“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Scientific American Magazine, 1896
This is the opening quote used in Cyclepedia. A beautifully put together book covering iconic bicycle design. The author Michael Embacher has been seeking out bikes from the last 90 years and photographed them in detail.
Each bike has a brief description of its history and some interesting facts. Like for example the above picture of the BSA Paratrooper – a bike that was parachuted in from the sky during World War II.