The Competition Bicycle: The Craftsmanship of Speed
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The Competition Bicycle: The Craftsmanship of Speed : A Photographic History

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The Competition Bicycle will inspire cyclists and design lovers alike. The evocative, detail-rich photographs display the history of the bicycle, from racing high-wheelers to modern racing bikes with carbon-fiber disc wheels. Exceptional handcrafted machines ridden by great champions illustrate milestones in the mechanics and craftsmanship of bicycle design. This volume also features iconic bicycles that played an important role in the history of the sport, from the bicycle that sent Eddy Merckx over the finish line in his last world championship win, to those of tandem teams who tackled the hour record, motor-paced track racers that exceeded 80 mph on the wooden boards, to California's mountain-bike pioneers. Historic images complement the stunning new photography that illustrates each machine in exquisite detail while celebrating the evolution of the sport, object, and machine. The Competition Bicycle is sure to be treasured by all who appreciate magnificent masterpieces of vintage and contemporary design.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 248.92 x 302.26 x 27.94mm | 1,383.45g
  • Rizzoli International Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 200 Colour and Black and White Photographs
  • 0847838412
  • 9780847838417
  • 217,053

About Jan Heine

Jan Heine is an avid cyclist and the editor of Bicycle Quarterly, a magazine devoted to bicycle history and classic models. Jean-Pierre Praderes is a freelance photographer whose award-winning work has been featured in numerous magazines and books, including The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles and The Art of the Racing Motorcycle.show more

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