By Robert Hurst, Marla Streb
Author note: Marla Streb (Foreword)
The bicyclist is lower than assault from all instructions - the streets are ragged, the air is poison, and the drivers are offended. as though that weren't adequate, the yankee bicycle owner needs to hold the load of background alongside on each ride.
After a short heyday on the flip of the 20 th century, American cyclists fell out of the social attention, turning into an afterthought while our towns have been deliberate and equipped. Cyclists this present day are left to navigate, like rats in a sewer, via a troublesome and unsympathetic global that was once no longer made for them. but, with the right kind angle and just a little wisdom, cyclists can thrive during this antagonistic environment.
Covering even more than simply using a motorcycle in site visitors, writer Robert Hurst paints, in uncanny element, the demanding situations, thoughts, and artwork of using a motorcycle on America's smooth streets and roadways. The artwork of Cycling dismantles the bicycling adventure and slides it lower than the microscope, piece through piece. Its basic hindrance is safeguard, yet this e-book is going way past the standard counsel and how-to, diving in to the geographical regions of background, psychology, sociology, and economics.
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500 single. The Red Hunter line was soon expanded to include 250cc and 350cc models. From the start, the machine’s merits were recognized by trials and grass-track riders, but it was not until Edward Turner embarked on a styling exercise that involved brighter colors and more chromium plating that it became popular with the general public. By the late 1930s, it was well established, with a loyal following until production of the model ceased in 1959. The bike illustrated on this page is a 350 model from 1937.
Ironically, the engine was an almost-perfect copy of a fourcylinder, 500cc Honda power unit, but with two extra cylinders grafted on. The alternator was mounted behind the cylinders in a rather futile attempt to reduce the engine’s width. Although prototypes appeared as early as 1972, production models did not reach the market until 1974. This is a 1976 model. c. engine is based on the Honda layout Twin-piston brake callipers The unusual six-pipe exhaust system was dropped on the 900cc versions that followed 42 Bianchi ES250/1 BIANCHI ES250/1 THIS 1937 ES250/1 MODEL was typical of the quality machines produced by Bianchi.
Steib sidecars were built at Nürnberg from the late 1920s and were noted for their quality. SPECIFICATIONS MODEL BMW R60 CAPACITY 594cc POWER OUTPUT 28 bhp WEIGHT 445 lb (202 kg); S. car: 150 lb (68 kg) TOP SPEED 75 mph (120 km/h) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany Knock-off wheel nuts Tool tray positioned on top of large-capacity fuel tank BMW R69/S 53 After-market largecapacity fuel tank also contains oil and battery Leading-link Earles forks were used on BMW road bikes from 1955 to 1969 SPECIFICATIONS Frame around sidecar doubles as bumper bar MODEL BMW R69/S CAPACITY 594cc POWER OUTPUT 42 bhp WEIGHT 445 lb (202 kg) TOP SPEED 110 mph (177 km/h) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany BMW Suspension adjustment lever R69/S THE R69/S WAS A sports version of BMW’s rather staid 600cc twin and was produced between 1959 and 1969.
Art of Cycling: A Guide to Bicycling in 21st-Century America by Robert Hurst, Marla Streb