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Old 02-03-11, 10:28 AM   #1
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Bike Snob-the book

Has anybody else read this? I just got time during the storm to finish it. I put a "review" on my blog, but in the end, I think it is must reading for bikers. It was the best thing I have seen since Richard's Bicycle Book back in the early '70's.

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I wasn't really impressed with it. I gave it to the library after reading it.
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my fiancee and i read it - we both enjoy his blog, thought it was pretty entertaining
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It was the best thing I have seen since Richard's Bicycle Book back in the early '70's.
"Richard's Bicycle Book" brings up memories from the past. As I recall, even back then, I thought that he had a gigantic chip on his shoulder.

"Anybody's Bike Book" was my favorite back then. It would be neat to get some enlarged prints to frame of the drawings in that book. It was my only reference when I was learning to maintain and fix bikes.
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I bought it last fall and liked it. I think I would enjoy it more if I were involved in the bike culture of a large urban area. Being a boring suburbanite that just likes vintage bikes, I can't relate to everything in it.
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It's a fun read, as is his blog.
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I thought it was OK, not as funny as his blog.
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I thought it was OK, not as funny as his blog.
I know, it was almost too well organized for his sense of humor.
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I enjoyed it. It is both a history and a social commentary.
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