He has gone close-up on their design and build process using an array of materials from steel, aluminium and titanium tube, to carbon fibre and bamboo. Most shops are one-man - or one woman - bands, but some are half a dozen or more. Some make only urban cruisers, some only lightweight road racers that Lance Armstrong might like to ride, others only high-end mountain bikes. Green has an eye for the unique, the colourful, the whacky; as well as the straight and conventional - just beautifully done. An inspirational book for those bikersA" who strive for bicycle art and others who appreciate that hand crafts are still thriving in an otherwise ever more digital society.