edited by Damon Rinard
Tech-savvy cyclist Damon Rinard kept a long list of links to bicycle-related Web sites, updating it through sometime in the year 2001, when a change in employment required him to turn the content over to Sheldon Brown. Many of these links are still current as of 2015; some brand names have changed ownership; other sites have disappeared -- but most of thoseare preserved in the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, and we have linked to them there. The archived links offer a look back into the history of bicycling technology, the bicycle business and the Internet which you may find interesting.
We have checked and updated all of the links on this page as of September, 2015, confirming good links, updating links when necessary, retrieving links from the Internet Archive, and commenting out the few links for which all of those attempts failed.
We could do more ofo this page, using a background color to identify archived pages, sorting entries, adding new references, but for now, we need ot move on to other work.
In most operating systems, pressing Ctrl+F lets you Find words on this page.
The linked pages will open in a separate browser window or tab.
If the page is archived, it will open under the Wayback Machine banner and timeline, like this:
The timeline is bar graph showing when a page was archived. The date highlighted in red is for the version displayed underneath. We have usually chosen the latest date at which a page was available.You may click on other dates or on the arrows either side of the date field at the right of the timeline to go to different dates. Using the Back and Forward buttons in your browser, you may navigate among different dates which you have examined.
You may also type or paste a different URL at the top of the page, then click on the "Go" button to view a different page. This will sometimes fail. if the current content of a page prohibits access by a Web crawler. Then click on the Wayback Machine logo at the left side of the top banner to go to the Browse History screen, shown in the image below.
Clicking on a year in the larger timeline on the Browser History page highlights it in yellow, as shown, and brings up a calendar for that year, underneath the graph. The blue dots in the calendar indicate dates when a Web page was archived. Clicking on a blue dot brings up the archived page for that date. Once you have brought up an archived page, it is more convenient to use the smaller timeline on that page, as already described, to navigate to different dates.A Web search and a look at additional dates using the Wayback Machine may reveal history -- see for example our entry for Serotta, where we undertook this work ourselves.
"Wayback Machine" is (see Wikipedia article) a term fondly borrowed from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon TV show, one of the finest shows on television in the 1960, amusing for children and adults alike, now available on DVDs and Hulu.
If you have programming skills, you can access the Internet Archive in additional ways.
The links below are to velodromes which Damon Rinard found as of the year 2000. Where current links could be found but a velodrome's Web site now is different, the current link is posted. In some cases, we have also included links to archived, earlier Web pages. An updated list of velodromes in the USA including ones not on the list below may be found on the USA Cycling site. A list of velodromes in the UK is here. List of velodromes around the world on Wikipedia. List of velodromes around the world on Radsportarchiv including historic velodromes.
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Last Updated: by John Allen