Front cover of Cyclepedia - A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs by Michael Embacher.
A spread featuring the 1978 reincarnated model of the Sølling Pedersen bicycle...
... whose original design was put in place by Mikael Pedersen (1855-1929).
One of the few folding bikes with 28-inch wheels, this fashionable bicycle by Trussardi was produced in a run of 3000 in 1983.
Pictured here is the Cinetica Giotto model number 1010 circa 1990...
... a highly coveted collectors’ bike.
A Köthke model, circa 1948, which Embacher describes as made ’by specialists for specialists’.
The Colnago Brügelmann (circa 1979) was sold by dealers Manfred and Rolf Brügelmann...
... who brought out this version of the luxurious Colnago model under their own name.
The book also looks at a forward-thinking folding bike its time, the Duemila, circa 1968.
The René Herse Diagonal, which Embacher cites as the ’crème de la crème of touring bikes’.
The René Herse frame shown here is number 6955.
An up-close inspection of the featherweight Mecadural Pélissier, which belonged to the Mecadural series of aluminium bicycles produced by Mercier after World War II.
This rather cumbersome bike, nicknamed Inconnu (meaning ’unknown’), is apparently the only one of its kind in existence.
The Copenhagen, circa 1995, by Danish designers Herskind + Herskind.
The Vélastic, a 1925 model with adjustable seat height, by the Vialle brothers.
It’s hard not to love the unconventional tandem make-up of Tur Meccaica’s 1980 Bi Bici bicycle, which actually measures only slightly larger than a single bike.
The Gazelle Champion Mondial road bicycle (circa 1981), apart from its enjoyable riding experience, became renowed for its original Colrout cranks - the crank lever was at least 34 millimetres short of the standard.
The 1992 Breezer Beamer, a model still manufactured today, was the first mountain bike with complete suspension to win the Downhill World Championships in 1992.