I have quite a number of cycling books for sale - this is the first list, there are more to come. I am happy to ship abroard.
I can take payment a number of ways - bank transfer (preferred), Paypal, cheque in GBP, cash sent registered post, Traveller’s cheques in $ etc.
Viewing or personal collection welcomed.
Hilary Stone, Bristol, UK
THE STORY OF THE RALEIGH CYCLE - excellent copy of the rare 1975 published hardback book by Gregory Houston Bowden, great grandson of Raleigh’s 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. £25
EVERY CYCLIST’S HANDBOOK 1936 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. £19
100 YEARS OF CYCLING ROAD RECORDS by Roy Green. This book has some lovely photos and is well written. It details the story of road place to place records in the UK from 1888. 110 pages. £10
ALPACA TO SKINSUIT Time trialling history UK by Bernard Thompson 47pp with many photos. This was published in 1988 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the RTTC, the governing body for time trialling in the UK. This is an excellent A4 format book that gives great insight into British time trialling. £12
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
SCHWINN BICYCLES by Jay Pridmore and Jim Hurd and published in 1996 with 160 pages. This is a great book covering the history of Schwinn including the Paramounts and track bikes. £12
LET’S 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
THE FOREIGN LEGION by Rupert Guinness and published in 1993. This tells the story of English speaking riders in the Tour de France from the 1970s/80s on specifically - Phil Anderson, Sean Kelly, Sean Yates, Robert Miller, Greg Lemond, Paul Sherwen, Stephen Roche etc. An excellent read. Excellent photos. 176 pages. £10
INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF TOUR DE FRANCE by Phillipe Brunel and published in 1996. It has one of the very best sets of photos from TDF from the earliest years up until the 1990s. Large format 156 pages. £12
FAUSTO COPPI by Jacques Augendre Lovely illustrated biography large format 157 pages £15
FAUSTO COPPI BOOK by Peter Duker practically perfect copy privately published in 1982. This hardback biography of Fausto Coppi is very rare and has 92 pages which include a section of photographs - Peter Duker was one of the best cycling writers in England in the 1970s/80s. £35
STURMEY ARCHER MASTER CATALOGUE 1956
Offered for sale is an excellent copy of the 1956 Sturmey Archer Master Catalogue and manual; the pages are quite clean with only a few minor marks. This is an essential manual for Sturmey Archer enthusiasts. With this manual all of the 50s Sturmey hubs can be dismantled and rebuilt - importantly it contains the essential fault finding charts. This Master catalogue contains parts lists, exploded diagrams, assembly and disassembly instructions, gear ratio charts, and axle charts for all the classic Sturmey Archer hubs AW, AG, FG, FW, FM, FC, ASC, AB, AC, AM, TCW, SW as well the Dynohub and brake hubs. 178 pages of absolutely fascinating information and essential for any Sturmey Archer enthusiast. £28
REG HARRIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY Two Wheels to the Top 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’s most successful cyclists ever and a multi world champion. £20
FAUSTO COPPI by Jean-Paul Olliver excellent biography of Coppi, now I believe out of print 202 pages £10
THE INGENIOUS MR PEDERSEN Dursley Pedersen history by David Evans. This book is the standard reference work on Dursley Pedersen bikes and is now much in demand and quite rare. It is 144 pages long. £20
MOULTON BICYCLE Tony Hadland excellent copypublished in 1981 which tells the story of the F frame Moultons. 156 pages. Paperback. Really rather rare. £25
KING OF THE ROAD by Andrew Ritchie Perhaps the best bicycle history book published in 1975. This is a wonderful history of cycling and bicycles despite one or two small errors - it has some really great photos not published elsewhere and is very readable. 192 pages Paperback £12
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. £15