|Collecting and Restoring
by G. Donald Adams
-Tips on locating antique bikes, and determining their
condition and authenticity. -How to ride the several varieties of high-wheel bicycle.
-Detailed information on early manufacturers, models, and design features.
-The first appearance of drive shafts, rack and pinion steering, differential gears,
multi-speed gearing, band brakes É all invented for the bicycle!
-Restoration versus preservation, including when and how to strip and re-paint.
-The antique bicycle club movement, and the growing interest in collecting antique and
special interest bikes.
-An appendix of antique bicycle resources, from bicycle museums the world over to
machinists who can make replacement parts.
-An appendix of 2100 brands of bicycle made in America before 1918, with their
manufacturer, city of origin, and date of first notice.
Paperback - 400 pages 2 Ed edition
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