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To many, the racing bicycle is a cult object, a vehicle of dreams, a marvel of engineering and aesthetic.
Spanning over one hundred years of the sport, Bike! is the in-depth history of the 49 greatest cycling designers who have shaped the world of cycling. Starting on the dusty plains of Italy in the nineteeth century to the nano-tube technology of today, Bike! Is the cycling bible for anyone who cares about the love, sweat and tears that have been put into the pursuit of perfection on two wheels.
Unmasking the soul of those like Colnago, Shimano and Campagnolo, Bike! also tells the story of landmark classics such as Fausto Coppi s 1952 Bianchi, Graeme Obree s Old Faithful , Chris Boardman s Lotus and Lance Armstrong s Damien Hirst Butterfly Trek.
From Raleigh to Peugeot, Gitane to Cervelo, in graphic detail with sublime photography, Bike! Is the beautifully illustrated story of the visionaries and riders who joined forces to create two-wheeled legends.
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A truly mouth-watering book filled with incredible images
This is a must-read book for everyone interested in cycling, but especially those who appreciate the love, care and time the classic bike-builders put into creating their masterpieces(New Books)
Sumptuously illustrated...good research and some great stories(London Cyclist)
With lavish studio photographs of bikes, atmospheric portraits of racers and fascinating insights into engineering techniques, Bike! is a wonderful book to dip into(Outdoor Fitness)
(Sport) About the Author:
RICHARD MOORE is a former racing cyclist and journalist whose first book, In Search of Robert Millar won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards
DANIEL BENSON is the managing editor of Cyclingnews.com. He has reported on four Tour de France races.
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