The Dancing Chain (Paperback)

History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle (Cycling Resources)

By Frank Berto

Van der Plas/Cycle Publishing, 9781892495778, 400pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2016

List Price: 49.95*
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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.