The staff of ‘Cycling’ -
Cycling Book of Maintenance

The staff of Cycling - Cycling Book of Maintenance front cover main image

This ‘invaluable’ Cycling Magazine publication, dating from 1945, has a short section devoted to derailleur gears - containing the particularly invaluable comment that gear changing is a matter of ‘knack’.

It also contains adverts with some snappy wartime slogans: ‘Today working for victory, tomorrow again pre-eminent in modern mudguarding...’.

If loose lips sink ships, god knows what damage could be done by any loss of upper lip stiffness.