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-Unique study of the names and bikes of the world's most famous, innovative and legendary makers of contemporary bespoke bicycles. Features bike builders from the UK, France, Italy, the US, Germany and Australia -Looks at the passion of each bike builder, the techniques behind their success, and the characters that are so famous among those seeking out a bike builder -Hundreds of spectacular color photographs complement each entry and make each chapter more interesting and each character more readily identifiable -Features a foreword by Phil Liggett, the man behind the English-language commentary of the Tour de France Cycling has never lost its appeal. Alongside mass-produced models, the craftsmanship of bespoke bicycle makers has emerged to satisfy the passion of people who ride bikes as a means of daily transport, as a sport and for recreation. This book by passionate cyclists Christine Elliott and David Jablonka is the product of a world-wide search for the most influential bike makers on the planet. The result is a presentation of a wonderful collection of expertly honed, human-powered machines, built by some of the best and most creative bicycle makers practicing their skill today. It highlights the range of techniques, materials and design elements, and the passion behind producing each custom-made bike by some of the best and most creative bicycle makers in the world. It's guaranteed to take you on the ride of your life. Features a foreword by Phil Liggett, the legendary voice behind the English-language broadcasts of the Tour de France.
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Based in Melbourne, Australia, Christine Elliott and David Jablonka share a love of cycling that has taken them on cycling trips through Italy, Greece, and the USA, believing that cycling is a wonderful way to experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of another country.
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Book Description Images Publishing Dist Ac, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1864704233
Book Description Images Publishing Dist Ac, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111864704233