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La Bicyclette: sa Construction et sa Forme

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THIS is a reproduction of a series of articles which appeared in vol. xxxiii. of Le Génie Civil, and forms, in some measure, a supplement to the author's “Nouveau Traité des Bicycles et Bicyclettes.” With the exception of an appendix on the theory of ball-bearings, the present work is non-mathematical in character, and is addressed to all cyclists who take an intelligent interest in their machines. The first chapter is devoted to an historical summary, then follow chapters on the frame, steering, bearings, gearing, change-speed gears, wheels and tyres, tricycles, accessories, and hygiene of touring.

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