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    Your fav bicycle book

    There have been many books written on the subject. Whats your favorite. Mine is Eugene A. Sloan's 'The Complete Book of Bicycling'

    As a side note I found a magazine clipping once which stated that ' ... Rain or shine, he commutes to work on his 15-speed bicycle--a 25 mile round trip each day.'

    Whats with 15 speeds. 5x5 or 1x15 ? ? ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Re-Cycle

    Whats with 15 speeds. 5x5 or 1x15 ? ? ?
    3 X 5
    Really old stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Re-Cycle View Post
    There have been many books written on the subject. Whats your favorite. Mine is Eugene A. Sloan's 'The Complete Book of Bicycling'

    As a side note I found a magazine clipping once which stated that ' ... Rain or shine, he commutes to work on his 15-speed bicycle--a 25 mile round trip each day.'

    Whats with 15 speeds. 5x5 or 1x15 ? ? ?
    same here

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    Roadie: The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer
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    Jobst Brandt - The bicycle wheel. It made me what I am today.

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    Lance Armstrongs War......like a soap opera for TDF wanabes like me.

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    My favorite cycling author is Joe Kurmaskie, the Metal Cowboy. I can't decide which of his books I like best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Re-Cycle View Post
    There have been many books written on the subject. Whats your favorite. Mine is Eugene A. Sloan's 'The Complete Book of Bicycling'

    As a side note I found a magazine clipping once which stated that ' ... Rain or shine, he commutes to work on his 15-speed bicycle--a 25 mile round trip each day.'

    Whats with 15 speeds. 5x5 or 1x15 ? ? ?
    Hearts of Lions: The history of American Bicycle Racing by Peter Nye
    Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
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    When I was a kid in the seventies I saw the film 'breaking away' I then read my first ever book- Murry's guide to cycling. can still remember things I read and pics from that book. I think i might just google it and see what comes up

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    One I haven't seen in years -- How to Choose and Use a Bicycle Without Doing Something Dumb, by Peter Braddock.
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    Bicycling Science, 3rd Edition by David Gordon Wilson

    What can I say. I'm an engineer. It's loaded with little tricks associated with getting the extra one or two percent out of a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    My favorite cycling author is Joe Kurmaskie, the Metal Cowboy. I can't decide which of his books I like best.
    +1K !!! Love Kurmaskie's stuff!

    I'm re-reading Metal Cowboy for about the fifth time right now; I read during work breaks/lunches, and MC just cuts to the heart of things.

    Also have Armstrong's two bio-books. First one's better.

    Currently, my Amazon wishlist is stuffed with bike books; one of these months,....

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    The QBP catalog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    The QBP catalog.
    Might I borrow that?

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    David Herlihy's Bicycle: The History.

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    The Art of Cycling by Robert Hurst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    The QBP catalog.
    What's that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ablang View Post
    What's that?
    Quality Bicycle Products catalog.

    They're probably the largest wholesale distributor of bike products in the US. I'm a shop manager so I have access to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
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