The Dancing Chain: History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle

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Cycle Publishing/Van Der Plas Publications, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 400 pages
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Unlike other bicycle history books, which cover only the first 100 years, this book deals extensively with the second century of bicycle development. It traces the development of the modern derailleur bicycle from its crude beginnings right up to the most modern mountain bikes and road racing bicycles. This thoroughly updated and expanded edition includes over 100 additional illustrations and hundreds of text corrections and updates.

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

I have the third edition - each edition has updated the previous one quite a bit, I believe. This isn't the sort of thing one sits down and reads from start to finish, but some parts of it do read ... Read full review

Review: The Dancing Chain: History And Development Of The Derailleur Bicycle

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Excellent. A catalog of dérailleur technology. Tons of pictures and great descriptions. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Frank Berto is a mechanical engineer and bicycle historian, former technical editor of Bicycling Magazine. Consultant to Shimano and other bicycle and bicycle component manufacturers. He is the author of Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Upgrading Your Bicycle and Birth of Dirt: The Origins of Mountain Biking.

Tony Hadland is a very youthful retired business executive whose primary interests are bicycle history and rock and roll. He's published several books on both subject, and regularly writes for English cycling periodicals.

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