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by Matthew Biberman

  • ISBN: 0452296153
  • Category: Engineering
  • Author: Matthew Biberman
  • Subcategory: Automotive
  • Other formats: azw lrf txt lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Plume; Reprint edition (April 27, 2010)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • FB2 size: 1382 kb
  • EPUB size: 1238 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
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Big Sid's Vincati book.

Big Sid's Vincati book.

A father and son build a legendary motorcycle and, along the way, reconstruct their relationship in this moving . Every motorcycle has a story. The Vincati is an extraordinary one and Big Sid's Vincati seals its place in motorcycle history.

A father and son build a legendary motorcycle and, along the way, reconstruct their relationship in this moving memoir When his father had a near-fatal heart attack and gave up the will to live. George Barber, The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. A heartfelt and beautifully written story of a family and the meaning of motorcycles in their lives-and the meaning of one particular bike that brings a father and son back together during difficult times.

A heartfelt and beautifully written story of a family and the meaning of motorcycles in their lives-and the meaning of one particular bike that brings a father and son back together during difficult times. The enthusiasm is dangerously contagious; it'll make you want to go right out to the garage and restore your own bike-or build on.

Impulsively, Matthew promised his father that they would build a Vincati together.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Impulsively, Matthew promised his father that they would build a Vincati together. This fusion of two legendary motorcycles, the Vincent Black Shadow and the Ducati GT, a Vincati was considered near-impossible to build. But if anyone could do it, Matthew knew his father could. Big Sid was the mechanic to see about repairing Vincents for nearly sixty years. But now, Sid was old, busted up and broke. Matthew, despite sharing his dad's passion, had become a Shakespearean scholar.

Jay Leno When Big Sid had a heart attack and gave up the will to live, his son Matthew Biberman panicked

Jay Leno When Big Sid had a heart attack and gave up the will to live, his son Matthew Biberman panicked. Impulsively, Matthew promised his father that they woul. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets Shop Class as Soulcraft, in this heartfelt memoir that shows how two very different men built a legendary motorcycle, and along the way, discovered what it means to be father and son.

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Download PDF book format. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Big Sid's Vincati : the story of a father, a son, and the motorcycle of a lifetime Matthew Biberman. How Sid got big Flat out Last train to London A score to settle Sid's kid Why God made Sunday Near miss Another Jewish Faulkner Getting back on The build Sid's return The land of the righteous The last piece The mechanic and the professor Lucy's bike The road Last rides Locked up First start Sid's gift Strange beach.

Read Matthew Biberman's posts on the Penguin Blog. If you believe it is possible to fall in love with a motorcycle, you will love this book. Big Sid's Vincati : The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Motorcycle of a Lifetime.

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Read Matthew Biberman's posts on the Penguin Blog."If you believe it is possible to fall in love with a motorcycle, you will love this book." -Jay Leno When Big Sid had a heart attack and gave up the will to live, his son Matthew Biberman panicked. Impulsively, Matthew promised his father that they would build a Vincati together. This fusion of two legendary motorcycles, the Vincent Black Shadow and the Ducati GT, a Vincati was considered near-impossible to build. But if anyone could do it, Matthew knew his father could. Big Sid was the mechanic to see about repairing Vincents for nearly sixty years. But now, Sid was old, busted up and broke. Matthew, despite sharing his dad's passion, had become a Shakespearean scholar. The two men hadn't spoken in years-but called a truce to attempt a shared dream. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets Shop Class as Soulcraft, in this heartfelt memoir that shows how two very different men built a legendary motorcycle, and along the way, discovered what it means to be father and son.
Reviews about Big Sid's Vincati: The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Motorcycle of a Lifetime (7):
Chilldweller
After looking hard for some sort of moto-lit I bought this on a whim. I quite enjoyed the book, but afterward felt ostensibly that if Peter Egan was driving down 61 while listening to some Bob Dylan and he noticed a woman hitchhiker on the side of the road and he decided to pick her up and that woman was Melissa Holbrook Pierson and they saw a Moto-Guzzi sign in a used guitar shop and decided then and there to have messy crazy sex in the back of Peter's van with some Muddy Waters on the radio and then nine months later she gave birth to their love child that he would probably go on to write a book sort of like this, about his dad and various moto contraptions like a Vincent with a Ducati engine in it.
Kuve
My 1973 750 GT is unlikely to ever get a Vincent engine transplant. My bike is 97% original except for high compression pistons. I am also a Phil Irving fan and own his book on motorcycle design. I have worn out most of the pages. This book gives interesting insight into Big Sid's life.
Unde
What a great story.
I felt Big Sid's love for motorcycles in my bones.
After I read this book, I decided I was never ever going to pay to have my motorcycle serviced.
I wish some day I have the chance to shake Sid's hand.
Can say I even feel a better person for fixing my motorcycles, every time something gets me frustrated, I think of what Big Sid would do... I end up fixing it.

