[CR]Every Cyclist's Pocket Book

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

From: "Doug Smith" <douguk2007@hotmail.co.uk>
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 21:25:17 +0000
Subject: [CR]Every Cyclist's Pocket Book

Thought I 'd share my thoughts on the following subject.

Here am I on wet and dull June midsummer day browsing through a 1953 editio n of of Every Cyclists Pocket Book by F.J.Camm former editor of Practical Mecha nics and The Cyclist and Practical Engineering. Comprehensive is an understateme nt of its 400 hundred pages , 118 illustrations and 30 headed contents over its p ages. Its most outstanding feature is not its contents but its size 5" x 3.1/4" X 1" thick. Not even the modern Google could compete with the information crammed into the pages. The first 150 are all on bike maintenance others include,cycling law ,touring, camping , interesting cycling information leading into train fares ,holders of the road records ,standards and various tables/statistics of the era.

Although all the contents are of Great Britain browsing through much of it would encompass the subject of our bikes we CR enthusiasts share today. I cannot think or know of any such books were written in the States or other countries tha t would have been published a book like this little gem.

Outdated it maybe but interesting it certainly is!

Doug Smith
North Dorset