The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles presents fifty hand-built bicycles, lovingly created by small craftsmen. These makers carefully built not only the frames, but in many cases also the parts, including brakes, stems, racks, derailleurs, and other components. Many of their revolutionary innovations have helped shaped the standard models we use today. The book features brilliant full-color photographs of models from 1910 to the present day, each one carefully crafted over hours by famous makers such as Alex Singer and René Herse, as well as lesser-known small designers. Close-ups reveal unique details and show the level of craftsmanship that went into producing these elegant machines--one that has rarely been surpassed. Chronological text that sets the scene, and vintage images of both the makers and the riders provide a historical complement.