The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles

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The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles

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By Jan Heine and Jean-Pierre Pradères


The Golden Age of Handbuilt bicycles is a book about 20th century French artisan bicycle builders. The book introduces 50 custom bicycles dated before the World War II to this day when just a few of them are still in the business. 

 

During the "Golden Age," small makers built amazing bicycles that transcended their function to become a form of art. Their craftsmanship was not limited to the frame, but included hand-made derailleurs, brakes, stems, racks and other components. The entire bicycle was carefully designed and crafted as a unit, combining function and beauty. Famous makers like René Herse, Alex Singer, Jo Routens and others spent countless hours on each bicycle in their search for perfection.

Published 2011
Pages 168 pages

By Jan Heine and Jean-Pierre Pradères


The Golden Age of Handbuilt bicycles is a book about 20th century French artisan bicycle builders. The book introduces 50 custom bicycles dated before the World War II to this day when just a few of them are still in the business. 

 

During the "Golden Age," small makers built amazing bicycles that transcended their function to become a form of art. Their craftsmanship was not limited to the frame, but included hand-made derailleurs, brakes, stems, racks and other components. The entire bicycle was carefully designed and crafted as a unit, combining function and beauty. Famous makers like René Herse, Alex Singer, Jo Routens and others spent countless hours on each bicycle in their search for perfection.

Published 2011
Pages 168 pages