The Cycle Maintenance Handbook
Alistair was back in the Isle of Wight this weekend (you probably went when you were a child - everyone does) for the Randonnee, a round-the-island cycle ride, and nipped into what is rapidly becoming a very-favourite-shop-of-all-time, Wight Elephant. It's a bric-a-brac shop, but one that brims with goodness of every kind.
He picked up a copy of the Raleigh
Cycle Maintenance Handbook there, which is a pure delight, printed in black and a couple of delicious spot colours, with sections such as "Nature from a Cycle" (spot a weasel, or an otter leaving the water, or even a badger); "Safety Hints" (Never rely on the 'other man' to do the right thing - he may not); "Touring by Lake, Hill or Sea"; as well as a page to record your expenditure on spares and repairs. Gorgeous.
Check out some more pictures over at Alistair's Flickr Ephemera set