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A very engaging, well-researched, fast read with well-selected pictures. Here's a summary of the first four chapters:
1696 Jacques Ozanam’s (French) discussion of the... Read more
It was a very nice book and had a lot of good information and nice pictures. I just thought it would be a little more centered on the history of bicycle's in America. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Southern Gal
The author knows the history of bicycles like no other. Go for it. Read and enjoy. You will not be disappointed.Published 19 months ago by Rondo
This piece of literature is incredible. As an avid cyclist I simply cannot put it down.
"Bicycle" is an in-depth history of man's most ingenious and efficient... Read more
Gave this book as a gift and my friend loved it. A real bicyclist and history buff. Lots of information.Published on April 11, 2013 by B. L. Blair
It's tremendous buying so cheaply. It works fine. Since several of my friends have asked me to acquire the reference also, since the price is excellent.Published on February 5, 2013 by Rosa Veronica Torres
Mr. Herlihy has written the definitive history of the incomparable invention we now know as the “bicycle”…
This archival-quality book is highly suitable for... Read more
If your library doesn't have this, buy this book because almost every sentence taught me something and I have every bike book on Amazon and I have restored 50 bikes. Read morePublished on September 11, 2012 by Raymond I. Spangler
The book contains many beautiful photos and the author has done an excellent job of writing about cycling history. Read more