The Elite Bicycle

Author: Gerard Brown
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408186616
Size: 75.31 MB
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The Elite Bicycle. On a modern bike, carbon fibre, titanium and ceramic are combined with hand worked steel, CNC'd aluminium and finely tooled leather. There's also a deep and rich tradition of engineering excellence married to artisan eccentricity in all parts of the bicycle industry. In Brittany, top quality racing tyres are still hand made from cotton, silk and latex while in Germany they are made on huge industrial presses. The approach to both couldn't be more different but the end result is the same. This in-depth, lavishly illustrated book looks in detail at some of the world's finest road bicycle and bicycle component companies. Old-world craftsmanship and modern process engineering will sit side by side on the page, while photographs of the factories show the different processes and environments that go towards making these superb machines. The finished product is featured in use or in a studio set.

Bicycle Citizens

Author: Robin M. LeBlanc
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520212909
Size: 74.60 MB
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Bicycle Citizens. "A gem of a book. LeBlanc brings the women she studies to life, leading us down the side streets and back alleys of Tokyo suburbia, trundling along on a clunker bicycle, and exploring how homemakers get involved in the grassroots level of politics."--Glenda Roberts, author of "Staying on the Line"


Author: Charlie Woods
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780575157
Size: 27.12 MB
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Bikie. Bikie lays bare the true heart of cycling. Every grass-roots enthusiast, keen racing man and elite professional has one thing in common: he loves his bike and riding it. The author pinpoints the source of his love, tracing its development in the individual, how it draws people into a community and then a tradition – creating a whole worldwide culture to celebrate that deep affection for what is a technological marvel and transcendent experience. Great champions, too, are inseparable from their bikes. They merge into them, becoming a composite image, figures of myth. As well as exerting an emotional hold, cycling, in its famous races, also mounts a living proof of exemplary virtues: courage, perseverance and self-sacrifice – gives us, in fact, a glimpse of the higher reaches of the human spirit. There is a sense of this mythical realm in every pedal turn, for once astride a handbuilt lightweight we are put in touch with the greatest riders of all time. Bikie is the story of one man’s passionate involvement, but in its forthright sincerity it goes to the roots of what we all share.

Cycling Philosophy For Everyone

Author: Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444341362
Size: 80.72 MB
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Cycling Philosophy For Everyone. Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy. Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.

Culture On Two Wheels

Author: Jeremy Withers
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803269722
Size: 60.37 MB
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Culture On Two Wheels. "Analyzes how print and visual texts of various kinds reflect, refract, and respond to the social and political significance of the bicycle from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present"--

Das Rennen

Author: Tim Krabbé
ISBN: 9783150201527
Size: 11.76 MB
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Das Rennen. Autobiografisch verslag van een 137 kilometer lange bergwielerwedstrijd in Zuid-Frankrijk.

Medical And Scientific Aspects Of Cycling

Author: Ed Burke
Size: 34.94 MB
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Medical And Scientific Aspects Of Cycling. For sport scientists and coaches who want to improve the care and training of elite cyclists. Top coaches, sport scientists, and medical authorities survey recent research on biomechanics, physiology, psychology, nutrition, treatment of injuries, and training techniques for cyclists.