More Books written by Frank Berto

THE BIRTH OF DIRT
2nd Edition

  • Softcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Cycle Publishing (January 1, 2008)
  • ISBN: 978-1-892495-61-7
  • Product Dimensions: .5 x 9 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: .75 pounds.

From the Back Cover
Re-live the birth of the sport and the invention of the machine. In this fascinating book, Frank Berto, former engineering editor of Bicycling magazine, leaves no stone unturned in his quest for the truth about the beginnings of mountain biking and the invention of the mountain bike.
Illustrated with numerous period documents and vivid photographs by two of the early pioneers themselves (Wende Cragg and Erik Koski), this book should put an end to the question of who invented the mountain bike. At the same time, it will let you experience the pioneering days of the sport for yourself.
Product Description:
Setting out to answer the question "Who invented the Mountain Bike," Frank Berto chronicles the early development of the sport and the machine. With many photographs from the early days of mountain biking by Wende Cragg and others. Also includes accounts by mountain bike pioneers Charlie Kelly and Joe Breeze.

To order from the author click here:  The Birth Of Dirt: Origins of Mountain Biking.

Bicycling Magazine's
Complete Guide to Upgrading Your Bike

  • Paperback: 308 pages

  • Publisher: Rodale Press (April 1, 1988)

  • ISBN: 0878577513

  • Product Dimensions: 1.0 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches

  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds.

I wrote this book in 1988 when I was Engineering Editor of Bicycling magazine. 25,000 copies were sold. It is a unique "How To" book for upgrading road bikes. There is nothing on mountain bikes. The chapters on, bicycle selection, gear trains, chains, pedals, wheels, tires and tubes, brakes, saddles, and seatposts contain good information that is still useful today. The chapters on cranksets, freewheels, shift levers, and derailleurs describe the state of the art components in 1988.
The "Complete Guide to Upgrading -- is out of print. Used copies are available at used book sites on the web. Unfortunately you can no longer order "Upgrading" from Frank Berto

 
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