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Cyclepedia

Postby amrjon » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:32 pm

The search function shows me that there's mention of it in the general discussion forum (and also that there's an iPad app version), but I think it's worth a mention here too... so...

I recently received as a gift the book Cyclepedia
The subtitle is A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs.

You can google it and check it out for yourself, but it's a lovely book and very 'on topic" for this forum.

Anyway, just a FYI.
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Re: Cyclepedia

Postby LG » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:48 pm

We had it out of the Tassie state library recently. Lots of photos and well worth a look.
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Re: Cyclepedia

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:50 pm

I trust that it has my tribe represented somewhere.
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Re: Cyclepedia

Postby RobertFrith » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:30 pm

plenty of exotica, but no unis I'm afraid. The iPad version is well worth a look. Lot's of thought has gone into navigation but the best bit are the 3D VR, you can turn the bikes round to view from any angle
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Re: Cyclepedia

Postby LG » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:22 am

Wow - I really feel like I'm from a bygone age now. We get the shared paper version from the library, and there's a 3D electronic version :shock:
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Re: Cyclepedia

Postby find_bruce » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:14 pm

I also got a copy as a gift. To my taste it has an emphasis on "creative design" rather than function & therefore has a bias towards ugly bikes, especially folding bikes, which I go on about in this thread.

You can view the collection online at http://embacher-collection.com/collection.html . Unlike the book, the collection includes a significant proportion of absolutely gorgeous bikes, such as thiis René Herse

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