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Old 02-03-07, 02:01 AM   #1
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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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3 X 5
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Old 02-03-07, 10:30 AM   #3
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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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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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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
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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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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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The QBP catalog.
Might I borrow that?
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The Art of Cycling by Robert Hurst.
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The QBP catalog.
What's that?
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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.
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