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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 growth years of the biking revolution at the present time. discover why newspapers are so indispensable to the tale of biking, why the yellow jersey is yellow and why steak was once so very important to maintain a trip cozy again within the day.

Taking 100 items which were pivotal within the improvement of biking and the motorcycles themselves, this booklet presents 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.

superbly documented with energetic and insightful textual content, this is often definitely the right present for the bicycle owner on your lifestyles, giving an alternate perception into the 2 wheeled revolution.

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