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Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs

ISBN-10: 0500515581
ISBN-13: 978-0500515587
An homage to the beauty of two wheels, Cyclepedia is a celebration of the best bicycles designed over the past 90 years. Among this unique selection of exemplary bicycles are classic racing bikes that been in such events as the Tour de France, high-tech machines that use the latest in material science and aerodynamics, eccentric bikes designed for specific purposes such as cycling on ice, and rarities that are coveted by serious collectors. Gift book, reference, inspiration, fun, Cyclepedia will inspire lust and envy in bike nuts, commuting cyclists and design aesthetes everywhere.

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Cycling Along Europe's Rivers by Michael Lyon

Cycling Along Europe's Rivers is a "How To" book on taking self-guided bike trips to Europe that are affordable and easy to organize.

The book is based on the author's extensive experience, including nearly 20 years of annual cycle trips to Europe.

Rhine River, Danube River, Elbe River, Loire River, Po River, Neckar River, Mosel River, Main River, and more.

  • How to plan and prepare.
  • How to get what you need to the start of a ride and home again --bikes, panniers, and you.
  • What to bring and what not -- how to keep your load small.
  • How to handle getting around and other logistics.
  • Bike, Lodging and Eating advice.
  • Safety, Security, and Communication advice.
  • Route recommendations and key features.
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9780615705415

In short, everything you need to know to have a first-class, comfortable, flexible, and interesting riding trip to Europe without spending a fortune or going with an organized package. We budget about $120 per day per person (less if sharing rooms) plus airfare for hotels, meals, and everything else for rides that are typically 8-14 days in length.

Rivers make the perfect touring -- flat, easy to navigate, interesting towns, historical sites, and relatively short distances between stops and sites. These trips are for everyone -- from weekend warriors to casual riders, from the young to the old.

Our routes guide riders through Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Italy, Switzerland, and, Slovakia, and utilize the detailed maps found in the terrific German Bikeline map guides.

"Cycling Along Europe's Rivers" is a companion book to the European Bikeline Map Guides. It will tell you how and where to go, which Bikeline map guide to use for route details, and how to use these maps. That's all you need!

Cities and regions in Europe you can visit include, among many other: the Danube Gorge, Amsterdam, Leiden, the Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz, Cochem, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Colmar, Basel, the Rhine Falls, Lake Bodensee, Konstanz, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, Gyor, Tata, Budapest, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Dresden, Meissen, Wittenberg, Potsdam, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Hameln, Hann. Munden, Orleans, Chambord, Blois, Amboise, Chenonceaux, Chinon, Saumur, Angers, St. Nazaire, Milan, Cremona, Parma, Mantua, Chioggia, and Venice. Even a brief mention of the C&O Canal and Erie Canal rides as warm-ups.

Cycling Along Europe's Rivers is practical and well-organized. We have loved these trips and think you will, too!

ASIN: B00AK0LKO0
Published: Cycle Touring Books, August 2012


The Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair [BBB-2] 2nd ed by C. Calvin Jones

A visit to your local mechanic costs you time and money, especially when you could learn to pull that bottom bracket yourself. But even the most seasoned home mechanic will find the Park Tool book useful when there's a $5k jewel dangling from the stand. Compiled and updated yearly by the number-one bike-tool company in the world, the Big Blue Book contains step-by-step instructions for repairing everything from road to bmx bikes, whether you're doing simple maintenance or a complete overhaul. Lots of photos allow your 6-year-old daughter to walk you through the most complicated of repairs, and as a result you'll spend less money on six-packs for your local mechanic.
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The Ultimate Guide to Bicycle Maintenance

This guide is the ultimate companion for any daily cyclists who wants to maintain their bike within a budget. Divided into 10 clear sections on how to maintain both road and mountain bikes, and covering essentials such as drivetrain, gears, tyres, brakes and suspension, this guide has it all! Moreover, through featuring clear, step-by-step photographs demonstrating the techniques, the advice is accessible whatever your technical ability.
ISBN-10: 1907232362
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Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

A round-the-world bicycle tour with one of the most original artists of our day.
Urban bicycling has become more popular than ever as recession- strapped, climate-conscious city dwellers reinvent basic transportation. In this wide-ranging memoir, artist/musician David Byrne-who has relied on a bike to get around New York City since the early 1980s-relates his adventures as he pedals through an engages with some of the world's major cities. From Buenos Aires to Berlin, he meets a range of people both famous and ordinary, shares his thoughts on art, fashion, music, globalization, and the ways that many places are becoming more bike-friendly. Bicycle Diaries is an adventure on two wheels conveyed with humor, curiosity, and humanity.
Available in the better bookshops.
eISBN : 978-1-101-13640-9
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Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling by BikeSnobNYC and Eben Weiss

 
Cycling is exploding in a good way. Urbanites everywhere, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the bike like aquatic mammals to water. BikeSnobNYC cycling's most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous blogger brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most important vehicle to hit personal transportation since the horse. Bike Snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave about the world of bikes and their riders, and offers a unique look at the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its wide range of bizarre practitioners. Throughout, the author lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of bike culture while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. Bike Snob is an essential volume for anyone who knows, is, or wants to become a cyclist.
ISBN-10: 0811869989
ISBN-13: 978-0811869980
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How to Build a Road Bike by FLO Cycling

How to Build a Road Bike, the complete series.
    - A FREE 43 page Full Color e-Book
          (Available in PDF and iBook Format (iPhone/iPad)
    - 15 FREE HD Step by Step Videos
    - 110 FREE Full Color Pictures
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Bicycle Shop Murder by  Robert Burton Robinson

ISBN: 978-0-9798402-0-3
Greg Tenorly lives a quiet and lonely life in a small East Texas town, until he is selected as a juror for a murder trial. A beautiful, mysterious redhead befriends him, and seems to have a romantic interest. But is she merely using him to influence the outcome of the trial?

