The American Bicycle

The American Bicycle

by Jay Pridmore, Jim Hurd

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The American Bicycle by Jay Pridmore, Jim Hurd

The American Bicycle chronicles more than 130 years of bicycles in the United States, from the high-wheelers of the late-1800s to the high-tech mountain and race bikes of today. All of the great American bikes and their stories are here, such as Schwinn, Monark, Columbia, Huffy, Elgin, Iver Johnson, Shelby, Roadmaster, as well as the many others covered in the thoroughly engaging text. More than 200 illustrations including brochures, historical photos, drawings, and dozens of specially commissioned studio photographs fill the pages to lure you into a historical ride on The American Bicycle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760310458
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication date: 01/11/2001
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.96(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments6
Introduction8
Chapter 1Velocipedes and Boneshakers10
Chapter 2America's Early Bicycle Industry22
Chapter 3The Bicycle Boom42
Chapter 4Bicycle Racers: America's Early Sports Heroes68
Chapter 5The Bicycle Bust88
Chapter 6Balloon Tires and "Aircrafted" Frames104
Chapter 7Searching For Speed120
Chapter 8The Bicycle Renaissance148
Chapter 9New Forms Emerge160
Index191

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