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"Off to the Races" -- Great Bike "Picture" Book!
October 17, 2013 - [$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. A bike pal of mine just rediscovered it at his mom's house and suddenly remembered first being sparked up for biking by rea...

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From OYB: "The Recumbent Bicycle" -- the only book on 'bents!
September 30, 2013 - [$24, postpaid in the US. Fresh inventory!] 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. (Non-US customers sho...

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From OYB: "A Dirt Road Rider's Trek Epic" by Victor Vincente of America
June 29, 2011 - [$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 k...

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The Dancing Chain: the heritage of road bikes
March 02, 2011 - [$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. But really it covers the whole histories of all the major bikes of the modern age---their starts, their...

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"Urban Velo" sample issue
June 20, 2010 - [$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. But paper rocks. Whet your whistle with sample issue for just $3 mailed. 90 pages full color. Nifty 8" x 8"...

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"Bicycle Times" #6:
June 20, 2010 - [$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! ...Covering several rates of likely speed, from fast commuting to sedate Dutch-style. *Big profile of Euro bike mecca: the city of Antwerp. See what th...

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"Dirt Rag": keepin' it real for the dirt
June 20, 2010 - [$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. Other major highlights include an overview of bottom brackets and of bunny-hopping. But back to Georgia... A cool...

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"Adventure Cyclist" magazine: May, June 2010 issues
June 10, 2010 - [$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. (Or send a manual PP payment of $7 for both.) May features include: *Thomas Stevens: firs...

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Mt Bike Way of Knowledge: Wm Nealy Zen Comic
January 21, 2010 - [$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. This book is less "counter-culture" than his kayak com...

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"Urban Velo" #15: Bike Revivers in Chicago & Philly ...& More (Sample)
September 29, 2009 - [$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...

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VeloVision #34: for practical cycling!
September 21, 2009 - [$10, postpaid in the US. Special Order issue: it'll be a couple weeks more than usual before you receive it.] VeloVision is the granddaddy of citybike mags. VV has been covering the practical cycling scene for a good decade now. It's everything about cycling that isn't covered by the mainstream specialists (a funny ...

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The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles: classiest bike book!
June 11, 2009 - [List $65. I have a low price of $50! Free postage in the USA. OUT OF STOCK! As of 1/11/11. End of an era. What a fun book to have promoted. I stock the 1st edition, French-printed, true cloth hardcovers and only have a few left. There's a newer paperback Rizzoli edition available elsewhere. I'll see if I can get some copies t...

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"VeloVision" #32: Electro kits for bikes!
May 26, 2009 - [$12 postpaid in the USA.] VeloVision, The Only Magazine of Independent Bike Culture DETAILS: Dec. 2008; issue #32; condition: new; $12 retail; 64 pages; full color; oversize 9" x 11". CONTENTS DESCRIPTION: This is a special issue about ELECTRIC MOTOR KITS FOR BIKES! This issue contains the MOST INFO in print today ...

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"VeloVision" #31: Eurobike Report
May 26, 2009 - [$8 postpaid in the USA. Usually, these are $12 retail!] Velo Vision, The Only Magazine of Independent Bike Culture DETAILS: Sept. 2008; issue #31; condition: new; 64 pages; full color; oversize 9" x 11". VV OVERVIEW: This issue gives a great overview of the 2008 Eurobike Show in light of Everyday Bikes. Othe...

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VeloVision #33: indie bike culture!
May 11, 2009 - [$10 sample copy postpaid in the USA. Special order issue: It's a couple weeks longer wait-time for this issue.] VV #33 is now available. It's the March 2009 issue of this unique UK bike culture magazine. There is almost a few focus points in this issue, but not really: there are several trike and tandem reviews. However,...

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VeloVision #30, June '08: everything indy bike!
May 08, 2009 - [$10] "VeloVision" is the only full-coverage magazine of indy bike culture out there today. OK, some nice ones come close (like "Momentum" from Canada...uh, that's it), and VV doesn't cover racing, and no one is perfect, but VV is darn good! Details: condition: new; 64 pages; full color; oversize 9" x 11". Descrip...

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Big Sale on Vintage Bike Books!
June 20, 2008 - I just marked most titles about 25% down. These aren't collectible books per se. They're just the best bike books ever. Today as much as ever. ...And, yes, they're also hard to find and prized by those who have them. So they're collectible, too. But the reason I stock them is because of their relevance to cycling. Today. ...
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Atomic Zombie's "Bike Builder Bonanza" How-To Book
March 19, 2008 - [$20 postpaid in the US. SOLD! ...But if you want one, let me know and I'll look around.] This here Atomic Zombie dude tells you how to build most any kind of bike in his 388-page book---which it seems is sold out now. So this here is a rare copy. It's a sweet book---even has detailed how to weld instructions. I hope to glea...

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Velo Vision: includes JP's Dock Porter story! : )
February 07, 2008 - [$10] "VeloVision" is the only full-coverage magazine of indy bike culture out there today. OK, some nice ones come close, and VV doesn't cover racing, and no one is perfect, but VV is darn good! Details: Dec. 2007; issue #28; condition: new; $10 retail; 64 pages; full color; oversize 9" x 11". Description: ...

