Author: David V. Herlihy
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300120479
File Size: 62,68 MB
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In this, the ultimate history of the bicycle, David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it aroused. The pioneer racer insisted the bicycle would become "as common as umbrellas." Mark Twain was more skeptical, enjoining his reader to "get a bicycle. You will not regret it-if you live." Herlihy shows readers why the bicycle captured the public's imagination and the myriad ways in which it reshaped the world.

History On A Bike

Author: Sheila Ruckley
Editor: Author Essentials (Indepenpress)
ISBN: 9781780033297
File Size: 11,96 MB
Format: PDF
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Part autobiography, part history, part travelogue, this is a book that's sure to delight on many levels. Whether you're an avid cyclist, a history buff, an ardent USA enthusiast, or merely a keen armchair explorer, Sheila Ruckley's witty tales of exploration and endurance will have you reaching for that bicycle repair kit.

Dirt Bike History

Author: Terri Sievert
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736824392
File Size: 66,22 MB
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Describes the history of dirt bike competitions, including the major events and athletes in the sport.

Bicycle Design

Author: Tony Hadland
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262026759
File Size: 64,47 MB
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An authoritative and comprehensive account of the bicycle's two-hundred-year evolution.

Hearts Of Lions

Author: Peter Nye
Editor: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393305760
File Size: 23,71 MB
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Until the 1920s, bike races outdrew all other American sports including baseball. This colorful, exciting period of sports history, a saga of courage and occasional lunacy is re-created by the author, a prize-winning racer himself. Photos.

On Bicycles

Author: Evan Friss
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231544243
File Size: 62,99 MB
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Subways and yellow taxis may be the icons of New York transportation, but it is the bicycle that has the longest claim to New York’s streets: two hundred years and counting. Never has it taken to the streets without controversy: 1819 was the year of the city’s first bicycle and also its first bicycle ban. Debates around the bicycle’s place in city life have been so persistent not just because of its many uses—recreation, sport, transportation, business—but because of changing conceptions of who cyclists are. In On Bicycles, Evan Friss traces the colorful and fraught history of cycling in New York City. He uncovers the bicycle’s place in the city over time, showing how it has served as a mirror of the city’s changing social, economic, infrastructural, and cultural politics since it first appeared. It has been central, as when horse-drawn carriages shared the road with bicycle lanes in the 1890s; peripheral, when Robert Moses’s car-centric vision made room for bicycles only as recreation; and aggressively marginalized, when Ed Koch’s battle against bike messengers culminated in the short-lived 1987 Midtown Bike Ban. On Bicycles illuminates how the city as we know it today—veined with over a thousand miles of bicycle lanes—reflects a fitful journey powered, and opposed, by New York City’s people and its politics.

Bike Battles

Author: James Longhurst
Editor: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805994
File Size: 30,89 MB
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Americans have been riding bikes for more than a century now. So why are most American cities still so ill-prepared to handle cyclists? James Longhurst, a historian and avid cyclist, tackles that question by tracing the contentious debates between American bike riders, motorists, and pedestrians over the shared road. Bike Battles explores the different ways that Americans have thought about the bicycle through popular songs, merit badge pamphlets, advertising, films, newspapers and sitcoms. Those associations shaped the actions of government and the courts when they intervened in bike policy through lawsuits, traffic control, road building, taxation, rationing, import tariffs, safety education and bike lanes from the 1870s to the 1970s. Today, cycling in American urban centers remains a challenge as city planners, political pundits, and residents continue to argue over bike lanes, bike-share programs, law enforcement, sustainability, and public safety. Combining fascinating new research from a wide range of sources with a true passion for the topic, Longhurst shows us that these battles are nothing new; in fact they’re simply a continuation of the original battle over who is - and isn’t - welcome on our roads. Watch the trailer:

The Bicycle Towards A Global History

Author: P. Smethurst
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137499516
File Size: 14,33 MB
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This is the first history of the bicycle to trace not only the technical background to its invention, but also to contrast its social and cultural impact in different parts of the world, and assess its future as a continuing global phenomenon.

A Short History Of The Motorcycle

Author: Richard Hammond
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297609912
File Size: 35,65 MB
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What is it about bikes that leaves so many of us powerless to resist? This entertaining guide charts the history of the bike from its origin as a cheap means of transport to its modern incarnations: a symbol of rebellion, a high-tech racing machine and the rich kid's plaything. Richard Hammond, passionate biker and collector of bikes, looks at the machines that have propelled people across the world to work, to school - and occasionally to their doom. With his trademark expertise and wit, Hammond examines bikers of every type, from the happy farmer trundling through fields on his Honda Cub to the Hells Angel terrorising towns on their hog.

A Business History Of The Bicycle Industry

Author: Carlo Mari
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030505634
File Size: 38,53 MB
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It S All About The Bike

Author: Robert Penn
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608195767
File Size: 75,42 MB
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Robert Penn has saddled up nearly every day of his adult life. In his late twenties, he pedaled 25,000 miles around the world. Today he rides to get to work, sometimes for work, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, to stay sane, and to skip bath time with his kids. He's no Sunday pedal pusher. So when the time came for a new bike, he decided to pull out all the stops. He would build his dream bike, the bike he would ride for the rest of his life; a customized machine that reflects the joy of cycling. It's All About the Bike follows Penn's journey, but this book is more than the story of his hunt for two-wheel perfection. En route, Penn brilliantly explores the culture, science, and history of the bicycle. From artisanal frame shops in the United Kingdom to California, where he finds the perfect wheels, via Portland, Milan, and points in between, his trek follows the serpentine path of our love affair with cycling. It explains why we ride. It's All About the Bike is, like Penn's dream bike, a tale greater than the sum of its parts. An enthusiastic and charming tour guide, Penn uses each component of the bike as a starting point for illuminating excursions into the rich history of cycling. Just like a long ride on a lovely day, It's All About the Bike is pure joy- enriching, exhilarating, and unforgettable.