Bid Sid, your son did an amazing job at conveying such a compelling story.

Thank you! Wish I meet you both someday.
greed style
This book was recommended by a good friend, as we are both engaged or stalled(?) in the rebuild of rare classic motorbikes. Big Sid holds a special place in the world of motorcycling and I had always assumed that he was long into a comfortable retirement. Motorcycling, a solitary pursuit, seems to place unusual stresses on family life. The story opens with the description of a hardy bunch of guys in post-war America including the main character Sid Biberman. Their passion for the best in motorcycling leads to each buying a Vincent motorcycle, an expensive and fully life committing act.

As the chapters develop you feel the stress of an all encompassing hobby on family members and the hidden flaws of post-war American society. This is no "Leave it to Beaver" story. Sid's dreams prove elusive and the costs of dreaming become apparent. Fast forward fifty years and you witness the changing role of the motorcycle in the American psyche, the rebuilding of a family, and the changing nature of work. Relatively few people work with their hands today and we are less of a society for it.

Vincent motorcycles are rare and very expensive and therefore each one has a documented life. In fact, most owners understand that they are caretakers of a machine that must be ridden fast and will outlive them. Big Sid has seen or worked on nearly all of them. I could never afford such a bike but after reading this book I have begun making dangerous plans to buy one. Buying a Vincent is incredibly irresponsible, but may be just the commitment that gives a truer meaning to an otherwise ordinary life. A superb read, well written, and totally absorbing. I would give this book to any motorcycle enthusiast you know as they will immediately understand. For non-motorcyclists this book offers an explanation of a sport that defies explanation. Even the best writers often struggle to explain "why" when discussing motorcycles. Matthew Biberman gets it right. Highly recommended! Todd in Detroit
Livina
I bought 1 copy of this for my adult motorcycle loving son and a copy for his motorcycle loving dad. It turned out to be a great read. I sat down on a rainy Sunday and read it all in an afternoon and evening. It really is a heartwarming tale of a son and father bonding over a unique motorcycle project and figuring out their places in relationships and the world.

I heartily recommend it to anyone that wants to explore how fathers & sons connect and that loves good motorcycle tales.
digytal soul
a real good book.ive always have liked Vincent motorcycles. the human interest story really got to me. much argueing among the father and son.but they work together to built this special bike.in the end everything works out. worth the money for the book.
Ucantia
Sid's story is wonderful and really shows how good a man can be and how much he can accomplish despite a less-than-stellar upbringing. He's a wonderful role model for how he handled anger and hatred directed his way as a youth, and the bike-building details are fascinating even to people who aren't mechanically-oriented. The father-son relationship is told so truthfully and realistically, too. I've given this book to every motorcycle guy I know and they all love it, and I've reread it myself multiple times for the pure enjoyment of it. Highly recommend this book.
I have only known Vincent motorcycles from photos and magazine articles,but I am what some people call motorcycle enthusiast.
Another example of one of my favorite motorcycle movies is," The World's Fastest Indian. Another example of life with passion for motorcycles and drive to get it the best from the effort.

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