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, know 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 very important 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 e-book presents a desirable perception into the background of biking. From the earliest prototype motorcycles via to the rate machines we all know at the present time, 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 is often the correct reward for the bicycle owner on your existence, giving another perception into the 2 wheeled revolution.

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