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Join Date: Feb 2002
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Bikes: Michelle Pfieffer, the Carbon Fiber Wonder Bike: A Kestrel 200 SCI Repainted in glorious mango; Old Paintless, A Litespeed Obed; The Bike With No Name: A Bianchi Eros; RegularBike: A Parkpre Comp Ltd rebuilt as a singlespeed.
Originally posted by ParamountScapin
Major Turner (if memory serves me), a Black American, was the best of the best for many years. There seemed to be less of a racial barrier in bicycle racing during this time (although he did have some problems)..
Major TAYLOR. He was a world champion and racism was a considerable factor in his career. There are several biographies of the man available, including his autobiography.
A Social History of the Bicycle, by Robert A. Smith is a good history of the bicycle craze of the 1890s.
The American Bicycle by Pridmore and Hurd is a coffee table book with lots of photos and good text.
I've got several links to bicycle museums (and their bookstores) on this page.
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