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on 7 January 2013
I received this book as a Christmas gift and as soon as it arrived I sat down to begin reading it. The best part about the book is the insight that you gain from the interviews with each builder; their philosophies, their ideas, their stories.

The photography is quite good but much more on the arty side than the documentary style. That's OK but I would have preferred more pictures of the bikes too. Also, I found myself looking for the description alongside each photo to understand exactly what I was looking at. They don't exist in this book. That's a pity in my view.

On the whole though, I love this book and I wish that I had the money to go out and commission some frames from the builders that I liked most in the book.
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on 23 April 2016
Just fantastic, I cannot recommend it highly enough, it's a well presented book that's a pleasure to own. It has a good variety of frame builders ranging from relatively unknown to legendary. I bought it as a present, but I'm not sure I want to give it away anymore.
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on 21 January 2014
My husband loved this book.
It's beautifully presented, full of information and apparently fascinating !
Expensive but well worth it for a bike fanatic !!
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on 21 February 2013
Bought this for our cycle crazy son. Beautiful book - he loved it - and even I as a non cyclist could understand his pleasure.
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on 28 January 2013
Totally in love with this book-cant put it down. Every time I look at it, I learn some more-this is what I want to be
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on 1 July 2013
Superb: Nice stories, good insights and inside looks in the minds of great bike-builders. And a very good graphicly designed book!
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on 1 April 2013
This is a great book for anyone interested in bike building. It has a lot of interesting information and the images are great.
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on 1 January 2013
I bought this book for my cycle- loving family.They are very pleased to read about the manufacturers and their innovations in
the days before the Chinese cornered the market.
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on 11 February 2013
Great pictures, good interviews and a nice insight into the old and new artisans of cycle frame building in the UK
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