Offered to CR members are a good selection of books.
I can take payment a number of ways - Paypal or cheque in GBP, cash sent registered post, Traveller\u2019s cheques in $, direct bank transfer within the UK or European Iban bank transfer. I will always combine shipping in order to reduce costs.
All prices are in UK GBP Books vary widely in shipping costs - between 6 GBP and 12 GBP for the books listed here.
With the pound being still quite low in value these are a real bargain... for US and European buyers. Paypal is quoting 1.65$ to 1 GBP.
Hilary Stone, Bristol, British Isles
TONY OLIVER TOURING BIKES Frame design building Offered for sale is an excellent copy of Touring Bikes by Tony Oliver and published in 1990. The title of this book is rather misleading for it is really a primer on bicycle frame design and building as well as the speccing of touring bikes and tandems. It contains detailed specs of all the frame tubing available in the late 1980s. It is 176 pages long. It is a truly great resource on lugged steel and fillet braze bicycle framebuilding. 39 GBP
REG HARRIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY Two Wheels to the Top Offered for sale is an excellent Two Wheels to the Top, the autobiography of Reg Harris and partly ghost written by Gregory Houston Bowden. 218pp 1976. This comprehensive and well illustrated autobiography details the complete career of Reg Harris, one of Britain\u2019s most successful cyclists ever and a multi world champion. 25 GBP
RON KITCHING CATALOGUE 1971 Offered for sale is an original slightly tatty 1971 Ron Kitching catalogue which has been ring bound - this is a fascinating catalogue with details of all the parts and accessories Ron Kitching imported - Cinelli, TA, Lyotard, Zeus, Titan, Jos, Ideale etc. 15 GBP
THE STORY OF THE RALEIGH CYCLE Rare Offered for sale is an excellent copy of the rare 1975 published hardback book The Story of the Raleigh Bicycle by Gregory Houston Bowden, great grandson of Raleigh\u2019s founder Frank Bowden. This well illustrated 216pp book covers the entire history of Raleigh cycles up until the 1970s including its subsidaries in the USA, South Africa etc. It is a reliable history in the most part and chronicles the Raleigh story well up to the 1970s. It has some fascinating early history on the Ti-Raleigh team. 29 GBP
EVERY CYCLIST\u2019S HANDBOOK 1936 Wonderful Offered for sale is Every Cyclist\u2019s Handbook by F J Camm 200pp 1936 Wonderfully illustrated with lots of line drawings of all the top kit of the time and lots of very useful instructions on how to set up the gears etc of the time. Excellent read. 24 GBP
LET\u2019S GO CYCLING Reg Shaw 1950 Offered for sale is a very good copy of Let\u2019s Go Cycling by Reg Shaw and published in 1950. Reg Shaw was at that time secretary of the Cyclists Touring Club and was very influential in touring circles. This book gives a very good idea of what cycle touring was about in the 1950s and gives a good introduction to the kit. It also has some nice period adverts. 227 p plus ads. 10 GBP
PENGUIN BOOK OF THE BICYCLE Lovely Offered for sale is a very good copy of the Penguin Book of the Bicycle by Rod Watson and Martin Gray published in 1978 This is a very underrated book which has plenty to offer those interested in cycling. There are fascinating sections on Raleigh (including the teram bikes), Reynolds tubing factory, Dave Moulton and lots of history and sport. 332 pages. 9 GBP
CYCLING HEROES Post Simpson van Looy Coppi Bahamontes Offered for sale is an excellent copy of Cycling Heroes by Les Woodland and published in 1994. This book contains 19 fascinating portraits of racing cyclists of the last thirty to fifty years - Peterr Post, Tom Simpson, Brian Robinson, Win Van Est, Rik Van Looy, Jacques Anquetil, Graham Webb, Barry Hoban, Rik Van Steenbergen, Fausto Coppi, Jan Janssen, Beryl Burton, Fedrico Bahamontes, Raymond Poulidor, Shay Elliott, Louison Bobet, Charly Gaul, Joop Zoetemelk and Jan Derksen. 142 pages, hardback. 12 GBP
ULTIMATE BICYCLE BOOK by Richard Ballantine Published in 1992 this is a great book with lots of very interesting bikes including quite a lot of Mike Burrows creations! The classic pages features Les Cassell\u2019s Thanet Silverlight, Hetchins 6-day, and a Dursley Pedersen. 192 pages in full colour. I have a paperback copy available for 9 GBP and a hardback copy for 11 GBP