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VeloVision! ---trikes issue, 4/07, #25
September 03, 2007 - [$12 postpaid. $2 off list price!] "VeloVision" is the only full-coverage magazine of indy bike culture out there today. OK, some nice ones come close, and VV doesn't cover racing, and no one is perfect, but VV is darn good! Details: Condition: new, $10 retail; 64 pages; full color; oversize 9" x 11". Des...

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Bike Quarterly---the only in-depth bike culture mag!
March 26, 2007 - [$8] "Bike Quarterly" is the best bike magazine in print today. So you should order a sample copy from me. Then subscribe. This is a great issue to see what the fuss is all about. Jan Heine is the editor. The mag is printed on slick stock in black'n'white. It is scrupulously written and researched and every article is ...

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The Man Who Loved Bicycles: culture by bike
February 12, 2007 - [$20.] By Daniel Behrman. This is a rare first edition, but most of my copies are ex-library or rather well-used. Still, it's the only way to get a copy of this hardcover book from 1972, done on nice paper in dark green text ink with some neat etchings throughout. Its subhead is "the memoirs of an autophobe." So it...

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The Bicycle Wheel: best book on wheels
March 18, 2006 - [$26, postpaid US] Jobst Brandt's classic "The Bicycle Wheel" is hard to find. It's hardcover, 7"x9", 143pp, 3rd edition, 2003. It's the only book published by Avocet---the maker of tires, seats and speedometers. I suspect they handle this one title because Jobst invented Avocet's best tire ever, perhaps the most innovative tir...

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Bike Cult: a big, rare bike book!
February 28, 2006 - [$22] Back in the 90's, former national road racer David Perry wrote the biggest, most definitive book on bikes for modern times. He covered the WHOLE gamut. And he put a big emphasis on the social-liberation-eco-creative aspect of cycling. The book sold out. Perry owns a cool specialty bike shop in NYC and has yet to find the t...

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VeloVision! ---the only magazine of all-bike culture!
December 05, 2005 - [$12 postpaid. $2 off list price!] Folding Bikes Special Issue! I have new copies for sale of "VeloVision", #24, Dec. '06. VV is the only general bike culture mag out, really. Sure, it's pricey, but that's due to postage from the UK. Besides: it's big, full color and chockful of bike culture from around the world. It's h...

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"The Data Book"---classic sketches of great bike stuff
November 16, 2005 - [List price $40. OUT OF STOCK. Email if you want a copy. More available soon.] "The Data Book: 100 Years of Bicycle Component and Accessory Design," by Noguchi This book is a celebration of the pinnacle of the art of technical sketching, as represented by Daniel Rebour. It also emphasizes bike features and parts fr...

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"Bicycling": all-time best "allbike" book
November 13, 2005 - [$20] "Bicycling: A Guinness Superlatives Guide" by JB Wadley and J Durry is a hardcover book from the early 80's but it covers the WHOLE world of bicycling like no other. It has the best writing, the best background and tons of classic photos of every main kind of cycling. Except a few. (Ha). ...

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"BikeLore 2": stories from the best in bike culture
November 01, 2005 - [$15. Free U.S. shipping!] 20% off listprice for this rare collection of stories and articles of bike culture put together by Gabe Konrad (longtime editor of the bike zeen "On the Wheel"). Written by 16 renowned cycling heritage writers. It's deep-stock treasure lore of vintage cycling, touring, and racing that even buffs and en...

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"The Need for the Bike": bike writing supreme
October 22, 2005 - [$10 -- lightly used copy] Paul Fournel is a French avante-garde literary fellow---who loves bike riding. This is his thin volume of glimpses into his world of riding. He covers all the senses, all the needs he can think of. He's a middle-aged rider now but he brings us up with his riding as he came up with it. He learned f...

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ZEEN: Recumbent Cyclist News -- great alternative cycling mag
January 19, 2005 - [$4] [SAD NEWS: Out of Business. I still have a few samples I could sell.] RCN is the only magazine all about recumbent bikes. It also ends up covering lots in the way of new, alternative, innovative bike tech of all kinds---like recumbent tandems, trikes, folders and fully-faired velomobiles. Plus it covers the world of h...

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ZEEN: Rivendell Reader --- bike lore to beat the band
January 19, 2005 - [$3] This is the magazine for the company Rivendell. They make sweet bikes for bikers, not for trend-followers. Riv riders like what's tried'n'true, what's gorgeous and authentic. They like to keep it nice'n'simple. They can't find bikes like that hardly anywhere. Riv has been a leader in the authenticity movement in cycling for...

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Richard's New Bicycle Book: best art, best vibes
January 05, 2005 - [$10] There are quite a few general bike books. And even Richard himself has written quite a few. His latest two are very nice. His latest "Richard's 21st Century Bicycle Book" is spiffy and up-to-date. His second to the last one "Richard's Ultimate Bicycle" is huge and full of gorgeous DK photography. (DK invented the large-...

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