Bikes can be beautiful. Bikes can be functional. Sometimes they can be both. Celebrate and show off the beauty of the bike with the recently published The Bike Book – Lifestyle, Passion, Design from teNeues.
I love my bike. I do!
But sometimes I treat it like a tool, giving it little more care than the lawnmower. It’s a tool for going fast under my own power, a tool to get from Place A to Place B, a tool to keep me in somewhat reasonable shape.
So, yes, I ride it hard and put it away wet.
It was nice to look at The Bike Book and be reminded how every bike – from the top end race bike to the lowly folding commuter bike has a great beauty to it. The Bike Book presents a number of models over its 220 pages with lavish photography – 300 pictures in all – coupled with descriptions in English, French and German. The descriptions provide a nice overview of each model or style, but I always seemed to be left wanting a little more. There also seemed to be an unusual fascination with the style of brakes on each bike.
Still, there is plenty here to love, and The Bike Book deserves a place on every bike lover’s coffee table.
- Hardcover: 220 pages
- Publisher: teNeues (August 15, 2012)
- Language: English, German, French
- ISBN-10: 3832796053
- ISBN-13: 978-3832796051
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.3 x 9.8 inches
- Price: $60