42x12: The Cult of Fixed
by Gary Shove
Publisher's Description
The fixed gear bicycle is the simplest of human powered machines, and legions of riders have discovered the joy of the “fixie.” To those in the know, 42 x 12 is a gear ratio, and a demanding one at that, but this isn’t a book about equipment, rather an attempt to get under the skin of riders risking life and limb in pursuit of their passion. 42 x12 - The Cult of Fixed examines the global repercussions of fixed-gear and single speed bicycle culture. Through contemporary observation and the collaboration of those on the inside from Taiwan to New York, London to Tokyo, 42 x12 gives a unique insight into what’s going on at ground level. Features within 42 x 12 include: The Tweed Run, as distinguished gents bring style and sophistication to the streets of London; messenger and alley cat racing, requiring the need for more than just speed in an urban environment; indoor and keirin racing, eyeballs out at 150 Revolutions per minute.
ISBN: 095591213X
Publisher: Pro Actif Communications
Hardcover : 192 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.5 x 0.9 inches
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