Samuel D wrote:
pedalsheep wrote:If you can find a copy of 'Every Cyclists Handbook' by F H Camm published by Newnes in 1936 it covers absolutely everything from bike mechanics to building the perfect bike shed.
A quick question: does that include information on tyres? I suppose so but would like to be sure before ordering a copy.
There is a chapter on care and repair of tyres including a page of diagrams of various tyre and rim sections. Shows types of tyre but not specific brands.
The intro says 'I have endeavoured within its covers to compress all of the information which the cyclist requires for reference purposes............It is hoped that this volume will take its place as the standard work on the bicycle...........It has been my aim to include information which will appeal to the clubman, the utility cyclist and .......the lone rider.'
It is certainly a comprehensive volume. I don't know what Abe are charging, I got mine quite cheaply on EBay a few years ago.
'Why cycling for joy is not the most popular pastime on earth is still a mystery to me.'
Frank J Urry, Salute to Cycling, 1956.