Suze Clemitson's A History of Cycling in 100 Objects PDF

By Suze Clemitson

a desirable and quirky examine the background of biking as visible via a hundred gadgets that modified the bicycle as we all know it. From the laufmachine to the Brompton, find out about the evolution of the bicycle from wheeled toy of the aristocracy via to the increase years of the biking revolution this present day. discover why newspapers are so indispensable to the tale of biking, why the yellow jersey is yellow and why steak was once so vital to maintain a journey cozy again within the day.

Taking 100 gadgets which have been pivotal within the improvement of biking and the motorcycles themselves, this e-book offers a desirable perception into the heritage of biking. From the earliest prototype motorcycles via to the rate machines we all know this day, it additionally covers key technological advancements and the extra esoteric - from the Arc de Triomphe and liquorice allsorts through ballbearings and Shimano gears.

fantastically documented with vigorous and insightful textual content, this is often the suitable present for the bike owner on your existence, giving another perception into the 2 wheeled revolution.

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