Thursday, December 22, 2011

Attention All Brompton Fans!

Are you an avid lover of all things Brompton? Do you ever wonder how this marvelous little machine came to be? Wonder about the people behind it?

Well, here's your chance to learn all about one of the finest folding bikes made to date - The Brompton Bicycle, by David Henshaw, is now in its second edition, and we have it here at bikes@vienna! Priced at $24, the book is a fascinating look into the story of the Brompton, as well as a good overview of folding bikes through the years.

David Henshaw is the editor of A to B Magazine, an excellent little publication devoted to folding bikes and electric bikes. It's available in an electronic edition via Exact Editions, and is quite informative and fun to read.

A good review of the first edition is here:

And a brief followup on the second:

1 comment:

Bikewritercat said...

You don't have to own a Brompton to enjoy this book. It has something for just about everyone: bicyclists, of course, but also designers, marketers and anyone who's curious how a British bicycle company not only survived the 1990s but thrived. Books figured out the folding thing centuries ago; bicycles only recently. This volume captures both technological leaps at once. Unfold and read immediately.