The Moulton Bicycle

Author: Bruce D. Epperson
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 147667325X
File Size: 59,14 MB
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A bicycle standard of living -- But today we collect ads -- Cycling in a new key -- Who killed Roger Rabbit's Moulton? -- Really, what makes a bike? -- History repeats itself, once more -- Alternative wheels -- Vanished into the clouds -- Yesterday's tomorrow is not today -- Clip-on, plug-in, burn-out

An Alternative History Of Bicycles And Motorcycles

Author: Steven E. Alford
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498528805
File Size: 15,12 MB
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This book offers an account of two-wheeled vehicle development that challenges the common evolutionary model of development from the bicycle to the motorcycle. It examines the bicycle and motorcycle as material objects and focuses on the complex socio-political and economic convergences that produced the materials, which in turn shaped the vehicles’ appearance, function, and adoption by riders.

Discovering The Motorcycle

Author: Armand Ensanian
Editor: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 0996391908
File Size: 67,93 MB
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'Discovering the Motorcycle'' is an extraordinary history of motorcycling from 1867 to the present. Each of the 12 chapters of this remarkable 510 page book is devoted to a major aspect of motorcycling; ranging from historical discussions of the machines that lead the way to today's modern sportsbikes, to vintage classics, choppers and bobbers, off-road machines, cafe racers, touring bikes, customs, a history of motorcycle racing, electric motorcycles, the motorcycle's impact on society, and great motorcycle museums. The book honors motorcycling's great makes, with over 1,000 photographs and illustrations. A special chapter is devoted to the four-hundred-year history of the engine. This book is an ideal addition to any motorsport enthusiast's library, and makes a perfect gift for the motorcycle enthusiast.

The Noblest Invention

Author: Lance Armstrong
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579546694
File Size: 43,26 MB
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A collection of essays and photographs offer a chronicle of the origins and evolution of the bicycle, from its first appearance as a primitive wooden Laufsmachine to its development into a lightweight, elegant racing machine.

The Dancing Chain

Author: Frank J. Berto
Editor: Cycle Pub
ISBN: 9781892495211
File Size: 53,11 MB
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Unlike other books about the history of the bicycle, this one focuses on how the modern lightweight derailleur bike and its gearing system evolved from its early beginnings to the most recent developments in racing and mountain bikes.


Author: DK Publishing
Editor: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465443939
File Size: 44,33 MB
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Bicycle showcases classic and cutting-edge bicycles and traces the evolution of cycling from the nineteenth century to today. From BMX and mountain biking to track and road racing, this comprehensive full-color guide features the latest high-performance bikes and cycling technology, as well as key models from eras gone by. Virtual tours showcase important bike designs, like the Bianchi Paris Roubaix, and close-up photographs focus on design elements, components, and construction. To tell the complete story of cycling, Bicycle profiles famous cyclists, manufacturers, and brands, and includes detailed images, maps, and histories of key races and competitions -- from the first recorded race in 1868 to the Cyclo-cross World Championships to the Tour de France, triathlons, Olympic racing, and more. Bicycle is a complete celebration of cycling. Includes two prints suitable for framing.

History Of Bicycle

Author: Frederic P. Miller
ISBN: 9786130006693
File Size: 46,46 MB
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. History of the bicycle - Bicycle, Denis Johnson (inventor), Kirkpatrick Macmillan, Thomas McCall, Pierre Michaux, Pierre Lallement, Bike boom, Penny-farthing, Eugene Meyer, Bicycle suspension, John Kemp Starley, Annie Londonderry, Recumbent bicycle, History of the mountain bike and mountain biking, Bicycle Motocross, John Boyd Dunlop

Bike Parts

Author: Joel Dodd
Editor: TD&A
ISBN: 9781291377729
File Size: 13,32 MB
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The bicycle is the one machine that liberates, extends and challenges the rider. A humble and elegant machine, each piece of the bike has its own, unique history and evolution. Illustrated with images of original patents and machines that range from vintage originals to modern, this book traces the history of each part and piece of the bicycle.

The Military History Of The Bicycle

Editor: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781526763518
File Size: 23,66 MB
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Almost as soon as a viable metal-framed bike was invented, it was put to military use, offering a much cheaper, less fragile and less logistically demanding alternative to horse transport. Widely used in many armies from the late 19th century, through both world wars and beyond, the bicycle really is the forgotten war machine. John Norris traces traces the development of military cycling from first experiments, including early (often flawed) designs for armed and multi-passenger versions. He explains how any why bikes were used for rapid movement of infantry units as well as carrying messages and other tasks.First used in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, then by both sides in the Boer War, they were widely adopted throughout Europe before the First World War. In the Second World War, the Japanese used over fifty thousand bicycles in the conquest of Malaya and the German army used over three million, relying on them increasingly as petrol shortages immobilized motor transport. The Allies famously made use of folding and air-dropped bikes in Operation Market Garden and in Normandy. After WW2 bikes were used extensively in Vietnam, particularly along the Ho Chi Minh trail and some European armies maintained specialist bicycle units throughout the Cold War and into the 21st century. Specialized military bikes, collapsible for use by parachutists, are still being made for Special Forces units. John Norris examines the whole history of pedal-powered warfare and illustrates it with an array of high-quality photographs.