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The South African Bike Book & Events Guide (Paperback): Tim Brink The South African Bike Book & Events Guide (Paperback)
Tim Brink
R32 R28 Discovery Miles 280 Save R4 (13%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

If you love cycling and want to learn more about this sport, then The South African Bike Book & Events Guide is for you.

Cycling is a complex sport and if you want to improve your abilities, whether it is just to make it to the top of your nearest hill without stopping, or whether to win a champion race, cycling takes dedication and sacrifice. In this book we give you everything you need to equip yourself to become the best cyclist you can be. The book will introduce you to the origins of the humble bicycle, as well as key safety and cycling regulations and tips on staying alive.

As a cyclist knowing your equipment and the anatomy of your bike is important. This book gives you all the information you require on how to buy the correct bike, the variety of bikes on the market, how the various options differ, and how many different ones you need to covet, rather than need. Other chapters include the gear (kitting yourself out properly), the workshop (how to care for your bike), set-up and skills (basic set-up, road skills and MTB skills) as well as training and nutrition (the basics, recovery, injury and illness). The last chapter focuses on top events highlighting the top 5 road races and MTB races and other popular cycle races, uniquely African races, DIY and the ultras.

Of course once you have equipped yourself with this knowledge we give you a fantastic ride and training logbook, because practice makes perfect.

So get your ride on, with the ultimate South Africa Bike Book & Events Guide today!

Bikers' Britain (Spiral bound, 2nd New edition): Simon Weir Bikers' Britain (Spiral bound, 2nd New edition)
Simon Weir 1
R430 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R147 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

2nd edition of Bikers' Britain with updated content and 82 routes, 36 of them are brand new for this edition. For motorcyclists in the UK, from open-throttle straights to expert curves, from soaring mountains to windswept coastlines. An absolute must-have for the five million native riders and the tens of thousands of bikers who visit Britain each year, the book is packed with a selection of week-long, day long, half-day and shorter routes on the country's most exciting and picturesque roads. Each ride has been ridden and reviewed by expert bikers and includes an easy-read large-scale AA route map. The content stays fresh and exciting whether you use it as a top-box essential or for planning your next dream trip from the comfort of your armchair.

Chevelle SS Restoration Guide 1965-1972 (Paperback, First): Paul A. Hurd Chevelle SS Restoration Guide 1965-1972 (Paperback, First)
Paul A. Hurd
R817 R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Save R179 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Get all the details exactly right on engines, frames, suspension, exterior, interior, and more. Includes all the vital numbers to assure authenticity, including original parts numbers. Don't settle for less Your Super Sport deserves the best. "Important features in this book include 350 photos and diagrams." Collector Car News.

Really? (Paperback): Jeremy Clarkson Really? (Paperback)
Jeremy Clarkson 1
R340 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R73 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

* PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY * Clarkson's Back - and he's really had it this time. From his first job as a travelling sales rep selling Paddington Bears to his latest incarnation as gentleman farmer, Jeremy Clarkson's love of cars has seen him through some deeply trying times. And in a world so persistently infuriating there's sometimes nothing for it but to throw up your hands and ride full-throttle over the speed-bumps. But as Jeremy raced through there was plenty to ponder along the way, including: * Why nothing good has ever been achieved in a meeting * The side effects of muesli * How to navigate London when every single road is being dug up at once * Why we are forced to share the planet with people who read online reviews of dishwashers * And what, exactly, is the point of a driverless car? It's testing stuff, but happily Jeremy's not quite reached the end of his tether yet. Fuelled by hi-octane enthusiasm and irrepressible curiosity, he's put his foot down again. Seatbelts on ...

It's on the Meter - One Taxi, Three Mates and 43,000 Miles of Misadventures around the World (Paperback): Paul Archer,... It's on the Meter - One Taxi, Three Mates and 43,000 Miles of Misadventures around the World (Paperback)
Paul Archer, Johno Ellison 1
R325 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R120 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When three friends - Paul, Johno and Leigh - clicked `buy' on an iconic London cab, little did they know what they were letting themselves in for. Leaving the Big Smoke in their taxi bound for Sydney, the lads began a 43,000-mile trip that would take them off the beaten track to some of the most dangerous and deadly places on earth. By the time they arrived home, they would manage against all the odds to circumnavigate the globe and break two world records. From altercations with the Iranian secret police to narrowly escaping the Taliban, the trio's adventure is filled with hair-raising escapades. Feel the fear, revel in the fun and meet some of the hundred passengers the taxi picked up along the way, as the authors take you on their action-packed journey.

