Author: Michael Embacher

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452101675

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 3122

For every way to ride, there's a bicycle to fit the need. An homage to the beauty of the bike, Cyclepedia showcases the innovations and legacies of bicycle design over the past century. Join longtime bike enthusiast and avid collector Michael Embacher for a tour of 100 bicycles, from the finest racing bikes and high-tech hybrids to the bizarrely specific (such as a bike designed to cycle on ice). Captivating photographs, detailed component lists, and anecdotal information illuminate the details that make each bicycle unique. Also including a foreword by cyclist and designer Paul Smith, Cyclepedia is the ultimate coffee-table book for devotees of the two-wheeled life.
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Author: Michael Embacher

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500293973

Category:

Page: 304

View: 969

Architect and designer Michael Embacher's unique collection of more than 250 bicycles, the only one of its kind, was lovingly collected over many years and exhibited around the world. This new compact edition of Cyclepedia offers an expanded selection of Embacher's finest, most unusual and most coveted pieces, despite the fact that the collection is no longer intact. With a foreword by design guru Paul Smith and a history of bicycle design by Michael Zappe and Martin Strubreiter, this homage to the beauty of two wheels is a celebration of the fastest, lightest, most innovative - and most inventive - bicycles designed over the past century. This stunning, carefully curated selection features some of the rarest, most beautiful and most sought-after bicycles from around the world, including classic racing bikes from the Tour de France, high-tech machines that employ the latest advances in materials science, and eccentric bikes designed for unusual uses. With a redesigned layout that makes the most of Bernhard Angerer's colourful photography, this edition features ten new bicycles from Embacher's collection, including designs from Alex Singer, Alan, Textima and Puch. Published in a new and more accessible compact format, Cyclepedia is a cornucopia of all that bicycle design has to offer, the ultimate gift for cycling enthuasiasts everywhere.
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It's All About the Bike

Author: William Fotheringham

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613734158

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 440

View: 1193

A path through cycling-specific information: slang, cycling stars, equipment, and nicknames The essential A-to-Z compendium of everything there is to know about the bicycle, this sports reference is full of amazing facts and enthralling anecdotes. Numerous entries have been updated for this paperback edition. A world of death-defying feats and obscure mechanical oddities, the nature of cycling is both heroic and geeky, and the perils of vicious dogs are given the same attention as the perils of drug and sex scandals. From the history of the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong's rise and fall to the origins of the quick-release system and Chris Hoy's dominance of the Beijing Velodrome, no element is omitted from this exploration of the bicycle and its faithful riders. Cyclopedia has all the equipment, the races, and the faces needed to convert any amateur cyclist into a fully fledged bike expert.
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100 Years of Steel

Author: David Rapley

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864704829

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

View: 7255

"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
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The History

Author: David V. Herlihy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300104189

Category: History

Page: 470

View: 641

The nineteenth century's "mechanical horse" offered an exciting new world of transportation for all and ushered in an era of changes that resonates to the present day, changes cataloged and described in a fascinating history of an engineering marvel.
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The Farren Collection

Author: Paul & Charlie Farren

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864705191

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5963

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The Definitive Visual History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465455302

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 6835

Bicycle: The Definitive Visual History showcases classic and cutting-edge bicycles and traces the evolution of cycling from the nineteenth century to today. From BMX and mountain biking to track and road racing, this comprehensive full-color guide features the latest high-performance bikes and cycling technology, as well as key models from eras gone by. Virtual tours showcase important bike designs, like the Bianchi Paris Roubaix, and close-up photographs focus on design elements, components, and construction. To tell the complete story of cycling, Bicycle profiles famous cyclists, manufacturers, and brands, and includes detailed images, maps, and histories of key races and competitions -- from the first recorded race in 1868 to the Cyclo-cross World Championships to the Tour de France, triathlons, Olympic racing, and more. Bicycle: The Definitive Visual History is a complete celebration of cycling. Includes two prints suitable for framing.
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Portraits of Great Marques, Makers and Designers

