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Richard’s Bicycle Book

Now the nights are drawing in, there are old copies of this on Ebay for £3 or £4.  If you're under 40 and missed this, it's still worth a look.  It rapidly takes you through what cycling is and can be, getting and keeping a bike. 

Not sure what happened to mine, but this is the book that got me hooked and to some extent you might say radicalised me. All the stuff about drivers and cars 2ww talk about is charted in there - and they hadn't even got phones back then.

Steel was real and "10 speed" meant "10 in total" (minus the 2 illegal gears, of course.)

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