Pe North America and Australia the photos and layout lack a consistency or point of view about how to show a bike as opposed to Jan Heine s book The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles which is about historic custom bikes and which used a single photographer shooting bikes with a consistent clean white background As a result while all the photos are good in some cases the photos are not as useful as they could be for example there are way too many shots of Calfee s novelty bikes and not enough of his standard bamboo or carbon fiber bikesAnyway that is just a uibble It s a great book for any serious cyclist or anyone who enjoys fine craftsmanship It s a well produced book with great photos and escriptions but its scope is limited it seems to America and a few selected European makers Where are the Japanese Keirin builders as niche as cruisers I would have thoughtSo best to borrow a copy first see if you like it and then order Very well made contains short write ups on several custom bike producers with beautiful photography This is not a serious reference book rather something to keep on a journal table and browse through great conversation starter as well. Y Germany France and Austral.
Bought it as a Birthday gift for a friend that is obsessed with biking Figured I couldn t get any gear he Around the world in 80 plants: An Edible Perennial Vegetable Adventure for Temperate Climates didn t already have but this was right up his alley A good book to read Good Honestly there isn t much custom bicycle books around I am not sure about other language but it is so for English published books This is by far the best book about custom bicycles It has become my bedtime story book since True that each brand only takes up 5 pages or less but the vast number of brands introduce in this book will push reader research further on the web The book is printed in high uality glossy full color paper A must have for all custom bicycles lover I am a lover of all thing s bicycle A very good view of what custom builders are capable ofoing Inspires the reader to build your own bike just made for you Even if you can t afford to Mushroom Cookbook: A Guide to Edible Wild and Cultivated Mushrooms - And Delicious Seasonal Recipes to Cook with Them do that you ll get great ideas for customs touches you cano The book stinks Arbitrary collection of some bikes some of them lovely with artful pictures Writing is terrible And I mean poor Highschool bad As previous reviewer notes book was created by people who clearly had no fundamental connection and litt One of the gr. A book featuring bicycle mak.
Eat features of bicycling is that the bikes themselves can still be made to personal specifications by individual craftspeople or small shops This book features both well known veterans and a few newcomers and shows all types of bikes from all out racers to touring bikes to even a few show bikes that likely Super Natural Simple: Whole-Food, Vegetarian Recipes for Real Life don t get ridden much eg Craig Calfee s bamboo bike with bullhorn handlebarsThere are plenty of coffee table type books exploring other crafts hand made furniture pottery custom motorcycles etc but as far as I know this is the only widely available recent book showing the current state of the art of custom bike building Many of these bikes appear toate from early 2008 several of them were on isplay at the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show in Portland in February 2008 and were made about then And most of the builders are open for business except for two or three who have exceptionally long waiting lists I think you could contact practically anyone in the book and get your own custom bike in a matter of weeks or months likely months than weeksA few uibbles since the photos were collected from a variety of photographers from various sources in Euro. Ers from the USA the UK Ital.