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    Book recommendation: "Made in England: The Artisans Behind the Handbuilt Bicycle"

    I know there's a reading thread somewhere but I can't find it, and thought this could be of enough interest here to warrant a separate thread.

    I've just received it today and it's a beautiful piece of work in its own right. It contains a number of interviews with UK frame builders operating today, so it's not C&V in the strict sense, but does include work by Ron Cooper, Chas Roberts, Woodrup, and Dave Yates, all of whom date back many years. I was particularly drawn to the book as it was published barely weeks before Ron Cooper himself passed away in 2012, so it's a timely tribute to his very long career as a master craftsman.



    And some of the younger builders have some interesting and varied opinions on bike frames as art, North American builders and NAHBS.

    Made in England: The Artisans Behind the Handbuilt Bicycle: Matthew Sowter, Ricky Feather, Kayti Peskhke: 9780957366800: Amazon.com: Books
    Last edited by PhilPub; 06-26-14 at 08:33 AM.

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    Thanks for the heads-up!
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