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Its All About the Bike

Robert Penn


The bicycle is one of mankind's greatest inventions - and the most popular form of transport in history. Robert Penn has ridden one most days of his adult life. In his late 20s, he pedalled 40,000 kilometres around the world. Yet, like cyclists everywhere, the utilitarian bikes he currently owns don't even hint at this devotion. Robert needs a new bike, a bespoke machine that reflects how he feels when he's riding it - like an ordinary man touching the gods. It's All About the Bike" is the story of a journey to design and build a dream bike. En route Robert explores the culture science and history of the bicycle. From Stoke-on-Trent where an artisan hand builds his frame to California home of the mountain bike where Robert tracks down the perfect wheels via Portland Milan and Coventry birthplace of the modern bicycle this is the narrative of our love affair with cycling. It's a tale of perfect components - parts that set the standard in reliability craftsmanship and beauty.
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Cordee Code: CTB055
Author: Robert Penn
No of Pages: 208
Page Size: 129 x 198 mm
ISBN 10: 0141043792
ISBN 13: 9780141043791
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published Date: May 2011
Edition: 1st , May-2011
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 160g

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