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Cycle History: Proceedings of the 15th International Cycling History Conference

Cycle History: Proceedings of the 15th International Cycling History Conference (Hardback)

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This book presents a record of all the papers delivered by experts in cycle history from around the world at the 15th International Conference on Cycle History, covering the early days of bicycle technology, social cycling and cycle sport. A socio-technological history of bicycles, it includes: the history of children's scooters, Willard Sawyer - a reassessment; the rise of the Coventry bicycle industry, Bartak's high-wheeled bicycle; the founder of the Finnish bicycle industry, Fredy Budzinki, journalist and collector; Mr. Howes's Cambridge shop, cycling's dark age 1900-1920; the failure of the American bicycle 1897-1933, the Canadian Cycle and Motor Company; the monopoly machine, USA 1880-1886, Velocio, the pioneer of multi-speed gearing; the hobby horse in Ireland, cycling between the booms; and Allessandro Battista Scuri, the monocyclist. The annual Cycle History Conferences have established a firm reputation as a forum where academics, bicycle industry professionals and amateur historians alike can share and extend their knowledge and historical insights into the heritage of cycling. This is an essential volume for all libraries and collectors of cycle and transport history.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationCycling Publisher: Van Der Plas Publications,U.S. Publication Date: 01/01/2006 ISBN-13: 9781892495518  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 09/02/2006.  

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