I, for one, would love to see some scans of these books, however, at 400+ pages, how would you choose! Still, keep them safe, and someday share them!
Bill Gibson, at 114F/46C, in a very dry, and lethally brilliant Tempe, AZ, USA
On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Doug Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thought I 'd share my thoughts on the following subject.
> Here am I on wet and dull June midsummer day browsing through a 1953 editio
> n of
> of Every Cyclists Pocket Book by F.J.Camm former editor of Practical Mecha
> and The Cyclist and Practical Engineering. Comprehensive is an understateme
> nt of
> its 400 hundred pages , 118 illustrations and 30 headed contents over its p
> Its most outstanding feature is not its contents but its size 5" x 3.1/4" X
> 1" thick.
> Not even the modern Google could compete with the information crammed into
> pages. The first 150 are all on bike maintenance others include,cycling law
> camping , interesting cycling information leading into train fares ,holders
> of the
> road records ,standards and various tables/statistics of the era.
> Although all the contents are of Great Britain browsing through much of it
> encompass the subject of our bikes we CR enthusiasts share today. I cannot
> or know of any such books were written in the States or other countries tha
> t would
> have been published a book like this little gem.
> Outdated it maybe but interesting it certainly is!
> Doug Smith
> North Dorset