Download e-book for iPad: A History of Cycling in 100 Objects by Suze Clemitson

By Suze Clemitson

a desirable and quirky examine the background of biking as obvious via a hundred items 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 used to be so vital to maintain a trip cozy again within the day.

Taking 100 gadgets which were pivotal within the improvement of biking and the motorcycles themselves, this booklet offers a desirable perception into the historical past of biking. From the earliest prototype motorcycles via to the rate machines we all know this present 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 can be the precise reward for the bicycle owner on your existence, giving an alternate perception into the 2 wheeled revolution.

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