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Nicholas Clayton - A Short History of the Bicycle - 9781445648828 - V9781445648828
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A Short History of the Bicycle

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Description for A Short History of the Bicycle Paperback. A concise but revealing history of the bicycle over 200 years Num Pages: 96 pages, 100. BIC Classification: HBTB; WGC; WSQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 165. .
In this highly readable book, Nick Clayton charts the origins of the bicycle, a machine that is still regarded as the most efficient means of translating human energy into motion. Focusing on the early years of development, the author examines the technological developments that have led to the modern bicycle, including the hobby-horse, velocipede, boneshaker, tricycle, the pneumatic tyre, shaft drive, hub-gear, derailleur and many others. He also looks at differences in design, whether for ladies' bikes or for sport and off-road vehicles. The book is filled with interesting information and anecdotes and the author tackles such ... Read more

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About Nicholas Clayton
Nick Clayton is an expert on cycle history and the author of various books and articles on the subject. He founded the International Cycling History Conference and has regularly presented papers. He was editor of the Boneshaker, the journal of the Veteran Cycle Club, for twenty years.

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