Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Century Old DIY Book for Cycle Building and Repair

Cycle Building and Repairing with Numerous Engravings and Diagrams in Google Book Search, published in 1904. From the Library of Congress. This one has loads of diagrams and illustrations.

A fair number of illustrations shows various bits and pieces ~

Bicycle fittings (1904)

Below is a tandem for which the book describes construction - perhaps not all the details, but quite a bit.

Tandem bike from 1904

There are 17 pages about dealing with tires - one gathers that these present some issues, judging from pages such as the one shown below. "13 tires in general use" sounds like a bit of standarization was needed.

Bicycle tire (1904)

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