• RRP: £19.95
  • You Save: £3.99 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Cyclepedia: A Tour of Ico... has been added to your Basket
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by ACE_BOOKS
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: VERY GOOD OVERALL CONDITION --- GUARANTEED IN STOCK --- ELIGIBLE FOR AMAZONS FREE SUPERSAVER / PRIME DELIVERY ---
Trade in your item
Get a £0.34
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs Hardcover – 7 Mar 2011


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£15.96
£11.02 £5.23
Paperback
"Please retry"
£28.20
£15.96 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • From mountain bikes to cycle computers, find 1000s of products in our bikes store.


Frequently Bought Together

Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs + Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World: Design Museum Fifty
Price For Both: £26.35

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £0.34
Trade in Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.34, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (7 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500515581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500515587
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

'A pictorial record of one man's bicycle obsession ... a wonderful thing ... a visual delight and a really fascinating read'
--Cyclorama

'A sumptuous visual anthology of bicycle design' --The Daily Telegraph

'An idiosyncratic collection ... enjoyable' --Cycle

'Stunning ... read this and you'll be on two wheels in no time' --Phoenix

'If you like poring over pictures of stunning bikes, your cravings may be temporarily satisfied with the publication of a photo-rich book that really should be sold in the proverbial brown paper' --Road.cc

'Will inspire, excite and leave you wanting about ten more bikes than you already own!'
--Cyclodelic

'From racing sleek to mountain tough, touring to tandem, urban folding chic to colourful cargo carriers, there's a two-wheeler for you in Cyclepedia.' --Saga Magazine

'This sumptuous photographic anthology of bicycle design is so drool-inducing it ought to be sold in brown paper' --The Independent

'Weird and wonderful, iconic and eccentric - Cyclepedia captures the most eye-catching bicycle designs of the past 90years with some superbly detailed photography' --Sport

'A simple, fun book for grown up kids on two wheels' --125 Magazine

'Anyone who respects the lore, history and beauty of bicycles needs a copy of this book'
--Time Out

`Frametastic...not just for the bike geek' --Wallpaper*

`An extraordinary read...arguably the most comprehensive and visually satisfying books of bicycle portraits ever published' --The Sunday Times [cycling blog]

`A lavish hymn to beauty, innovation and what the French call la fantaisie'
--The Independent

'Luscious' --London Cyclist

'Luxurious ... if you're not ashamed of high-end bike erotica, the book will not disappoint'
--Literary Review

'Lavish appreciation of almost a century of bicycle design ... includes enough lovingly shot images to please any adherent of two-wheeled transport, as well as lovers of expertly honed craftsmanship'
--The Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Michael Embacher is a designer who lives in Vienna. He boasts one of the world's greatest collections of bicycles. Paul Smith is a world-famous designer and a passionate cyclist.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Trish on 13 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs

Bought as a birthday gift for a bicycle fanatic it has been a huge success, giving hours of pleasure. (If a bit of a bore for the rest of us) I am told not only is it very informative but there is bike history to be enjoyed too.
I first saw it reviewed in a Sunday newspaper supplement. I ordered in a bit of a hurry but delivery was so speedy it arrived in good time for the birthday. Very well wrapped, so in perfect condition.
Although I only buy books from Amazon from time to time, when I have bought them they are always just how I expect them to be from the online description. So one can buy with a lot of confidence.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Medium Nib on 29 Mar. 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a beautifully produced book full of superbly photographed images of many fascinating and elegant engineering achievements and a tremendous bargain at the price. It's not a technical handbook by any means but there is sufficient information to fulfil its purpose.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
This is a nice book, it won't teach you how to design a bike or what the perfect bike to own is, but it's a fascinating look at some normal and unusual bikes through time.

If you are interested in how things have evolved and having your idea of what's new shaken up (when do you think electronic shifting was first used in the Tour De France, for instance?), then this is a wonderful choice.

I received mine as a gift and was delighted by it, when I put it down, I was always keen to pick it back up to look at the next curious or interesting specimen.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Smith on 30 Oct. 2011
Format: Hardcover
bought this for someone with an interest in bikes, but all the family found something of interest. It would have been even better with some older cycles
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Sinbad on 11 Jun. 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
No matter how many times you go back to this book, you will find something that you hadn't noticed before. So many innotive ideas thought of years ago, but too far ahead of their time. Or some a bit too wacky; would you want to brake by pressing the handlebar grips towards each other - ? ! Cracking quality photography that tempts you to want to see more of some of the bikes featured. More history on some would have been handy, but there has to be limits. The only regret that my favorite,the iconic Paris Galibier wasn't in the book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
Got this for my husband's birthday but have ended up poring over it myself as it's just really interesting. From serious high end machines to kids' cycles, tricycles, tandems and folding bikes - you name it, it's here. The photographs are beautiful too - very simple - and love for the bike oozes from every page. One for weekend wheelers and cycle nuts alike.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A good book for anyone interested in bicycle design from its beginnings. I would have liked some more information on each model, however the photographs are excellent and worth a thousand words in themselves. Book is in very good condition, very good value for money. Item arrived promptly and was well packed. I would buy from this supplier again
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
I bought this as a present for a bicycle crazy friend. She absolutely loved it. Full of beautiful photographs of amazing bikes. The bike versions of Ferraris, Porshes etc.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback