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Fifty Bicycles That Changed The World

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The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport. From the Penny-Farthing, the Dandy-Horse and the Velocipede the design of the bicycle has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, here are the 50 most important, pivotal bicylces from around the wor
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Conran (first published September 2nd 2013)
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Josh
Aug 10, 2014 Josh rated it really liked it
For a general, cultural, UCI-dominated bicycle review this is an excellent book.

This book is about cultural and commercial significance. Adding to Paul's review, there are two categories which merely receive a token mention: recumbent and non-diamond frames.

The UCI-dominance on cycling culture is fairly evident. Chronologically ordered, once the safety bicycle is introduced (no. 4) we get to see a couple variations on this style of frame: Pedersen, tandem, cargo (front box), y-frame, and a few
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Paul
Oct 11, 2013 Paul rated it really liked it
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For all those that have any interest in either design or the bike, then this is well worth reading.

As the title suggests, the book is about fifty bicycles or technologies that have made a significant step in the process of bicycle design, innovation and those bikes that are iconic in some way or other.

The range of bikes covered, if from the penny farthing to the latest Pinarello ridden by the Sky team. Other models include the Schwinn, the chopper, Boardman's Lotus bike and the Moulton. Each bik
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Jan 05, 2015 Andrew Doran rated it really liked it
A very short book with good general insights. I now understand why people would want to own more than one bike!
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An interesting selection of bikes
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Lots of cool pictures and it's fun to see the evolution of bikes over time.
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