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The American bicycle

Author: Jay Pridmore; Jim Hurd
Publisher: Osceola, WI, USA : Motorbooks International Publishers, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles more than 130 years of bicycles in America, from the high-wheelers of the late 1800s to the high-tech mountain and race bikes of today. Accompanied by more than 200 illustrations, including brochures, historical photos, drawings, and dozens of specially commissioned studio photographs, along with thoroughly researched and entertaining text.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Pridmore; Jim Hurd
ISBN: 0760300372 9780760300374 0760310459 9780760310458
OCLC Number: 33009568
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Velocipedes and boneshakers. -America's early bicycle industry. -The bicycle boom. --
Bicycle racers: America's early sports heroes. -The bicycle bust. -Balloon tires and `aircrafted' frames. -Searching for speed. -The bicycle renaissance. -New forms emerge.
Responsibility: Jay Pridmore and Jim Hurd.

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Chronicles more than 130 years of bicycles in America, from the high-wheelers of the late 1800s to the high-tech mountain and race bikes of today. Accompanied by more than 200 illustrations, including brochures, historical photos, drawings, and dozens of specially commissioned studio photographs, along with thoroughly researched and entertaining text.

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