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by Ron Shepherd,Raymond Henry,Frank J. Berto

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ISBN:
189249521X
Author:
Ron Shepherd,Raymond Henry,Frank J. Berto
Category:
Engineering
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cycle Pub (January 2000)
Pages:
352 pages
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It includes updates and corrections and additional illustrations. Consultant to Shimano and other bicycle and bicycle component manufacturers. He is the author of Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Upgrading Your Bicycle and Birth of Dirt: The Origins of Mountain Biking.

The Dancing Chain book. Unlike other books about the history of the bicycle, this one focuses on how the modern lightweight derailleur bike and its gearing system evolved from its early beginnings to the most recent developments in racing and mountain bikes.

The Dancing Chain - History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle. Frank Berto, Ron Shepard, and Raymond Henry. Van der Plas Publications, San Francisco, CA. ISBN 1-892495-21-X de:Kettenschaltung

The Dancing Chain - History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle. ISBN 1-892495-21-X de:Kettenschaltung. es:Transmisión de bicicleta fr:Dérailleur it:Deragliatore nl:Derailleur pl:Przerzutka rowerowa.

At first sight The Dancing Chain appears to be just about derailleurs, and 'the history and development of the derailleur bicycle' subtitle reinforces that idea

At first sight The Dancing Chain appears to be just about derailleurs, and 'the history and development of the derailleur bicycle' subtitle reinforces that idea. Those who dismiss the book as being too specialist for their interests will miss out on the unique perspective that it brings to the bicycle's history and engineering. The Dancing Chain follows developments in drivetrains over the years, and explains.

Berto, Frank . Ron Shepherd; et al. (2005). The Dancing Chain: History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle (2nd e. San Francisco, CA, USA: Cycle Publishing/Van der Plas Publications. p. 168. ISBN 1-89249-541-4. Retrieved May 30, 2017

Berto, Frank . Retrieved May 30, 2017. Berto, Frank J. (2008). The Birth of Dirt: Origins of Mountain Biking (2nd e. ISBN 978-1-892495-61-7.

by Frank Berto with contributions by Ron Shepherd, Raymond Henry, Walter Ulreich, Tony Hadland, Gordon Selby, and Jan Heine. Format: 8Ż x 11 inch trade paperback. Particular sections of The Dancing Chain tell coherent stories, but even the most extreme bicycle geeks are unşlikely to read the book cover-to-cover, The development of gear changers has been a story of competing ideas and even backward steps.

by Frank J. Berto, Ron Shepherd, Raymond Henry. ISBN 9781892495211 (978-1-892495-21-1) Hardcover, Cycle Pub, 2000. Find signed collectible books: 'The Dancing Chain: History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle'. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. com has become a leading book price comparison site

Derailleurs, aren't they those funny things on the back of your bicycle? How could a book about them possibly be interesting, especially if you don't fiddle with them? Frank Berto has written a bicycle masterpiece in a style that goes far more then just talk about gears

Unlike other bicycle history books, which cover only the first 100 years, this book deals extensively with the second century of bicycle development

Unlike other bicycle history books, which cover only the first 100 years, this book deals extensively with the second century of bicycle development. It traces the development of the modern derailleur bicycle from its crude beginnings right up to the most modern mountain bikes and road racing bicycles.

Publication Date: 28 August 2017.

The history and development of the derailleur bicycle is the story of the modern bicycle and the gadget that makes it tick: the derailleur gearing system. A decade of research by three co-authors and numerous contributers on the history of the 20th century bicycle technology.
  • Funky
Ever since 2011 when I began my cycling career, I've been a bicycle and rear derailleur enthusiast. I found out about this book on derailleur resource sites advertised, so I decided to try it. And I am NOT unhappy with it. I've learned all kind of things about the derailleur that most sites never mentioned. And I've found out about some derailleurs that I thought didn't exist. Thank you so much Frank J Berto!!! Very happy with this book. Most certainly a book I can look through and read over and over and over. If you're into bicycles and rear derailleurs, you'll adore this book.
  • Brick my own
For over 30 years, since my freshman year at UCLA, I have been an avid recreational and utility cyclist and "gear-headed" bicycle collector, tinkerer, and restorer. Since I always enjoyed Frank Berto's technical articles and insights on the design and operation of bicycle transmissions, I eagerly awaited publication of "The Dancing Chain." I was not disappointed! This well-illustrated and well-researched tome is the only comprehensive reference I have ever seen on the history of bicycle transmissions. It is a great read for any bicycle fan with an interest in history or technological evolution. My only nit-picking gripe is that the organization of the chapters sometimes makes it a little difficult to follow the chronology of a specific product line or manufacturer, although the material is all in there. I share Berto's appreciation of SunTour's innovative slant planograph rear derailleur design, which has since been almost universally copied by the competition.
  • Visonima
This is a bicycle history, told from information about drive trains, Berto's area of expertise. Some of the discussion includes social and economic contexts that clarify why certain things turned out the way they did.
  • allegro
A great book. Thorough, well researched and well written account of everything to do with gearing. The truly surprising part of the book (for me, at least) was the part that dealt with developments up until about 1910. It just goes to show that there is nothing new under the sun. There were some astonishingly advanced designs.

Moving forwards, Berto shares my opinion of Suntour (the best-shifting derailleurs for quite a few years, until their patents ran out) and Shimano. There is quite a deal of humour in the book, and I found the sections dealing with French radonneur bicycles particularly enlightening. All in all, a great resource, and one that you will refer to over and over again. Thoroughly and warmly recommended.
  • Stylish Monkey
The best book on the history and development of the
bicycle in my lifetime that I have had the pleasure
to read; written by a guy who was pretty much in the
best place to watch it happen.

This book would be a real bargain at three times the
price. Thank you Mr. Berto, thank you very much.
Such books are rare in the time and place in which we
live.
  • Dellevar
I bought the first book and thought it could not be bettered. Then I read the 3rd addition at a friends house and went out next day and bought my own. It's that good. Never again will you focus on the frame and the wheels of any bike you are looking at. The first thing you will see now, after reading this book, is the derailleur. For me it says it all. You cannot help to want to get your shifts better than they are. The wealth of data and history is amazing. Money well spent. Don't go home without it for those rainy days when even ducks stay indoors.
  • Shalinrad
Enjoy all of Mr. Berto's books. Very informative and will always remain a reference book on my shelf!
Frank Berto's book is an excellent compendium of info covering the early history of bicycles to the present day with an extraordinary documentation of all types of shifting mechanisms including closed hubs and modern click shifters. What a fabulous resource for repairing or just understanding what makes those little gears work! Bravo.