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Before the seven Tour victories and the yellow bracelets. Before Sheryl Crow, the bestselling books, and the doping allegations. Before the comeback, there was a comeback. Ten years ago this month, Lance Armstrong was a little-known cancer survivor who showed up at the Tour de France. And no one had any idea what would happen next.
A celebration of the design history and craftsmanship behind this simple but efficient two-wheeled vehicle. The book, The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles: Craftsmanship, Elegance, and Function, features 50 classic models built by hand, revealing the bicycle’s technical evolution within a historical context.
Exclusive galleries from two new books by Jan Heine: "The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles" and "The Competition Bicycle."
The Competition Bicycle is meant to inspire cyclists and design lovers alike. The evocative, detail-rich photographs display the history of the bicycle, from racing high-wheelers to modern racing bikes with carbon-fiber disc wheels. Exceptional handcrafted machines ridden by great champions illustrate milestones in the mechanics and craftsmanship of bicycle design.
On a vintage steed, over vertiginous hills of white gravel, suitcase overloaded with courage, BUCKY McMAHON battles through Italy's infamous Eroicaa grueling, 127-mile "period cyclotouristic rally"in hopes of dying just this side of glory
Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
Angry bike mechanics are going extinct. And that sucks.