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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:47 am 
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Back in the early 80s I had a large hardback book with beautifully produced colour images of some of the day's best bikes. The images included a 2 page spread of a pink Super Record equipped Mercier which has stuck in my mind ever since.
I don't know what happened to the book, but I'd love to find another copy. From memory, I think it might have been a Guinness Guide to Cycling, but I've searched online and on Amazon without success.
Might anyone have a copy amongst their collection, which they could let me know the actual title and ISBN number, or, better still, consider selling to me?
The book contained images of Jack Taylor touring bikes, lots of French Tour de France machines, and felt slightly dated even then.
Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:12 am 
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could it be this...

^ Durry, J (1976). Wadley, JB. ed. The Guinness Guide to BICYCLING. Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives LTD. p. 91.

http://www.alibris.com/search/books/qwo ... 0Bicycling


or this...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guinness-Book-C ... 0851126774

first one is a reference I found on wikipedia, second one is 1996 book so it might not be that.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:15 am 
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Wow, thanks.. I think it may be the first one, as the authors ring a bell. Sadly no images available but I'll contact one of the sellers and ask.
That's brilliant- thanks very much.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:17 am 
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pm this member (GLB) he seems to have it
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 604061e183


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:18 am 
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I didn't find any images either but there is one on ebay for £7


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:23 am 
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The Ken wrote:
pm this member (GLB) he seems to have it
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 604061e183


Just seen that, but also found it on Amazon. I was searching for the Guinness Guide to Cycling, whereas it's called the Guinness Guide to Bicycling- a small, but important difference! Found a copy for £3, bought and paid for.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Looking for the same book. Does it include the double page pink Mercier photo by any chance?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:55 am 
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A quick skim through my copy doesn't show a double page spread of the mercier, but there are lots of photos of it and I may well have missed the large photo. There's plenty of detail though with close up shots of all the components, drop outs etc.


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