Author: Gerard Brown,Graeme Fife

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408170957

Category: Bicycle industry

Page: 224

View: 9772

A visual celebration of the world's greatest cycling marques showing the techniques used to make all the components of a truly great bike.
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An Illustrated History

Author: Tony Hadland,Hans-Erhard Lessing

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262322226

Category: Transportation

Page: 584

View: 1989

The bicycle ranks as one of the most enduring, most widely used vehicles in the world, with more than a billion produced during almost two hundred years of cycling history. This book offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's technical and historical evolution, from the earliest velocipedes (invented to fill the need for horseless transport during a shortage of oats) to modern racing bikes, mountain bikes, and recumbents. It traces the bicycle's development in terms of materials, ergonomics, and vehicle physics, as carried out by inventors, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers.Written by two leading bicycle historians and generously illustrated with historic drawings, designs, and photographs, Bicycle Design describes the key stages in the evolution of the bicycle, beginning with the counterintuitive idea of balancing on two wheels in line, through the development of tension-spoked wheels, indirect drives (employing levers, pulleys, chains, and chainwheels), and pneumatic tires. The authors examine the further development of the bicycle for such specific purposes as racing, portability, and all-terrain use; and they describe the evolution of bicycle components including seats, transmission, brakes, lights (at first candle-based), and carriers (racks, panniers, saddlebags, child seats, and sidecars). They consider not only commercially successful designs but also commercial failures that pointed the way to future technological developments. And they debunk some myths about bicycles -- for example, the mistaken but often-cited idea that Leonardo sketched a chain-drive bike in his notebooks. Despite the bicycle's long history and mass appeal, its technological history has been neglected. This volume, with its engaging and wide-ranging coverage, fills that gap. It will be the starting point for all future histories of the bicycle.
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An Illustrated History of the Bicycle

Author: Lance Armstrong

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579546694

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1322

A collection of essays and photographs offer a chronicle of the origins and evolution of the bicycle, from its first appearance as a primitive wooden Laufsmachine to its development into a lightweight, elegant racing machine.
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Author: Zahid Sardar

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780670089

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 5176

A collection of the best and most popular bikes to be found anywhere right now, this book gives the overview of what is out there for every kind of cyclist. Whether you are a BMXtreme or mountain bike enthusiast, a keen tourer or racer, a city commuter or courier, or simply fascinated with the constantly advancing mechanics and engineering of folding and other innovative bike designs, this book has something for you. 100 Best Bikes is the essential resource for anyone wanting to know what is the best they can find now in design and engineering for every kind of bike.
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Author: Tom Ambrose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750960601

Category: Bicycles

Page: 224

View: 3973

For an invention that has only been around for 200 years, the simple bicycle has changed the world in many ways. It democratised travel for the first time, allowing ordinary people to travel at reasonable speed without need of a horse, to commute further afield to work and to enjoy the benefits of the countryside. It has challenged social conventions, granting women a new-found freedom, and it has played an important role in wartime, whether used by British paratroopers or in Vietnamese supply lines. Today, despite the prevalence of the car, the bicycle is as important as ever, with more cycles appear on city streets each year.Bikes come in all shapes and sizes and the history of cycling is on of innovation in design: from Macmillan's first pedal-driven cycle to the eccentric Dursley Pedersen, and from the 1960s iconic Moulton to the free-styling BMX, the humble cycle continues to surprise and delight in equal measure. Illustrated in full colour with a wide range of photographs, The History of Cycling in Fifty bikes tells the story of the bicycle through 50 iconic machines, starting with the first primitive wooden two-wheelers through to carbon-fibre super bikes and the designs of the future, celebrating sporting achievements, technological advances and world records along with way.
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Author: Paul Smith

