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    DescriptionThe most informative book on the precision and craftsmanship of the racing bicycle--essential reading for gearheads. This beautifully illustrated volume is a celebration of the design history and craftsmanship of the racing bicycle. Easily the most well-researched book available on the subject, it covers every aspect of the art and design of the beloved cult object, whose rich history intertwines with that of design, engineering, and sports. With special feature sections dedicated to the fifty most legendary brands, this is the story of the visionaries who created two-wheeled legends. From the cradle of road biking on the plains of northern Italy to the rugged trails of Marin County, where mountain biking was born, the book explores the most hallowed names in bicycle design, from Cannondale and Campagnolo to Shimano and Specialized. It is a fascinating look at how the racing bicycle's design and parts have evolved over time. Complete with sublime photography of the design features that make each bike unique, including gears, shifters, cranks, handlebars, and wheels, this book represents a heartfelt tribute to the precision, craftsmanship, and speed of the racing bicycle. Edited by a seasoned cycling veteran and long-time cycling journalist, this is the perfect book for cycling fanatics and design aficionados alike.

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    The Racing Bicycle
    Design, Function, Speed
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Richard Moore, Edited by Daniel Benson, Foreword by Robert Penn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 329
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 1,565 g
    ISBN 13: 9780789324658
    ISBN 10: 0789324652

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BIC subject category V2: WSQ
    DC21: 629.2272
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BIC subject category V2: WGCK
    BISAC V2.8: TRA003000
    BIC subject category V2: AKP
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000
    B&T Approval Code: A80503200
    BISAC V2.8: DES011000
    DC22: 629.227/2
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    B&T Approval Code: A85945000
    DC22: 629.2272
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    LC classification: TL410 .R33 2013
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    Illustrations note
    Rizzoli International Publications
    Imprint name
    Rizzoli International Publications
    Publication date
    22 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Richard Moore, a former racing cyclist, is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Sky Sports, and Procycling. Daniel Benson is the managing editor of Cyclingnews.com, the largest online cycling magazine. Robert Penn is the author of It's All About the Bike and writes for the Financial Times and Conde Nast Traveler.