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"Off to the Races" -- Great Bike "Picture" Book!

2013-10-17 [$12, postpaid in the US. Bump from 8/07.] Here's a super neat kids bike book---only it's not just for kids. "Off to the Races" is by Fred & M. Phleger, a husband and wife team. Hardcover, 8x10, 63 pages…

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From OYB: "The Recumbent Bicycle" -- the only book on 'bents!

2013-09-30 [List $24, postpaid in the US. NOW ONLY $12.95! HUGE DISCOUNT!] 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…

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From OYB: "A Dirt Road Rider's Trek Epic" by Victor Vincente of America

2011-06-29 [$10 postpaid] Published by OYB, here's a rare, classic, mt-bike & backroads culture book. $10 ONLINE SPECIAL! 33% OFF list price of $15! PLUS FREE SHIPPING! Click PayPal button to order! What's So Special About This Bike Book? If you're a bike buff, you know how rare enduring bike literature is…

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The Dancing Chain: the heritage of road bikes

2011-03-02 [$40. ONE LEFT! -- 2nd edition, not 3rd] Here's a big hardcover history of the derailleur bicycle. 380 pages. 9x11". My price is $15 off the normal retail of $55. Hmmm, the subject is a bit dry, no? You'd think…

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"Urban Velo" sample issue

2010-06-20 [$3 mailed sample!] "Urban Velo" is a full-color mag of bike culture. Subs are $18 for 6 issues. Go to urbanvelo.org. These guys give away each issue online as well…

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"Bicycle Times" #6:

2010-06-20 [$3 mailed sample.] *Feature on musicians who use bikes to go on tour. ...They keep popping up! *NAHBS report *Overview of locking/security options *City bike reviews! …

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"Dirt Rag": keepin' it real for the dirt

2010-06-20 [$3 for sample issue.] This issue of "DR" highlights Georgia and its main IMBA Epic trail, giving the history and lowdown and a ride report. But it branches out far and wide in Georgia from that take-off point…

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"Adventure Cyclist" magazine: May, June 2010 issues

2010-06-10 [$5 each for sample issues. SOLD!] The ACA publishes a great magazine of bike touring. Want to see what it's all about? Here's a choice of sample issues. Let me know in a note if you want the May or the June issue with this $5 fee…

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Mt Bike Way of Knowledge: Wm Nealy Zen Comic

2010-01-21 [$15 postpaid in the USA. Used.] 100 or so pages of William Nealy comics giving you the lowdown on how to mt-bike. It's from the early days. And it brings you back to those simpler times, before tech, when mt-biking was AS IT STILL ACTUALLY IS WHENEVER YOU'RE IN THE BUSH…

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"Urban Velo" #15: Bike Revivers in Chicago & Philly ...& More (Sample)

2009-09-29 [$5, postpaid US. One sample copy available.] What a great naked riders cover on this Sept 2009 issue! 'Course they're not really naked. Just summer-style naked. I also dig the tennies and glasses-down-on-the-nose on the fixie rider in the lead! I'm going to use the Sidewall Tear Repair idea described in this issue to fix a sweet blue race tire with a tear that I couldn't throw out…

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