From OYB: "The Recumbent Bicycle" -- the only book on 'bents!
February 20, 2011
[$24, postpaid in the US. I FOUND A FEW 2nd EDITIONS! $20 each mailed in the US! The 2nd ed. is a good book -- the text-paper is regular stock, not glossy like the 3rd ed., and it's missing the profiles of bestsellers of the major types, but it still covers all the recumbent bases -- and is the only recumbent book available!]
Published by OYB, this is the only book about a huge, amazing side of bicycling: the world of recumbents!
This deluxe 3rd edition is printed on coated paper and includes a 12-page color section. It's 192 pages, with hundreds of photos. It's $21.95 list. But it's on sale here, direct, mailed in the US.
(Non-US customers should see an option for postage to their country (or nearby) in their PayPal checkout cart. This book requires the *2-3 pound* postage rate even though the item weighs only 1.5 lbs---that's how I have the price-grid set up within PayPal. There are also manual PayPal buttons for excess postage below.)
DESCRIPTION: Written by Gunnar Fehlau and published by Out Your Back Door Press, this book covers the history, science, design, racing, touring, construction and resources for recumbents...and much more.
Here's the cover:
Anyone interested in, or considering buying a recumbent would do well to read this book. It explains how the many widely-differing features of a recumbent can greatly affect the riding experience. Recumbents serve such a wide range of needs that it is best to be educated before shopping and test-riding. And after a test-ride session, being able to read up on the why's and wherefore's and culture behind what one just experienced...is priceless. It cements and situates what just happened...making it much more "digestible" and understood. There's more variety among recumbents than any other type of bike! --Which makes education more critical.
Recumbents are the bike-type about which there is the most curiosity and misinformation. Yet there are also wonderful benefits to these bikes that aren't always obvious. Furthermore, those who are interested often do much more "tire kicking." Kids are especially fascinated! Lastly, these bikes tend to be more expensive. All these factors mean that an affordable book is a GREAT entre' to this scene.
This book is not just for beginners: the experienced enthusiast will find in-depth background info and modern news to give fresh perspective and insight...and it makes a great way to educate your friends as to the facts about recumbents (i.e., recumbents are not more dangerous because they're lower; however, an urban rider might benefit from a taller recumbent).
Thousands of copies have been sold.
Click here to see the back cover.
Here's a sample page-spread from the color section:
Click here to see larger 9"x14" version of color spread, 150kb, and here to see a sample text spread.
Book Specifics: Author: Gunnar Fehlau. Size: 7.5"x9"; paperback; 192 pages; 200+ photos; 12 pages of full color; ISBN 189259059X.
Table of Contents: Click here.
Shipped via Media Mail (3-7 days). We accept credit cards for phone orders: call 517-347-1689.
Non-US Postage Special Notice
You should see an option in the PayPal check-out cart to let you pay an additional amount of postage to send the book to your approximate geographical region. (Don't worry if the country listed isn't your exact one. Your address will take care of getting your book to you. The excess postage option is just meant to approximate the excess postage that I'll have to pay to get it to you!)
Canada: If you don't want to use the add-on postage button within the PayPal cart, here's a manual button you can click: it adds $5 to your Cart: UK/Euro/Oz/Other: If you don't want to use the option within the cart, then just click here to manually add an extra $13 to your Cart: Send all mailable payments to: Out Your Backdoor, 4686 Meridian Rd., Williamston MI 48895.
Retail orders of 3+ copies are 40% off! (Call, email or use PayPal manually to order.)
WHOLESALERS: Available to the retail store trade via the following wholesalers: B&T, AlpenBooks, American Cycling Publications, American Bike Trails.
What Experts Say...
"A great introduction to the world of recumbents. ... If you're fascinated with recumbents I'd say this is a must-buy." --Peter Eland, editor, VeloVision magazine
"A super book, full of photos, wisdom on every aspect of recumbent bikes, and resources for riders and builders alike!" -- David Gordon Wilson, author, Bicycling Science
"The best, most complete book on recumbents and human powered vehicles ever written!" -- Warren Beauchamp, racer/builder, editor of Recumbents.com
Bike Shop Dealers: Click here for a list of 120+ quality bike shops that carry "The Recumbent Bicycle."
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