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Biking Culture……The bicycle as Objet d’Art

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Michael Embacher is a passionate bicycle enthusiast and collector. He has a very slick website that showcases his collection. He also has a new book, Cyclepedia: a century of iconic bicycle design. Here’s a blurb from the publisher, Chronicle Books:

An homage to the beauty of the bike, Cyclepedia showcases the innovations and legacies of bicycle design over the past century. Join longtime bike enthusiast and avid collector Michael Embacher for a tour of 100 bicycles, from the finest racing bikes and high-tech hybrids to the bizarrely specific (such as a bike designed to cycle on ice). Captivating photographs, detailed component lists, and anecdotal information illuminate the details that make each bicycle unique.

A brilliant concept: a bicycle disguised to look like a Vespa! This was produced by a French toy manufacturer (to capture the attention of children no doubt, but I’d buy one). See more details at the Embacher Collection.

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October 9th, 2011 at 10:29 am


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  1. Love it! I think my little gnome would look pretty stylish on one of these!


    28 Oct 11 at 8:02 pm

  2. Jodie/ i agree! Your little gnome would look pretty cute on the vespa. but maybe you want to try her out on one of these kid’s balance bikes first. the Skuut is pretty popular:

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