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365 Bicycles and Gear: Boneshakers, Racing Bikes, Road Bikes, Single-Speeds, Mountain Bikes, and More: From the 1800s to Today
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The greatest, most interesting, and most important bikes ever made. From velocipedes and boneshakers to modern Specialized Allez road bikes, from high-tech competition models to unique custom-built creations, 365 Bicycles and Gear brings together all the iconic, legendary, odd, and influential bicycles from around the world with vibrant photos and detailed descriptions. Whether used for everyday commuting, competitive racing, recreation, or off-road thrills, this essential two-wheeled vehicle has undergone profound changes and technological developments over the last two centuries. The design, engineering, and materials used in building bikes have evolved with its myriad uses and with advancements in the craft of bicycle design. 365 Bicycles and Gear beautifully covers all categories: road bikes, touring bikes, hybrid bikes, commuter bikes, mountain bikes, BMX bikes, track bikes, art bikes . . . even rickshaws and more. The featured models inside the book run the spectrum from simple kids' bikes to the highest-end, most advanced creationsâ??making 365 Bicycles and Gear a gorgeous gallery of both casual everyday rides and the bikes of your wildest dreams.
365 Bicycles You Must Ride is a gorgeously illustrated, handpicked gallery of all the iconic, legendary, odd, and influential bicycles from around the world throughout centuries of bicycle design.
About the Author
Lou Dzierzak is a freelance writer and avid cyclist based in Minneapolis--recently voted the number-one biking city in America--who writes on a range of outdoor recreation and sports subjects for industry publications. He is the author of Schwinn and The Evolution of American Bicycle Racing.
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