Hardcover in very good condition. second edition. scuffing along spine. General shelf wear. Foxing inside on end papers and title page. Binding is solid and book is square. This book covers everything from the ancient wheel to the modern wheel, theory of the spoked wheel, static and dynamic loads, wheel strength, components, design, building and repairing wheels, tensioning and truing the wheel, and testing the wheel. Copied from the book: The author is well-known in the bicycling community as both a technical expert and as a rider. He is an enginering graduate of Stanford university, worked as a design engineer for Porsche and is a design consultant for Avocet Inc.