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The true history of the bicycle.
on 6 June 2014
If you are interested in the how and when of bicycle development, this is the essential read. The explosion of misinformation and opinion on the web has given all the old myths new legs so this encyclopaedic summary that includes research from twenty-five years of the International Cycle History Conferences, is most timely. Professor Lessing's distaste of myth led him to attempt this companion volume to David Gordon Wilson's 'Bicycle Science' and with Tony Hadland they make the perfect duo to cover two centuries of bicycle development. As a reference book it is reliable and friendly, fully indexed with a host of helpful photographs and diagrams. Appendix 'A', entitled 'Debunked Priority Hoaxes' isolates the old imaginative stories that have confused the narrative since boneshaker days and prevents them from slipping back into the mainstream..