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Thank you Richard and James – yes this is an amazing book and remains an inspiration.
The number of times i ‘think’ of something new, or see an amazing claim, only to find something similar in ‘Archibald’ pre-dating it by over 100 years.
A MUST read by anyone interested in bicycle design.
Brilliant, thank you for sharing that.
Now I just have to work out how to download it…..
Johann, you should be able to just open the Google books link, and then click the PDF button in the top right corner.
James, I don’t want to hijack the comments section 😉 There’s no PDF button for some reason. You want to send me somewhere for help?
Your blog is a great resource, thanks again
You can get the PDF from the “All files” HTTP link, though.
Miles, You’re a star! I now have 567 pages of heaven. Thank you
You’re welcome, Johann.
Cycling art, energy and locomotion – C P Scott 1889
PDF for $9-99, here:
Johann, glad to hear that you finally got it
…and thanks Miles. I am sure a few other people were having the same problem.
This bicycle repair manual from 1897 is another free pdf that is pretty interesting. I like the fact that the author also wrote “Refrigerating and Ice-Making Machinery,” Sugar Machinery,” and “Bearings and Lubrication.” All very interesting books I am sure.
Ref. Cycling art, energy and locomotion – C P Scott 1889, mentioned above – this is available free, too: http://ia700204.us.archive.org/19/items/cyclingartenergy00scot/cyclingartenergy00scot.pdf
Two more : )
Keep ’em coming !! This is a gold mine.
That’s the best of the technical ones. You can see the rest of this particular vein, here:
The velocipede book is without its illustrations, sadly….
Some nice illustrations of parts and accessories:
I’m having Sharp’s book printed for a cycling friend who is ill in hospital, it will no doubt make his stay less onerous!
tis an amazing book.
Is it just me and my pdf viewer, or does anyone else have the problem that most of the diagrams are blank in the pdf of Sharpe’s book?
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