Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair
BY DAIMEON SHANKS, HUMAN KINETICS, 207 PAGES, $21.95
Modern road bikes are a sophisticated blend of function and form. Their purpose is to efficiently move the rider across great distances, but like any mechanical device they do require maintenance.
Learning the proper techniques for looking after your bicycle does not have to be a daunting task. Daimeon Shanks shares his knowledge of bike repairs and maintenance in this informative guidebook. Shanks has worked as head track mechanic for the U.S. national team, as resident mechanic at the U.S. Olympic Center, and at numerous European cycling events.
Beginning with a description of the modern road bike, Shanks goes over all the tools you should have and then explains basic maintenance, including pre and post ride checks. From there he guides you through a part-by-part examination explaining in every case what can go wrong and how to repair it.
Once everything is ready to go, Shanks devotes the final chapter to a detailed analysis of how to achieve the perfect fit.
EDITED BY DAVID ROBERTS, FIREFLY BOOKS, 576 PAGES, $29.95
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