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Fixed : Global Fixed-Gear Bike Culture,9781856696456

Fixed : Global Fixed-Gear Bike Culture

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ISBN13:

9781856696456

ISBN10:
1856696456
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/14/2009
Publisher(s):
Chronicle Books Llc
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Summary

Fixed-wheel cycling has today become the coolest form of urban transport, giving rise to a global fixed-wheel culture. Fixed is the first book to document fixed-wheel culture. The authors have travelled to cities around the world to examine at first hand the intersections between the fixed-wheel bikes design and its racing heritage, and the street style and customisation that are at the heart of its current popularity. Interviews with sports-people, frame-builders and those at nexus of design, art and fixed-wheel culture give an insight into fixed-wheel design, philosophy and riding experience. The book will appeal to cyclists fixedwheel riders, urban riders, racers and those interested in cycling heritage as well as to a wider design audience.

Author Biography

Andrew Edwards is a graphic designer who has also worked in furniture and industrial design, as well as making documentaries. He is a keen amateur cyclist/racer and a member of Brighton Mitre cycling club. He has a degree in Product Design from Brighton University, East Sussex.

Max Leonard has been a freelance writer for four years, and an increasingly dedicated cyclist for about the same length of time. He has written for magazines such as Straight No Chaser and Time Out.


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