I found this book as I was reading through Cool Hunting and I am putting it on my wish list! It seems like the perfect primer for my foray into urban cycling. It’s humorous and unpretentious with a fresh mix of historical nuggets, cycling-disaster anecdotes and straightforward bike safety information. But the 2-color line illustrations by Christopher Koelle are really what sealed the deal for me. I wouldn’t be able to resist buying this book even just for the illustrations if I had seen this at a store.
Bike Snob cover
I will probably find myself ordering this online from Chronicle Books tonight when I’m sitting at my desk back home. They have a 20% discount + free shipping, which puts the original price of $16.95 at $13.56! Granted it’s a small book at 5″ x 7″ but it’s got a hardcover. I’d say that’s not bad, not bad at all.