Autonomy - The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How it Will Reshape Our World (Paperback): Lawrence D. Burns Autonomy - The Quest to Build the Driverless Car and How it Will Reshape Our World (Paperback)
Lawrence D. Burns; As told to Christopher Shulgan 1
R255 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R54 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A fascinating hybrid. Part freewheeling history of the rise of the modern autonomous vehicle, part intimate memoir from an insider who was on the front lines for much of that history, Autonomy will more than bring readers up to speed on one of today's most closely watched technologies' Brian Merchant, author of The One Device From the ultimate insider - a former General Motors executive and current advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car project - comes the definitive story of the race between Google, Tesla and Uber to create the driverless car. We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. In the near future, most of us will not own automobiles, but will travel instead in driverless electric vehicles summoned at the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, so that the time we spend in cars can be put to more productive use. We will prevent more than 90 percent of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the elderly and disabled and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Autonomy tells the story of the maverick engineers and computer experts who triggered the revolution. Lawrence Burns - long-time adviser to the Google self-driving car project (now Waymo) and former corporate vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors - provides the perfectly timed history of how we arrived at this point, in a character-driven and vivid account of the unlikely thinkers who accomplished what billion-dollar automakers never dared. Beginning at a 2004 off-road robot race across the Mojave Desert with a million-dollar purse and continuing up to the current stampede to develop driverless technology, Autonomy is a page-turning chronicle of the past, a diagnosis of the present and a prediction of the future - the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it has sparked.

Long Way Back (Paperback): Charley Boorman Long Way Back (Paperback)
Charley Boorman 1
R262 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R84 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

February 16, 2016: motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman suffers a major road traffic accident in Portugal, breaking his hand and ankle and shattering his left leg. It's unclear if he'll ever walk properly again, let alone ride a motorbike. Bed-bound in a foreign hospital far from home, a lengthy recovery period awaits. For the son of a touring film director, used to being on the road in one way or another since childhood, it's an unwelcome change. Charley's life has always been all about the challenge: but now he's facing a challenge of a different sort. Told in his own words, Long Way Back is a story of a recovery. More than that, however, it's a story of a life lived without fear; from child actor to painter-and-decorator to television presenter and professional biker, always on the lookout for the next adventure. It's the story of how an unconventional upbringing led to an unconventional adulthood - with all its highs and lows, epic journeys and broken bones. Mostly, though, it's the story of one man and his motorbikes.

The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car - Everything You Wanted to Know About Cars and Some Things You Probably Didn'T (Hardcover): The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car - Everything You Wanted to Know About Cars and Some Things You Probably Didn'T (Hardcover)
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R676 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R240 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Did you know there are over 47,000 facts in the world?* And the good news is, many of them are in this book. That's right, The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car is the only reference guide you need for cars, driving and all related matters, especially if you're not too fussed about those facts being accurate. In this lavishly tooled book you will find a rich and satisfying collection of motor-related informations from the origins of Porsche and the fate of Lada to the dark history of the Wankel engine and the correct name for those weird little hairs on new tyres. Throughout the book, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are on hand to share their knowledge and wisdom, and then we've made the pictures bigger to fill in the gaps around it. If you want to impress your friends, and then annoy your friends, and then cause your friends to think "Oh God, now they're telling us about the slightly ironic way in which the founder of MG died" before hurriedly leaving your house, possibly forever, The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car is the book for you. The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car - literally bursting with facts!** * Grand Tour estimate ** Not literally

Why We Drive - Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Hardcover): Matthew B Crawford Why We Drive - Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Hardcover)
Matthew B Crawford
R693 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R142 (20%) Pre-order
The Bicycle Artisans (Hardcover): Will Jones The Bicycle Artisans (Hardcover)
Will Jones 1
R857 R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Save R276 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Here is an alphabetically presented, richly illustrated guide to 88 of the most creative bicycle makers working today, includes established names such as Achielle, Cielo Cycles and Corima and new kids on the block such as Art & Industry, Bondi Beach Cruisers and Foffa, as well as product designers (Torkel Dohmers, Marc Newson). Today's cyclists are seeking increasingly custom-made bicycles as reflections of their personalities - whether a Danish-style cargo bike, a recumbent, a cyclocross trainer or a randonneur. Often working in tiny studios and workshops in hidden parts of our cities, the master craftsmen featured in these pages produce pieces that are highly personal and sought after and rarely seen.

