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Cyclepedia: A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design
Cyclepedia
A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452101671

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.

Knack Cycling for Everyone: A Guide to Road, Mountain, and Commuter Biking
Knack Cycling for Everyone
A Guide to Road, Mountain, and Commuter Biking
Paperback      ISBN: 1599218712

Knack Cycling for Everyone is the book for those looking to get introduced, or reintroduced, to today's world of cycling. It is a step-by-step, comprehensive guide that evaluates all bicycles available today, helps you determine the kind of bike that's right for you, and shows you the accessories you do and don't need to ride comfortably. For beginners to intermediates, it includes numerous how-to descriptions, replete with informative photos and tips, on all styles of riding--road biking, mountain biking, commuter cycling, and touring. There are chapters on training, long-distance riding, riding with children, riding with groups, and rules of the road.

Biography of the Bike: The Ultimate History of Bike Design
Biography of the Bike
The Ultimate History of Bike Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 0760349894

From the velocipede era to today's high-tech bikes, dive into the history of the bicycle.

Former Olympic cycling gold medalist and world record holder Chris Boardman is among the most influential bicycle designers in the world. In Biography of the Bike, he examines the evolution of the modern bicycle from the invention of pedals to recent innovations in electronic gearing. The complete stories of each development (such as the modern derailleur) that have helped to move bike design forward, and how those inventions became established in the general marketplace, are laid out in all their fascinating detail. Complete with profiles of the riders and designers who have been at the forefront of bicycle design over the decades, the book also examines cultural trends, such as bicycle commuting and mountain biking, that have spurred advances in design.

Early efforts at aerodynamic design, the standardization of the "double-diamond" frame, and the introduction of disc wheels, allow you to see the entire history of your favorite two-wheeled transport. Heavily illustrated with photos of bikes, equipment close-ups, and historical action shots of famous cyclists such as Greg Lemond, Jan Ullrich, and Fausto Coppi make this a book that no biking enthusiast, gearhead, or racing fan will want to miss

25 Great Bike Rides of the Twin Cities
25 Great Bike Rides of the Twin Cities
Paperback      ISBN: 159193298x

As one of the nation's best places to bike, the Twin Cities offers hundreds of miles of bicycle trails. Jonathan Poppele, who has led countless riders on these trails, presents his recommendations for great rides. Take a few favorites, such as the Gateway Trail or the Cedar Lake Regional Trail. And try Jon's unique routes that piece together rail-trails, parks and local trails. The routes are safe and family-friendly, mostly on off-street bike paths. You'll see the sites, experience the culture, and enjoy the wonderful Twin Cities bike scene.

Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul: Great Recreational Rides in the Twin Cities Area
Best Bike Rides Minneapolis and St. Paul
Great Recreational Rides in the Twin Cities Area
Paperback      ISBN: 0762777958

Written for cyclists of all stripes, Best Bike Rides books offer a diverse array of scenic tours in and around some of America s largest urban destinations. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most"

The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual: The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists
The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual
The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists
Paperback      ISBN: 0316352683
Everything you need to know to purchase, maintain, and ride a bike for recreation, commuting, competition, travel, and beyond From the bike world's most beloved and trusted advocate.

Eben Weiss, aka Bike Snob NYC, is the voice of cyclists everywhere. Through his popular blog he has been informing, entertaining, and critiquing the bike-riding community since 2007. With his latest book, The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual, Weiss makes his vast experience and practical advice available to bike "newbies" and veterans alike. Chapters cover Obtaining a Bike, Understanding Your Bike, Maintaining Your Bike, Operating Your Bike, Off-Road Riding, Coexisting with Drivers, Competitive Cycling, Bike Travel, Cycling with Kids, and What the Future Holds for Bikes in our Communities. Weiss's humorous, down-to-earth style takes all the mystery and intimidation out of cycling and will inspire even the most hesitant couch potato to get out and ride

Eben Weiss is the blogger behind Bike Snob NYC. He is the author of Bike Snob, Bike Snob Abroad, and The Enlightened Cyclist. He lives in New York City with his family.
Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual: Selection, Maintenance, Repair
Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual
Selection, Maintenance, Repair
Paperback      ISBN: 0517500930
The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Trancendence
The Enlightened Cyclist
Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Trancendence
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452105006

The joys of commuting by bike attract scores of new converts every year. But as fresh-faced cyclists fill the roads, they also encounter their share of frustrations--careless drivers, wide-flung car doors, zoned-out pedestrians, and aggressive fellow cyclists, to name a few. In this follow-up to the best-selling Bike Snob, BikeSnobNYC takes on the trials and triumphs of bike commuting with snark, humor, and enthusiasm, asking the question: If we become better commuters, will that make us better people? From the deadly sins of biking to tactics for dealing with cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists, this primer on bike travel is a must-read for cyclists new and seasoned alike.

Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling
Bike Snob
Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811869989

Cycling is exploding in a good way. Urbanites everywhere, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the bike like aquatic mammals to water. BikeSnobNYC cycling's most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous blogger brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most important vehicle to hit personal transportation since the horse. Bike Snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave about the world of bikes and their riders, and offers a unique look at the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its wide range of bizarre practitioners. Throughout, the author lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. Bike Snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist.

Bicycling Science
Bicycling Science
Paperback      ISBN: 026273060x

A detailed study of the mechanical, physiological, and technical aspects of bicycle design, construction, and use, describing and picturing past, present, and experimental models.