A comprehensive guide to choosing, buying and owning a bicycle. In addition it contains sections on riding in traffic, cross-country, competition riding, and the history and politics of cycling.
This book makes one proud to be a cyclist Mike Burrows, designer of Chris Boardmans Olympic Gold Medal monocoque bicycle
We pedallers treat Richards Bicycle Book more seriously than the Bible Jonathan Sale, The Guardian
Richards 21st Century Bicycle Book is the definitive guide to cycling from choosing the right bicycle for you, to using it for mountain biking, commuting and competing, fitness and pleasure, to maintenance for comfort, reliability, and top performance.
First published in 1972, Richards Bicycle Book became a classic which inspired millions of cyclists. Now completely revised and updated to lead cycling into the new millennium, Richards 21st Century Bicycle Book covers the latest innovations in cycle design, from suspension systems and disc brakes, to compact lightweight folders and cargo bikes, to aerodynamic superbikes and swift, all-weather human-powered vehicles.
Cycling is economical, ecological and most importantly great fun this book confirms that pedal power is, quite simply, the only way forward into the 21st Century.