Racing Bicycles : 100 Years of Steel

Racing Bicycles : 100 Years of Steel
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Racing Bicycles : 100 Years of Steel
236 pages
color photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
26 x 26 cm
1,437 kg

Racing Bicycles: 100 Years of Steel features racing bikes from the last 100 years. Spectacular photography of racing machines from the Tour de France, the Olympics and World Championships, as well as bikes for everyday use.

This breathtaking new compilation gathers a hand-picked selection of bicycles from Europe and Australia, and documents developments in technology and style over the past century. Racing bikes integrate form and function and the results are often surprisingly elegant, as well as practical, whether for cycling in competition or for pleasure.

The racing bikes contained in this book range from unused models to well-ridden but lovingly restored machines - from early-20th century models featuring wooden wheel rims, to the latest in carbon-fibre and titanium technology. Featured bicycle brands include: Malvern Star, Argo, Bullock, Hartley, Healing, Diamond, Tom Cooper, Cinelli, Raphael Geminiani, Olmo, Speedwell, Speedway, Webster and Claud Butler.

Manufacturers represented include: Rambler (USA), Ganna (Italy), Claud Butler (UK), Cicli Romeo (Italy), Thanet (UK), Raleigh (UK), Olmo (Italy), Hetchins (UK), Hobbs of Barbican (UK), Bates (UK), Carlton (UK), Bianchi (Italy), Koga Miyata (Netherlands/Japan), Cinelli (Italy) Nuvorelli (Italy), Massey Harris (Canada), Ephgrave (UK), Raphael Geminiani (France), Frejus (Italy), Legnano (Italy), Monark (Sweden), Peugeot (France), Crescent (Sweden), Eddy Merckx (Belgium), Paris (UK), Vitus (France), ALAN (Italy), Rossmore (Australia), Colnago (Italy).