This volume contains a detailed guide to owning, maintaining and using the vintage "American Star Bicycle", a popular contemporary bicycle brand. First published in 1883, this handbook will be of considerable utility to those with an interest in vintage cycling, and especially that which pertains to the "American Star Bicycle". Profusely illustrated and full of timeless information, "The Star-Rider's Manual" is not to be missed by cycling enthusiasts and collectors of vintage literature of this ilk. Contents include: "History of the 'Star'", "Directions for Leaning to Ride", "Fancy Riding", "Touring", "Tips on Touring", "Care of the Star", and "Rights of Bicycles". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the History of the Bicycle.