[CR] On Topic Bike Books: Richard's Bicycle Book

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Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:37:04 -0700
From: "Kirke Campbell" <passionateyouththing@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] On Topic Bike Books: Richard's Bicycle Book

I just picked up a barely used paperback copy of "Richard's Bicycle Book" by Richard Ballantine at a used book store tonight.

It has a really great illustrations (particularly of Weinmann centerpulls, and Huret and Campagnolo rear derailleurs) by someone named John Batchelor.

There is also a really great tirade by the author in the back of the book about the upcoming bicycle revolution. My copy was published in 1974.

Anyway, I am really enjoying flipping through this book. If anyone out there stumbles upon a copy I would definitely pick it up.

-Kirke Campbell
Houston, Tx USA