Motorized Bicycle book ?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by BGRooster1, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. BGRooster1

    BGRooster1 New Member

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    Not sure where to put this ..crt.
    Saw online that Tom Bartlett has a book out on motorized bicycles . Has anyone read this book and if so is it any good ?
     
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    Heard about it, can't seem to find anything else myself.
     
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    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I think we have a book being written daily right here with all sorts of information being constantly updated. What book do you know of that can answer questions which have not yet been asked until you ask it? This hobby/sport/endeavor is constantly changing as new hardware, new engines, and ideas coming from all sorts of creative people are shared. I see a huge difference in the general level of builds from say, two years ago when I signed on. The bar of excellence and innovation keeps getting raised here, on the best motor bicycle forum in the world and the very best forum I have been privileged to be a part of. We are our own book.
    SB
     
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    BGRooster1 New Member

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    Silverbear . Take a pill . I asked a simple question .
    Some people still like a book to read and can't always have an internet connection available. Simple question , looking for a simple answer .
     
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    Pinoyxprss New Member

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    A Book would be a great start for newbies like me, I'm sure it has information on basic setup.

    Good find

    Thanks
    JD
     
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    I believe what Silver Bear is saying is that a book, no matter how comprehensive, is essentially a 'snap shot' of how things actually are. This hobby is ever changing and evolving to the point that a published book will only give you a look at how things are at the moment the writer finished his effort. That's depending on the author's experience.
    Innovation is what keeps this hobby alive and well. Relying one one person's 'opinions' is a narrow focus that you'd be better off to avoid. If a book is what you need then go for it but you'll find quickly that what you read today might well be 'old hat' tomorrow.
    Tom
     
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    I think it's cool to read about the history of the motorized bike and I think that is what the book is focused on.
     
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    I know this is an old thread. I just recieved this book , Motorized Bicycles by Tom Bartlett. I just enjoy reading about history...and this book has quite a lot in it about the old days . Starting with steam powered bicycles and then into the early 1900's and so on. Good read so far. I bought it on amazon.
     
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    That book is written by Tom who used to own the other site, it is just a compilation of info from the other site, the internet and some pics. This forum you can find anything and everything needed for your motorized bicycle.
    Motorbicycling.com. - The ultimate user guide
     
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