"Godfather of Cycling"

microcord

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I only knew of him as the author of Richard's Bicycle Book, but this deserved the praise lavished on it in the Telegraph obituary.

My father had a copy of the edition that explained how to dispatch dogs. I seem to remember that there was quite a rumpus about this. A later edition omitted the explanation.

That's a handsome recumbent trike he's on --



but I wonder about the ramp breakover angle.
 
jdd

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I only knew of him as the author of Richard's Bicycle Book, but this deserved the praise lavished on it in the Telegraph obituary.

My father had a copy of the edition that explained how to dispatch dogs. I seem to remember that there was quite a rumpus about this. A later edition omitted the explanation.

That's a handsome recumbent trike he's on --



but I wonder about the ramp breakover angle.
I'm still amazed. You can know this, but you apparently don't know that SPD is Shimano...

(tho I have no idea what "ramp breakover angle" is...!)
 
microcord

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jdd , it's also simply called breakover angle:



Here's word of a surprising side to the book: its dedication to a Weatherman (and "hero"). This piece also mentions "a couple of long forgotten books on non-cycling subjects"; the first of these is Africa Addio, a very familiar title. Perhaps thei was a book version ("novelization") of the schlockumentary.