Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair

$17.96

Author: Shanks, Daimeon

Date of Publication: 06/08/2012

Pages: 224

ISBN-13: 9781450407076

SKU: 9781450407076 Categories: , Tags: ,

Description

Keep your bike on the road for the long haul! Whether you’re training, competing, or simply riding for fun, a properly tuned bike is essential to performance, efficiency, and safety. That’s where Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair comes in.

Author Daimeon Shanks takes a straightforward “you can do it” approach to maintaining and repairing your bike so it’s ready to go when you are.

Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair provides simple step-by-step instructions, accompanied by up-close photos, illustrations, and advice, for more than 100 repairs. You’ll learn these skills and more:

    • Adjust derailleurs and troubleshoot shifting problems.
    • True your wheels and tweak your hubs for a silky-smooth ride.
    • Install caliper, cantilever, or V-brakes.
    • Repair a broken chain on the roadside.
    • Fix flats in no time flat.
    • Maintain pedals and cleats for efficiency and comfort.
    • Install or adjust a headset.
    • Install handlebars, including aero bars and flat bars.
    • Adjust your saddle for a perfect fit.
    • Determine if a triple crankset is right for you.

So spend more time in the saddle and less time and money in costly repair shops. Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair is the one guide no cyclist should be without!

Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments

Introduction
Chapter 1 The Modern Road Bike
Chapter 2 Basic Maintenance
Chapter 3 Frame and Fork
Chapter 4 Handlebars and Stem
Chapter 5 Saddles and Seatposts
Chapter 6 Wheels
Chapter 7 Tires
Chapter 8 Brakes
Chapter 9 Cranks and Chainrings
Chapter 10 Shifters and Derailleurs
Chapter 11 Chains and Cogsets
Chapter 12 Pedals and Cleats
Chapter 13 Customizing Your Fit

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