Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History by the MIT Press Jun 18, 2014

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For those of you who hold an interest in the evolution of the bicycle over the ages, this book is for you. Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History is a publication by the MIT press that breaks down each of the innovations that have brought us to the modern machines we use everyday…

See more below!

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From derailleurs, to clipless pedals, suspension, folding bikes, you name it. Bicycle Design showcases the original patents, design sketches and final photographs of many innovations the bicycle has seen over the last hundred years.

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This is by no means a picture book. It’s a dense read into design innovation, theory and discourse. I’ve begun to churn through the pages, particularly the ones that discuss suspension and clipless systems.

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See more information at the MIT Press and pick up a copy at your local book store.

  • Chris Andrews

    That MIT Press link isn’t right… Looks like an interesting book!

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      fixed!

      • Chris Andrews

        Purchased!

  • Ace Metric Cycles

    don’t say this much but #needthis

    • Adam Miller

      Ditto.

  • Jamie McKeon

    just got myself this for christmas – thanks john & thanks MIT!