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The Competition Bicycle

November 9, 2009

Mise en page 1This is the companion book to The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles. It focuses on the racing bikes rather than touring and long distance riding bikes featured in the other book. It’s pretty incredible as well. It has photos of some of the first mountain bikes as well as historic bikes that won grand tours. The cover features the bike Eddy Merckx used to win the 1974 world championships built by Ugo DeRosa. This is a piece of cycling history ridden by “The Cannibal” known to many as the greatest cyclist of all times. The photos are very high quality and if you liked The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles you’ll like this as well. As I mentioned in my review of Smart Move I sometimes enjoy seeing books devoted to racing bikes more because it’s a less covered subject and this book is a great addition to any cyclists library.


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