By the end of the first week, three people connected with the case are dead, and Greg is beginning to fear for his own life. He is now convinced that a powerful Dallas attorney is directing the murder spree in his little town. But why? He is determined to find out.

But his investigation just might earn him a spot at the top of the hit list.
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Bike Touring Basics by travellingtwo.com

What’s Inside? Bike Touring Basics answers common questions about planning a first tour, such as:

  •     What makes bike touring so wonderful
  •     How much it will cost
  •     Which bike to buy
  •     Where to go for a first tour
  •     What to pack
  •     The gear we use and recommend
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Japan by Bicycle by Andrew Marston.

Follow the inspiring trip journal kept by three adventurers on their incredible end-to-end cycle run across Japan only one month after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and radiation leak to raise $13,000 of relief aid. With 600+ never-before-published photos, background info, and more, this book presents a clear and exciting look into one epic Japan adventure.
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Bicycle Touring Photography - A quick guide to taking better pictures

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The first part of this eBook offers easily digestible ideas on how to improve your bicycle touring pictures - covering basic photo composition tips such as ‘keep it simple’, ‘diagonal lines’ and ‘camera standpoint’. Since you’ll want to photograph more than just your bicycle, it also contains links to various travel, landscape and portrait photo tip websites.

The second section includes information on photo copyright, model releases and submitting your images to magazines and companies.

If you find the content of the eBook useful then the best way to thank us is to share this page with your friends on Facebook or Twitter, or feel free to even e-mail the eBook to them. Just please do not sell it — it’s meant to be free.

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Round The World On A Wheel – John Foster Fraser

This is the story of a group of friends who set out around the world in 1896. The preface to their book always makes us smile. “We took this trip round the world on bicycles because we are more or less conceited, like to be talked about, and see our names in the newspapers.”

It goes on: “We were stoned by the Mohammedans because they alleged we were Christians, and we were pelted with mud in China because the Celestials were certain we were devils. We slept in wet clothes, subsisted on eggs, went hungry, and were enforced teetotalers. We had small-pox, fever, and other ailments. There were less than a dozen fights with Chinese mobs. We never shaved for five months, and only occasionally washed. Our adventures therefore were of a humdrum sort. If only one of us had been killed, or if we had ridden back into London each minus a limb, some excitement would have been caused. As it was we came home quietly.”
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Around The United States By Bicycle by Claude Murphy

The introduction to this book reads: “Clarence M. Darling and Claude C. Murphey, age 19 and 20 respectively, left Jackson, Michigan on May 2, 1904, to make a trip by bicycle through every state and territory within the boundary lines of the United States proper, namely, 45 states, 4 territories and the District of Colombia. The trip was the result of a wager. Upon the success of the tour, a purse of $5,000 U.S. would be won by the two contestants providing that they lived up to all the terms and stipulations of the wager. The conditions were that they were to start on this long journey penniless, while on the trip they were neither to beg, work, borrow, nor steal, all the expenses of the tour to be met by the profits resulting from the sale of an aluminum card-receiver or ash-tray.”

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A bit more than basic bicycle maintenance for the average cyclist. - Gerry Lauzon

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A bicycle repair and maintenance book for the novice bike mechanic or average cyclist who wants to maintain his or her ride in tip top shape. Written in terms that anybody can understand. 40 pages with lots of images.
Well, here it is. The bike book for the average Joe and Jane who doesn't know squat about bike repair or maintenance. 40 pages of instructions and tips written with the novice in mind, you won't lose yourself in technical terms with this one and I have added some detailed images to help you along.

This book is my first written document following 16 years of experience as a rogue bike mechanic and 3 years of publishing my knowledge of bike care on the web at howtofixbikes.ca.

Download the pdf for free right now and feed on my experience. Yeah, you read it right, free! Print it, use it. You're only invited to make a donation of the amount of your choice.
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Bicycle Maintenance Made Ridiculously Easy - LondonCyclist

 
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A well looked after bike is a pleasure to ride. Yet when you first start cycling this is the one area often ignored. Soon you find the breaks not as responsive, the gears keep skipping and everything starts squeaking. After a short while you find yourself not enjoying your cycling as much as you could be.

Luckily you don’t have to pay £40 at the bike shop every time something goes wrong. By following a few simple checklists every month you can keep that new bike feeling for longer.

I don’t think that bicycle maintenance needs to be the realm of just hardcore enthusiasts and bike mechanics. The simple repairs, which is probably all you will ever have to do, are possible for anyone to do themselves. This is exactly why this guide is here. It’s for the everyday cyclist who wants to learn a few tricks about how the bike works. After all you are spending all these hours every week on your bike dedicating a maximum of one hour every month to check everything over isn’t a big request.
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What is included in the eBook?
  • The eBook takes you through two checklists. The first if a quick pre-ride check to make sure things don’t start falling off as you start pedaling!
  • The second is checklist of things you should be doing every month to make sure your bike keeps running smoothly. These are pretty essential things that any bike owner should know.
  • Then I also go through some of the typical repairs you may need to do. These include fixing a flat, checking for chain wear and adjusting brakes.
  • Finally the eBook gives away some of the tricks I use to make sure I stay on top of bike maintenance.

Cycling Asia E-book - Eric & Amaya

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Asia is an increasingly popular destination for cycle touring.
Bike the popular routes through Thailand or Laos, and you’ll cross paths with other two-wheeled travelers on a daily basis.
The destinations covered in this book see just a trickle of foreign cyclists. And it’s certainly not for a lack of great riding spots.

These four destinations have three things in common:
  • spectacular coastlines
  • challenging mountain ranges
  • and cyclist friendly environment.
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