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

By Suze Clemitson

a desirable and quirky examine the historical past of biking as noticeable 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 growth years of the biking revolution this day. discover why newspapers are so quintessential to the tale of biking, why the yellow jersey is yellow and why steak was once so very important to maintain a journey 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 background 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 energetic and insightful textual content, this can be the precise present for the bicycle owner on your lifestyles, giving an alternate perception into the 2 wheeled revolution.

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