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  • The Modern Cyclist, 1923
  • Written by William Fitzwater Wray
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781908402622
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The Modern Cyclist, 1923

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Synopsis

A guide to all aspects of cycling and vacations in Britain during the 1920s, including "learning to ride", "traps for the unwary" and "laws and customs of the road". The second section takes a tour of the roads and lodging houses of Britain and Northern France - including hints on the most scenic routes, how to avoid the "busy and rather baffling" town of Bristol, and understanding the local customs of the French.

Table of Contents

Part One
Choosing a Bicycle
Heavy Riders and Light Ones
Frame Height and Crank Length
Position
Traffic Riding
The Woman's Bicycle
Variable Gears
Traps for the Unwary
Learning to Ride
Toe-Clips
Care of Bearings, Saddle, Chain
Tyres
Wet Weather Riding
Touring from a Centre
A Hundred in a Day
Laws and Customs of the Road
Cycling for the Unsound
"Spare Spokes"

Part Two
"Potted Tours" in Great Britain, Ireland, and France

Part Three
Resthouse Directory with over 3,000 Addresses
Forewards
List for Great Britain
List Ireland
List for France

Index

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