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    Senior Member irwin7638's Avatar
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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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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    I wasn't really impressed with it. I gave it to the library after reading it.
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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing 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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    Quote Originally Posted by irwin7638 View Post
    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.
    There's always room for one more bike!

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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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    Senior Member irwin7638's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bengreen79 View Post
    I thought it was OK, not as funny as his blog.
    I know, it was almost too well organized for his sense of humor.
    Read Simply Cycle

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    I enjoyed it. It is both a history and a social commentary.

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