2020 Commonwealth & Empire Stamps 1840-1970 (Paperback): Hugh Jefferies 2020 Commonwealth & Empire Stamps 1840-1970 (Paperback)
Hugh Jefferies
R2,429 Discovery Miles 24 290 In stock
Auto Log Book (Hardcover): Inc Peter Pauper Press Auto Log Book (Hardcover)
Inc Peter Pauper Press
R210 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R39 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book - How To Prep Your Bike Like The Pros (Hardcover): Luke Edwardes-Evans The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book - How To Prep Your Bike Like The Pros (Hardcover)
Luke Edwardes-Evans
R666 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R276 (41%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book goes exclusively behind the scenes with the finest professional cycling mechanics during the most gruelling and high-pressure bike race in the world. Working at the cutting edge of bicycle technology, Tour mechanics expertly maintain high performance race bikes every day throughout the Tour. The highlight, for many fans, is watching the bikes being prepared before a stage and serviced after it. The reader is put in the fans' shoes, with exclusive insights and images from the life of a Tour mechanic, with in-race stories and technical advice. Practical sections in each chapter show the home mechanic how to perform essential maintenance tasks and personalise their own bicycles to Tour de France standards. Even if bikes are serviced by shop mechanics, vital checks and regular adjustments are covered in these pages and, to make a bike stand out, there are professional tricks of the trade as well as the small but telling detailing jobs to enhance the bike's looks. Another feature of The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book focuses on the growing interest in classic racing machines, which are collected, ridden and displayed in 'Eroica' festivals, events celebrating the heroic age of cycling. These, of course, include Tour de France bikes from the past 75 years and there are features on these classic bikes, with maintenance tips using traditional tools and techniques.

Aston Martin DB - 70 Years (Hardcover): Andrew Noakes Aston Martin DB - 70 Years (Hardcover)
Andrew Noakes; Foreword by Roger Carey 1
R1,011 R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Save R376 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Le Mans champions to James Bond's favourite ride to today's supercars, Aston Martin DB celebrates 70 years of Britain's greatest sports cars with this superb collection of over 250 stunning, and often rarely seen images from the Aston Martin Heritage Trust archive. From the very first DB1 to the iconic DBs of the 1960s to the very latest DB11, this stylish, lavishly illustrated book is a fitting celebration of one of the world's most enduring sports cars. The fast, beautiful sports cars that Aston Martin built under David Brown's ownership won the Le Mans 24-hour race and the World Sports Car Championship, and provided James Bond with his most famous transport: the ejector-seat equipped DB5 that won acclaim in Goldfinger. Though the DB era ended when Brown sold the company in 1972, its influence continued to be felt - James Bond's most recent car was the specially-made DB10, and Aston Martin has just launched its most complete car ever, the DB11 - and the initials 'DB' mean as much to Aston Martin now as ever. The perfect gift for fans of fast and beautiful cars! Chapters include: 1 Birth of a Legend 2 Crisis and Renewal 3 Designs on Victory 4 The Englishman's Ferrari 5 End of an Era 6 The DB Legacy

Driven Mind (Paperback): Garry Sowerby Driven Mind (Paperback)
Garry Sowerby
R360 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R91 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
How to Rebuild and Modify Your Manual Transmission (Paperback): Robert Bowen How to Rebuild and Modify Your Manual Transmission (Paperback)
Robert Bowen
R712 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R149 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is an essential step-by-step guide. This resource explains how to rebuild and modify transmissions from both rear- and front-wheel-drive cars. It explains the principles behind the workings of all manual transmissions, and helps readers understand what they need to do and know to rebuild their own transmissions. It includes how to determine what parts to replace; how and why to replace certain seals, spacers, springs, forks, and other parts; and where to find (and how to measure) the specifications for each particular transmission.

Art of the Mustang (Hardcover): Donald Farr Art of the Mustang (Hardcover)
Donald Farr; Photographs by Tom Loeser
R1,062 R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Save R319 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Buses Yearbook 2020 (Hardcover, 2020th edition): Stewart J. Brown Buses Yearbook 2020 (Hardcover, 2020th edition)
Stewart J. Brown 1
R515 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R97 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Weekend Projects for Your Modern Corvette - C4, C5, & C6 (Paperback): Tom Benford Weekend Projects for Your Modern Corvette - C4, C5, & C6 (Paperback)
Tom Benford
R863 R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Save R185 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

However perfect a Corvette may be, it can always use a little work--upgrades to the engine or body, performance improvements, modifications to make it your own.And whatever you want to do to your Corvette, this book shows you how.Covering the three modern generations of America's favorite sports car, Weekend Projects for Your Modern Corvette" is the ultimate guide for maintaining, upgrading, and personalizing your Corvette.Basic maintenance, bodywork, painting, interior upgrades, audio/visual customizations, wheels, tires, shocks, lights and electrical, accessories--a total of 52 projects, one for every weekend, for a year's worth of Corvette upgrades; and the author details the needed skills, tools, and parts, as well as how much time and money you can expect to spend.As the title suggests, all of these projects can be completed in a few hours over the weekend.Whichever model (or models) you own, Weekend Projects for Your Corvette" is the book that can take your Corvette that much closer to the car of your dreams.

