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Touring Bikes: A Practical Guide Hardcover – 27 Aug 1990
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Not many books i could find about touring bikes and most of that i found are lack of details and in dapth study on the subject matter.
I really enjoy Tony's book and it gives what i really look for.
The book is not about up-to-date bicycle frame, components and technology, it is about design philosophy which will not out of date.
Get one if you like to know more about touring bicycle design.
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It is somewhat dated. He presents a table that shows road bikes having either are 120 or 126mm OLN. Mountain bikes are 130mm OLN. The book is about steel and does not contain a discussion of carbon fiber, aluminum or titanium tubing, or TIG Published in 1990 it reviews the state-of-the-art at that time. His bicycles are fitted with somewhat dated equipment that is no longer available such as TA Cyclotourist cranks. It spends time discussing how to position a butt on a down-tube so it extends beneath clamp-on down-tube shifters.
This book is valuable for anyone ordering a custom frame or who works in a shop. It might seem expensive but if you are interested in frame handling dynamics this book is a priceless jewel as nothing like it has ever been written before. If you love bicycles, in my opinion, this is one of the best books about bicycle dynamics ever written.
You can buy it here for $75 plus UPS:
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This is for a fully modern book with far more details and modern techniques and materials. The Third Edition is 8.5"x11", in a soft cover format. The text is 464 pages with 724 photographs llustrating the frame building process, and the equipment a framebuilder uses
I don't have the current URL but there is also a large set of DVDs from him that are just as detailed and show you in very detailed teacher-mode how to do everything step by step.