DISRAELI DOCUMENTS

Andrew Ritchie & Rob van der Plas
Cycle History 11

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With its subtitle “Proceedings, 11th International Cycling History Conference, Osaka Japan, 23 - 25 August 2000” this worthy tome is packed with equally worthy content. But the derailleur junkie turns straight to page 93 to read ‘History of the Derailleur in Japan’ by Hiroshi Nakamura.

As the blurb states; ‘Mr Nakamura is the curator of the Sakai Bicycle Museum, which houses the Shimano collection’. His short paper is simply the most complete English language history of Japanese derailleurs up to the point where they were commonly exported to the west.


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