie
ISBN : 9781476630465
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 41.25 MB
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 From the earliest “velocipedes” through the advent of the pneumatic tire to the rise of modern road and track competition, this history of the sport of bicycle racing traces its role in the development of bicycle technology between 1868 and 1903. Providing detailed technical information along with biographies of racers and other important personalities, the book explores this thirty-year period of early bicycle history as the social and technical precursor to later developments in the motorcycle and automobile industries.
Category: Transportation

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

The Great Bike Race

Author : Geoffrey Nicholson
ISBN : 9781911162100
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 76.13 MB
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REVIEWS This is unquestionably the finest book ever written on the subject of cycling, bar none. the combination of the late Geoffrey Nicholson's (he died in 1999) observations, coupled with an impeccable writing style, make “the great bike race” almost a complete education in and of itself " — The Washing-Machine Post
Category: Sports & Recreation

S S Cycle Presents Today S Top Custom Bike Builders

Author : Howard Kelly
ISBN : 0760336032
Genre : Transportation
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In 1958 George Smith started a small company called S & S Cycle. His mission: “To make all bikes go faster.” Fifty years later, S & S Cycle is everything Smith envisioned. To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the world’s premiere builder of aftermarket V-twin motorcycle engines and components commissioned custom motorcycles from fifty top builders. The competition that grew out of this challenge unfolds in the pages of S & S Presents Today's Top Custom Bike Builders, which showcases the splendid bikes built for S & S’s fiftieth anniversary show. The book, beginning with a brief history of S & S Cycle, features four-page spreads on each motorcycle, along with profiles of the builders--including Chica, Cory Ness, Paul Cox, Jerry Covington, Jesse Rooke, Redneck Engineering, Arlen Ness, Kim Suter, Brian Klock, Kendall Johnson, Roger Bourget, Rick Fairless, Fred Kodlin, and Paul Teuttel Sr. With illustrations by master custom-bike photographer Michael Lichter, this is as much a celebration of the custom builder’s art as it is a tribute to S & S Cycle’s accomplishment.
Category: Transportation

Ten Thousand Miles On A Bicycle

Author : Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg
ISBN : NYPL:33433066624820
File Size : 46.37 MB
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Ten Thousand Miles on a Bicycle is a reference book designed for people interested in bicycle trails of the United States. The contents of the book are conveniently arranged by U.S. regions.

Bicycle Touring

Author : Steve Butterman
ISBN : UOM:39015042960438
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation

The Spaceframe Moultons

Author : Tony Hadland
ISBN : 9783643103567
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 61.65 MB
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Re-reading today Tony Hadland's book "The Spaceframe Moultons" brings back what a splendid job he did in researching and describing those exciting events which led up to the birth of the Spaceframe Moulton.
Category: Social Science

The Bicycle Book Bike Ways

Author : Lillian Berson Frankel
ISBN : WISC:89034640755
Genre : Bicycles
File Size : 46.12 MB
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Instructions on organizing a hosteling trip, a bicycle safety meet, bicycle games, and other biking activities. Includes a chapter on mechanical repairs.
Category: Bicycles

The Outlook

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ISBN : UCAL:C2620579
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New Outlook

Author : Alfred Emanuel Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015020921857
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The Complete Book Of Bicycle Commuting

Author : John Stewart Allen
ISBN : UCSC:32106008794726
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 69.11 MB
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Demonstrates how to select or modify a bike for commuting, master basic riding skills, plan trips, prevent theft, and ride safely at night or in inclement weather
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Bike Book

Author : Bibs McIntyre
ISBN : 0060129182
Genre : Bicycles
File Size : 47.19 MB
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Category: Bicycles

Books For Youth

Author : Library Association
ISBN : UOM:39015033639363
Genre : Best books
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Category: Best books