Billy Lane's How to Build Old School Choppers, Bobbers and Customs (Paperback): Billy Lane Billy Lane's How to Build Old School Choppers, Bobbers and Customs (Paperback)
Billy Lane
R663 R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Billy Lane is the fastest-rising star among the high-profile custom chopper builders, and in this book he offers many of his secrets for building a chopper that will stand out in a crowd. This is the ultimate resource for any chopper builder-a book designed as a step-by-step guide to building any type of custom motorcycle. This book also covers custom-building beyond the chopper genre, including the building of "bobbers," an old-school style of custom that has been revived as a hot trend. Predating choppers, they are on the cutting edge of current biker "cool," for real riding, and are much safer and more functional than choppers. Billy Lane has been featured several times on the Discovery Channel's top rated series Biker Build-Off and the Monster Garage premiere episode. Plus, He was Easyriders Builder of the Year, and winner of numerous national Best in Show awards. This book shows Billy's inside secrets of constructing a complete motorcycle, from hand fabricating metalwork to adding the detail parts that will make your bike your own creation and stand out from the crowd. Hundreds of color photographs will lead the builder through the construction process.

Terry the Tramp - The Life and Dangerous Times of a One Percenter (Paperback): K. Randall Ball Terry the Tramp - The Life and Dangerous Times of a One Percenter (Paperback)
K. Randall Ball
R345 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R92 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

See what it takes to lead men who count themselves among the one percent.

Terry "the Tramp," born in 1947 to a broken middleclass home and an absentee father in Alhambra, the blistering agricultural region of southern California, grew up with a violent chip on his shoulder. Raised in that tough-as-nails environment, he developed the courage to look right through a man twice his size and read his level of weakness to discover his breaking point.

Terry became the international president of one of the most notorious one percenter motorcycle clubs in southern California, the Vagos MC, and remained in office through upheaval, indictments, drugs, and gang wars for 26 years, until he was unceremoniously extricated. He is still a member after 42 years and never went to prison until this year.

"Terry the Tramp" takes the reader on a turbulent adventure through Terry's notorious life. Every page sizzles with violent tales wrapped in a razor-sharp edge, as a wild group of outlaws from the Ghost MC, Verdigos, Dirty Dozen, and the Vendettas expanded the club into other areas of California and on to Wyoming, Hawaii, Oregon, Nevada, and Japan.

Learn all about the Vago era--the characters, the motorcycles, the women, and the men. See what propelled this stout, unassuming man into a leadership role that lasted over two decades.

This Old Harley - The Ultimate Tribute to the World's Greatest Motorcycle (Paperback): Michael Dregni This Old Harley - The Ultimate Tribute to the World's Greatest Motorcycle (Paperback)
Michael Dregni
R471 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R125 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text captures just what it is about Harleys that makes them so popular. It is a tribute not only to this legendary piece of machinery, but also to the stories, history, and lifestyle behind its rise as the world's most popular bike.

Hot Metal (Paperback): Jim Taylor Hot Metal (Paperback)
Jim Taylor
R285 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R27 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Jim Taylor is an old school motorcycle rider and mechanic, an opportunist and adventurer: 'Hot Metal' is a helter-skelter ride of self-discovery, energised by the author's unquenchable passion for a life on the hard road. From bike club culture and camaraderie in the towns and villages of Britain to conflict and upheaval in a forgotten Asian war; the motorcycles are the driving force of this remarkably frank and hugely entertaining story. Prepare to be moved - in more ways than you ever thought possible - by this gripping and fascinating new book by the author of 'Wheels of Steel'.

Bus Fare - Collected writings on the London bus (Hardcover): Joe Kerr, Travis Elborough Bus Fare - Collected writings on the London bus (Hardcover)
Joe Kerr, Travis Elborough 1
R431 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R148 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Instantly recognizable, endlessly imitated, beloved by tourists and Londoners alike: London's buses are iconic. Not merely a vital component of the city's infrastructure, they are equally embedded in its culture; written about, sung about, joked about, filmed, painted (and painted on), advertised, and celebrated in myriad ways. And for the many thousands of people who have depended on them for a livelihood - drivers, conductors, cleaners, mechanics, inspectors - they have created their own world, complete with a distinct language, with uniforms, with places, and with men and women of every imaginable culture and ethnicity. This new collection aims to celebrate the unique relationship that Londoners have with their most important mode of transport, telling you all the things you never knew about London's lifeblood and how it's kept the capital moving for more than a century. Tourists take the tube - but real Londoners take the bus.

Camper Love (Hardcover): Jamie Tinney Camper Love (Hardcover)
Jamie Tinney 1
R389 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R99 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The venerable VW has graced our roads since 1950 and its popularity, above all other campervans, has never faded. Bursting with beautiful photography, this celebration of the coolest van on earth is the perfect gift for VW owners, and those who aspire to be in possession of one.

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