The Dancing Chain

History and Development of the Derailleur Bicycle

This is an updated edition of the book first introduced in the year 2000 and last updated in 2008. New texts and illustrations cover the period since 2008, and corrections have been applied throughout the books. Whereas other books on the history of cycling cover only the early period of development, The Dancing Chain is unique in that it also covers the bicycle's many technical developments since the modern safety bicycle first appeared around 1900.

Frank Berto Frank Berto is a mechanical engineer and bicycle historian, former technical editor of Bicycling Magazine. 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.

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