Category Archives: Bicycle Design

Classic French Cyclotouring Bicycles: Impetus for Two-Wheeled Innovation


The Golden Age of Handbuilt Biycles: Craftsmanship, Elegance and Function Written by Jan Heine (Vintage Bicycle Press/Rizzoli, 2009) Review by Jeffrey Morseburg Historically, the sport of cycling has suffered from a poor press, especially in the English language.  Cycling books … Continue reading

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Bicycle Craftsmanship Makes a Comeback


Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle By Julie Lasky (Lars Muller Publishers, 2010) Review by Jeffrey Morseburg This past spring, an exhibition titled “Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle” opened at New York’s Museum of Art and Design. This is the ideal location for … Continue reading

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Yes, A Bicycle Built for You


Custom Bicycles: A Passionate Pursuit By Christine Elliott and David Jablonka (Images Publishing, 2009) Review by Jeffrey Morseburg In periods of great technological change, there have often been movements where people reach back to the past for inspiration, to a … Continue reading

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The Bicycle and Pop Culture


Velo: Bicycle Culture and Design By the Editors of Bicycling Magazine (Gestalten, 2003, 320 Pages) Review by Jeffrey Morseburg This is a bicycle book for the young and hip.  It is an overview on the contemporary trends in bicycle design, … Continue reading

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