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Old 7th December 2010   #51
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Just started reading The Hour by Michael Hutchinson - seems excellent so far
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Old 9th June 2011   #53
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Anyone know why these cycling books on Amazon are so exorbitantly expensive??

Merckx

Koblet

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HIBIzurgL._SS500_.jpg

To celebrate that Kentish Town library had the Robert Penn book finally available for lending after a few month in the catalogue I just bought a the copy of the Merckx.

http://cyclingcentralshop.com.au/images/D/BO055WO_X5.jpg

http://cyclingcentralshop.com.au/pop...1093&img_num=5
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Old 20th June 2011   #54
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Just bought David Millar's autobiography.
http://inrng.com/2011/06/book-review...-david-millar/
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Old 20th June 2011   #55
disconoir
Check out the Deus book, it's awesome.
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Old 20th June 2011   #56
disconoir
this link will help!
http://issuu.com/deus/docs/houseofsi...oShowMenu=true
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Old 21st June 2011   #57
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Just bought David Millar's autobiography.
http://inrng.com/2011/06/book-review...-david-millar/
What's Millar's book like? I bet there's a nice endorsement quote from Lance on the back!
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Old 21st June 2011   #58
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This is a brilliant book.

Written in 1888, it is by a newspaper man looking for adventures. They get into gunfights with Arabs, get stoned by Chinese villagers, suffer from various horrible illnesses and describe a world on the brink of change from the vantage point of new fangled bicycles.

Make that purchase:
Round the World on a Wheel: Amazon.co.uk: John Foster Fraser: Books
Round the World on a Wheel: Amazon.co.uk: John Foster Fraser: Books cover
Round the World on a Wheel: Amazon.co.uk: John Foster Fraser: Books
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Old 21st June 2011   #59
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Loving this so far.
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Old 29th August 2011   #60
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http://static.lulu.com/product/paperback/cycling-games-compendium/16518390/thumbnail/320
This book has been posted in the Cycle Training forum though the book is for anyone who wants to play games games on bikes. Good for teachers, parents, bike clubs. A mix of cooperative and competitive games.
It can be bought here
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Old 29th August 2011   #61
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nice books
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Old 28th November 2011   #62
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"... some Russian chap has put a load of pdf's of bike books on the internet at http://www.icelord.net/bike/am sure the internet was not intended for such illegal use - for putting free copyrighted copies of books on wheel-building and frame building etc - shocking I hope everyone ignores these pdf's, be careful some are 120mb at least and they are not loaded with viruses... "
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Old 28th November 2011   #63
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This is a brilliant book.
There is a publication entitled 'Bizarre Books' which just consists of titles the compilers thought were bizarre. Mostly I agree with them: 'A Love Passage' by Lady Harriet Phillimore, published by the Christian Knowledge Society, 1908, 'The Darjeeling Disaster - Its Bright Side' F.W.Warne, Calcutta: The Methodist Publishing House, 1900, or, 'Ice Cream for Small Plants' Etta H. Handy, Chicago Hotel Monthly Press, 1937.

I was somewhat aggrieved to find that this book includes 'Around the World on a Wheel' , a book which I already owned and which I thought had a perfectly reasonable title.

I do have a serious recommendation for this forum, which I don't think has been mentioned above. This is:

Twelve Champions, written by Peter Whitfield and published by Wychwood Publishing, Tachbrook House, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3 PS.

This work covers the careers of 12 British champions from Eileen Sheridan via Sid Barras and Phil Griffiths to Ian Cammish. It's well written and amply illustrated. I think the special interest here is that the book gives the feeling that anyone, with a bit of talent, could achieve great things. These riders are stars, but not superstars from another galaxy.
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Old 28th November 2011   #64
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duly ignored
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Old 28th November 2011   #65
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http://www.abcc.co.uk/Reviews/twelve_champions.html

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I stumbled onto this at the used book stalls down by southbank I think, couple of weeks ago. Also got Roule Brittania. My folks sent me "By Bicycle In Ireland" by Martin Ryle.
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Old 29th November 2011   #66
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Glad I saw this I've been scouring my laptop trying to the pdf of The Custom Bicycle I had ages ago but now there's no need thanks to above Russian chap
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Old 29th November 2011   #67
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http://www.abcc.co.uk/Reviews/twelve_champions.html

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I stumbled onto this at the used book stalls down by southbank I think, couple of weeks ago. Also got Roule Brittania. My folks sent me "By Bicycle In Ireland" by Martin Ryle.
I reckon you'll love it. Not many bike books include pitched gun battles with angry locals.
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Old 29th November 2011   #68
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Thanks for this Hippy. As I think we all know, my computer skills are pretty limited.
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Old 27th December 2011   #69
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Received the following books for Crimbo

Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle: Amazon.co.uk: Julie Lasky, Michael Maharam, Sacha White, D. James Dee: 9783037782040: Books
Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle: Amazon.co.uk: Julie Lasky, Michael Maharam, Sacha White, D. James Dee: 9783037782040: Books cover
Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle: Amazon.co.uk: Julie Lasky, Michael Maharam, Sacha White, D. James Dee: 9783037782040: Books

Phil O'Connor's 21 Years Of Cycling Photography
http://www.sportandpublicity.co.uk/P...OTOGRAPHY.html

Both are lovely with the latter being a steal at £5 (he's happy to have people come round and pick up from his home address in London)
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Old 6th June 2012   #70
nev
Can anyone recommend a really good Tour de France history? I'm supposed to be getting my dad one for his birthday.
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Old 15th February 2014   #72
clubman


Here's something completely different!

I've really enjoyed this, but of course it does play to my special interest in pre 1970 racing.

Pellos' drawings made an important contribution to the press coverage of the tour. His career in the French sporting press began in 1931 and lasted until 1982.

'Les Pieds Nickeles' literally 'the nickeled feet' refers to an expression used to describe those too lazy to work.....their feet were too precious to risk getting dirty. The three protagonists here only ever work in order to perpetrate a con trick.

The album shown above is not entirely about the Tour, but there is a section where one of the three is entered for the tour, the intention being to cheat in every possible way - one ruse is for their team cars to be provided with a suck and blow mechanism. The race described is some time in the early fifties and Bobet, Coppi, Kobler, Geminiani, Robic and Ockers are among those recognisable.

The text is in French, but this is not too much of a problem since the drawings tell the story. However I do recommend a good dictionary.

I brought my copy in France last year, but I'm sure it's available on line.
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