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Sunday, 12 February 2012

I want to ride my (forthcoming) bicycle

According to my calculations, it is still winter. Which means that it is cold, slippery, and slushy outside. But it is ALMOST spring. And this makes me very excited, because this means that I will soon be able to safely go bike riding outside. Last year I didn't have a bike; the year before I didn't have a bike; BUT THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT! This year I am gearing up (pun intended) to go bike riding all spring, summer, and fall. And thank goodness we have a handful of bike books here at D+Q to keep me in the spirit of all things bicycling.


One Gear by Matteo Cossu
One Gear is a book that recently came out dedicated to anything and everything on fixed and single gear bikes. While I think my new, beautiful, fantastic bike will have a couple gears, this book is great in discussing basic (yet vital!) bike building and bike maintenance skills. This is not an instance of bike porn, people! You will learn about your bicycle, and, in turn, get so pumped (pun intended) about riding around town.


In the spirit on all things cycling, here are some other related books in shop that a bike-enthusiastic such as yourself should check out:

Cyclepedia: A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design by Michael Embacher
Velo: Bicycle Culture and Design edited by Robert Klanten and Sven Ehmann
Bike Snob by BIKESNOBNYC
Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
Tille the Terrible Swede by Sarah Mcmenemy and Sue Stauffacher

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