Ever dreamed of life as one long tweed ride where the roads are almost empty of cars, where everyone dresses as if they are characters in a Tintin story, and there are no mountain bikes whatsoever? (lol) …
Well then, this little book is for You!
It’s called “The Art of Easy Cycling” by the Renold and Coventry Chain Co. and this edition was printed in England in 1946. It’s a cycling guide and an advertisement for their chains, written by F.J. Urry and illustrated with line drawings by F. Patterson. The Renold company apparently still exists today, and as I researched it online I discovered a newer version of the same book on flickr, I think from the 60’s.
Here then are some of the quaint but useful extracts:
There is some I have left out – it’s 23 pages approx. I apologise for the sizes, I am having some iphoto grief lately..
Happy Easy Cycling!