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095167

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 6270

If you are new to climbing, you will find games which introduce some essential skills (such as 'crimping' a hold - Chapter 10). If you are an old hand, you will find some great games to help add variety to your weekly club sessions (have you tried 'The Octopus'? - Chapter 6). Playing some of these games can become addictive as your friends and rivals find new ways to play. The overview of skills used in each game will help you turn play into progress. Each chapter deals with a fundamental climbing technique. Some chapters focus on a particular aspect of a climbing session, e.g. the use of foot or handholds, traversing or roped climbing. You can pick and choose activities from each chapter to suit your session and goals. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction, followed by a list of all the activities within that section along with their learning goals. The games are listed in a random order. Many of the games develop more than one aspect of climbing. To help you make the most of them, icons appear beside each title to give you information about the possible ways they can be used at a glance.
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Bicycle Headbadges from a Bygone Era

Author: Phil Carter,Jeff Conner

Publisher: Gingko Press Editions

ISBN: 9781584236283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 1296

The headbadge has been affixed to finer bicycles for over a century. Made of steel, brass, copper aluminium and silver, and crafted using elaborate techniques such as die-pressing and acid etching, manufacturers transformed these badges into works of art. The badges, selected from the collection of American Jeff Corner, are given new life in this beautifully designed book by Phil Carter of Carter Wong design.
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A Tribute to the World's Greatest Racing Bicycles

Author: Richard Moore,Daniel Benson

Publisher: The Miegunyah Press

ISBN: 0522861830

Category: Bicycle racing

Page: 329

View: 2384

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.
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The DIY Guide to Building, Rebuilding, Tinkering With, and Repairing Your Bicycle for City Living

Author: Charles Haine

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1592536956

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9783

More than ever before, bicycle culture is everywhere: from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine, city planners are making big changes to city infrastructure for the increasing numbers of people who are leaving their cars at home and upgrading to two wheels. Biking in the city is no longer just for bike messengers with a death wish. Quarry’s The Urban Biking Handbook is a hardworking, illustrated guide to the cycling lifestyle. Not only does it teach tons of repair and maintenance techniques, it shows such popular skills as converting a multiple-gear bike into a fixed-gear bike (or fixie) and how to build a Frankenbike from parts scavenged from several bikes. All techniques and projects are framed by spotlights on urban bike culture worldwide: profiles of bike mechanics, bike builders, bike artists, and more.
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A Passionate Pursuit

Author: Christine Elliott,David Jablonka,The Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 186470313X

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 5665

A unique study of the names and bikes of the world's most famous, innovative and legendary makers of contemporary bespoke bicycles.
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100 Postcards of Iconic Bicycles

Author: Collectif,

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500420331

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2271

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The Craftsmanship of Speed - A Photographic History

Author: Jan Heine

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847838412

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 9197

The Competition Bicycle will inspire cyclists and design lovers alike. The evocative, detail-rich photographs display the history of the bicycle, from racing high-wheelers to modern racing bikes with carbon-fiber disc wheels. Exceptional handcrafted machines ridden by great champions illustrate milestones in the mechanics and craftsmanship of bicycle design. This volume also features iconic bicycles that played an important role in the history of the sport, from the bicycle that sent Eddy Merckx over the finish line in his last world championship win, to those of tandem teams who tackled the hour record, motor-paced track racers that exceeded 80 mph on the wooden boards, to California's mountain-bike pioneers. Historic images complement the stunning new photography that illustrates each machine in exquisite detail while celebrating the evolution of the sport, object, and machine. The Competition Bicycle is sure to be treasured by all who appreciate magnificent masterpieces of vintage and contemporary design.
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The Ultimate History of Bike Design

Author: Chris Boardman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844038475

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 800

Former Olympic champion, Tour de France record holder, successful bike designer, and leader of the British Olympic Cycling Team's 'Secret Squirrels', Chris Boardman, looks at the development of the modern bike from the first experiments with gearing, through to the superbikes of today. Co-written with cycling expert Chris Sidwells, with features on components, manufacturers, designers and iconic designs, The Biography of the Modern Bike is a fascinating study of cycle design through the decades. Fully illustrated throughout, and with lively and informative text - this will make a great addition to any bike lover's bookshelves.
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