STURMEY ARCHER STORY THE book on hub gears New Unused copy Offered for sale is a new and unused copy of The Sturmey Archer Story by Tony Hadland. This is the definitive work on Sturmey Archer and many other hub gears too. Anyone remotely interested in intrigue will be fascinated by how the 3-speed hub gear was not Henry Sturmey nor Archer\u2019s invention though it carries their name. It also describes in detail all Sturmey gears in a very practical manner explaining how each one works etc and has lots of extremely useful illustrations. 192 pages. 45 GBP http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r77/hilarystone/Sturmey-Archer-Story.jpg
THE TI-RALEIGH STORY Offered for sale is an excellent unused copy of The Ti-Raleigh Story by Peter Duker and published in 1980. This tells the story specifically of the team\u2019s successes during the 1979 season with top riders such Jan Raas, Gerrie Knetemann and Hennie Kuiper. Excellent photos. 48 pages. 10 GBP http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r77/hilarystone/Ti-Raleigh-Story.jpg
CYCLING LAND\u2019S END to JOHN O\u2019GROATS by Alan Ray the story of the premier record breaking rides from one end of the UK to the other published early 70s, 155 pages, great read 14 GBP
AMERCIAN BICYCLE by Jay Pridmore and Jim Hurd and published in 1995 with 192 pages. This is a great book covering the history of bikes in the USA right from the earliest days up and inclcluding BMX, mountain bikes and recumbents. £12
ONE MORE KILOMETRE AND WE\u201dRE IN THE SHOWERS by Tim Hilton this is one of the best cycling books I\u2019ve ever read -a very personal and fascinating account of cycling from the 1950s onwards - Tim was art critic for the Guardian newspaper here in the UK and so writes just wonderfully... A truly great cycling book. 396 pages 10 GBP
RIDE AND BE DAMMED British Road Race History 1940s/50s by Chas Messenger. This is a history of the League of British Racing Cyclists, the organisation that gave the UK, mass start racing on the road. This book is beautifully illustrated and designed and tells the story of the struggles within the BLRC and struggles that ensued with the National Cyclists Union who opposed racing on the road. It contains accounts of the major events organised by the BLRC in its 16 year existence before merging with the NCU to form the BCF in 1958. It is fascinating read. 150 pages. An absolute must for anyone interested in British cycling in the 40s and 50s. 14 GBP
COMPLETE CYCLIST by John Way published c1950 great guide to bicycles and components of the the time with many line illustrations 10 GBP
CHAMPION ON TWO WHEELS. HUGH PORTER AUTOBIOGRAPHY World Champion Pursuiter. Hugh Porter was one of the most successful track pursuiters in the late 1960s and 1970s winning four world championships. 187 pages. No dustjacket hence 12 GBP
SWANN ON WHEELS Dick Swann in pictures large format over 100 pages - these were given away to friends, relations etc Dick Swann was a member of the Century Road Club of America and the Polytechnic CC in the UK and was a prolific organiser as well as being a sometime manager at Hetchins and Macleans shops totally fascinating insight into his character Very rare 35 GBP
A HISTORY OF ROVER CYCLES by Derek Roberts and John Pinkerton. This is a very detailed year by and model by model history of Rover Cycles - the company that introduced the safety bicycle. 305 pages. £12
WINGED WHEEL, a history of the Cyclists\u2019 Touring Club by Bill Oakley published by the CTC in 1977. 248pp with lots of photographs. Hardback complete with good dustjacket. 12 GBP
INTERNATIONAL CYCLING GUIDE 1980 edit by Nicholas Crane Review of the years racing worldwide, shop guide and reviews of bikes etc 288 pages Excellent read 12 GBP
INTERNATIONAL CYCLING GUIDE 1981 edit by Nicholas Crane Review of the years racing worldwide, shop guide and reviews of bikes etc 328 pages Excellent read 12 GBP
INTERNATIONAL CYCLING GUIDE 1983 edit by Nicholas Crane Review of the years racing worldwide, shop guide and reviews of bikes etc 336 pages Excellent read 12 GBP Each edition is completely different and thoroughly revised.
THE BICYCLE IN LIFE, LOVE, WAR AND LITERATURE by SEAMUS McGONAGLE 142 pages 12 GBP