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on 11 April 2018
Content is great. However, the formatting of the book for Kindle Edition could be better: there is a large border around every single page which makes the text size very small on my Kindle Paperwhite. Because it appears the book is a scan rather than a proper digital re-authoring, I can't change the text size.
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on 13 July 2015
This book is to cycling what the . Law is to lawyer! This is a very funny read discussing the rules of cycling for cyclist who and are serious about the sport. The rules covers the ethics, the style or the equipment required to practice the sport. This no hipster thing by the way and it is a real shame it isn't available in French as the word needs to be spread Velominati the continent needs you.
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on 5 March 2018
Never got to read the book as the type face was far too narrow and feint. I gave it a go but left the book in a café somewhere in case somebody with better eyes found it.
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on 28 November 2017
Great read. I like the small chapters 2-3 pages per 'rule', which you take from it what you will depending how seriously you take your cycling. I liked the historical references and the tongue in cheek style of writing.
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on 30 September 2013
Do you ride a bike? Would you like to be one of those people who just look right on a bike? Then this is the book for you.

The Velominati have captured the essence of Continental riding chic and distilled it for a grateful world. However, this is chic with a tough core (check out Rule 5 - and live by it). You need never wonder whether those pink shorts would look right on you, ever again - the answer to any question you might ever have had reside in this slender tome.
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on 31 December 2013
Book itself is kinda funny, in a tongue-in-cheek laugh at some of the more image concious (dare I say snobby?? :) cyclists out there. Or possibly it's meant to be serious, in which case somebody needs to check their compulsiveness at the door :)
The kindle conversion however, is inexcusably dreadful - each page is an image, you can't change the font or zoom - as the default size is minuscule, that's a real problem
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on 10 July 2017
The book is awesome. However, it does not work properly as a Kindle version with text too small so you spend most of your time resizing and scrolling. Buy the printed version and you'll love it
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on 12 December 2013
If you are a 'roadie', or 'carbon fairy' as opposed to a 'mud monkey' - you'll soon find yourself quoting the rules and finding yourself hooked by the (heretofore) unsaid rules of road cycling.

The book illustrates "The Rules" of Road Cycling - not the rules of racing, they are far less philosophically interesting - that have evolved over years and miles in the saddles. The illustrations are funny, full of 'in' cycling references, and very well observed.

The Rules are empirical - they are The Rules because the *are* the rules. There is no central body overseeing - the Velominati are merely collecting and curating the way things are in Road Cycling - and what a hoot. You'll be quoting "Rule 5!" to people within days.

A fantastic book to dip into again and again.
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on 15 January 2015
This is a Book for Cyclists that are already keen on their Hobby and this will give them a further structured view of a sort of discipline to live by.
Its got some great rules to stick and abide to, you find yourself subconsciously doing a mental check before a ride, making sure you are abiding by "The Rules"!

Those who are giving a single star just don't get it,.... this book is a lot deeper then it first appears.
If this book is studied and thought through properly it will add to your cycling enjoyment.
Its a great entertaining read, and rule "V" has got me up many a hill in the pouring rain!!
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on 19 October 2017
If read with a magnifying glass this is a great read and complements Frank's other writings. However, the formatting is not fit for Kindle use and I had to give up about 20% through the book; but I did try and I was enjoying the book. 5***** is fair as I'll buy a hard copy.
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