The Dancing Chain

History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle

By Frank Berto; Tony Hadland (Contribution by); Jan Heine (Contribution by)
(Cycle Publishing, Hardcover, 9781892495693, 400pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

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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.

About the Author
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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