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Interesting Website and Book.

Started by Common Old Garrwain Nov 16, 2011. 0 Replies

 I was looking for biographical info about the author of my favourite bicycle book and came across this site which looks to…Continue

Children's books about and featuring bicycles

Started by Adrian Oct 26, 2011. 0 Replies

Hi Bookworms!I was just wondering if you'd like to come over and join in a…Continue

Free books

Started by Kim. Last reply by Adrian Mar 24, 2011. 1 Reply

I was cleaning out my bookshelf on the weekend and I have two books to give away to anyone who wants them (you will have to arrange to pick them up from me). Both books are in good condition. French…Continue

review of John Forester's Effective Cycling

Started by Bob Moore. Last reply by cafard à deux roues Jan 20, 2010. 1 Reply

In answer to a request from Kylie on another discussion. Not my own review but two reviews from the 80's, one from an Australian,…Continue

Tags: effective cycling, forester

What a Ride: An Aussie Pursuit of the Tour de France

Started by Adrian Jan 20, 2010. 0 Replies

I read What a Ride last month. It was quite an enjoyable book. I usually rate a book on how long it takes me to finish it. I read What a Ride in one week. Each chapter gives short history of the tour…Continue

Zinn and the Art of road bike maintainance

Started by Nigel. Last reply by Paul Jan 12, 2010. 6 Replies

If you are in to looking after your own bike or bike building, is easy to follow and covers all the major groupsets and parts also problem solving.

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Comment by Andrew on January 12, 2010 at 7:44am
my fav bike book at the moment The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles. Great looking bikes
Comment by Common Old Garrwain on January 26, 2010 at 10:40pm
Hi Andrew, I agree it is an exquisite book, but was a bit disappointed it was limited to French bikes.
Comment by Neil Alexander on January 27, 2010 at 7:14am
Leemitted to Fransh velos?? Zere arr uzzer kinds??
Comment by Common Old Garrwain on January 27, 2010 at 5:33pm
You silly twisted thing you, of course there are, I just can't think of any right now....But to encourage a constructive exchange here, might one enquire which machine you admired most (assuming it is possible to come to such a conclusion) ?
Comment by Ma Dame Vélo on January 29, 2010 at 3:52pm
I didn't get Cadel's new book for Christmas, but I did buy myself a copy to read while I am up here in Byron. It is not in the first person, like Lance's first book, but appears to be a series of interviews with Cadel , his parents and significant others. There are interesting parallels between Cadel's childhood and the childhood of Lance Armstrong.
Comment by Tony Arnold on March 8, 2010 at 10:05pm
I'm after a new book to read. Does anyone have a copy of The High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup? Amazon is selling them for $46 (pretty steep) so I thought I'd ask if anyone would lend me a copy (maybe as a swap).

If you have any other books you think are worth a read, let me know. :-)
Comment by Common Old Garrwain on March 8, 2010 at 11:30pm
Hi Tony,
I always go to www, for books and have found many bargains and also many books that have not shown up elsewhere.

Try There is a lot of good reading here. I have subscibed to their mag, but some back issues can be downloaded free. Look on about the third or fouth last page of a mag for a list of interesting books.I thought these were listed on their website too but can'y find ant just now. Also look at you can subscribe to an e-newsletter here. I am trying to find a page that had really good archived articles on one of these sites but maybe its too late just now...anyway, have a browse. Topics related closely to the book you mention.
Comment by Peter O'Neill on November 11, 2010 at 10:54am
Samoa Tsunami Relief Ride
Come along and join the fun or sponsor a rider, it all helps.
Help us raise much needed funds for the victims of last year’s Tsunami.
All funds raised for this cause are directed back to the people of Samoa via ‘Let’s Help Samoa’ charity
This is a charity bicycle tour in Samoa April 10 2011 with a second ride in July 2011.

Robert Louis Stevenson, wrote many of his famous books in Samoa, his home is one of the places you will visit if you goin us.
Comment by Robflyte on December 22, 2011 at 6:20pm

My wife told me if I buy another book she will kill me, so now I discreetly buy them for the smart phone.  And another box came in today with books in it, "no dear they are not books, more parts for work"

Comment by Common Old Garrwain on December 22, 2011 at 9:22pm


It's the smell you know, nothing beats the smell of books, especially old books, out of print books, rare and fascinating books, even better if they're about bicycles of course and have the ex-owner's name written somewhere and a date, and positively ecstatic if bits of relevant newsclippings have been left between the pages, yellowed pages in book that's been opened so many times it stays open by itself...really it's too much, I'm in a swoon .....


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