Bicycle!: A Repair & Maintenance Manifesto

Bicycle!: A Repair & Maintenance Manifesto

by Sam Tracy
     
 

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Providing cyclists the know-how to take bicycle repair into their own hands, this manual covers bike care without technical terms. Written by a bicycle mechanic and laden with photographs and drawings, this guide is a valuable resource for professional bicycle workers and commuters. This updated edition includes an expanded index and a revised resource… See more details below

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Providing cyclists the know-how to take bicycle repair into their own hands, this manual covers bike care without technical terms. Written by a bicycle mechanic and laden with photographs and drawings, this guide is a valuable resource for professional bicycle workers and commuters. This updated edition includes an expanded index and a revised resource section. Topics include essential tools, bicycle components, on-the-road repairs, scavenging, locks, preventing rust, and more.

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Library Journal
Tracy's second edition boasts five years' worth of additional hands-on experience since his first, gained during his bicycling pursuits around the globe. He writes in a humorous, unintimidating tone, e.g., saying of bike frame creaks, "they exist to mock us." Maintenance, repair, and selecting the right type of bike are all covered, and, from headsets to wheels and brakes to drive trains, the mechanics are discussed. Additional helpful chapters include "Winter Riding," "Boxing Bikes," and "Scavenging, Rust, and Security." From seasoned bike builders to novice bike riders, everyone will find something of value in this manifesto. VERDICT A smart buy for any library serving a bike culture.
From the Publisher

"From seasoned bike builders to novice bike riders, everyone will find something of value in this manifesto."  —Library Journal

"Bicycle! is geared toward people who are seriously into their bikes. Owning it is like having a bike mechanic to chat with while you undertake repairs yourself."  —Kelly Nelson, Car Busters

"Sam isn’t scared to tell you to use a hammer and duct tape when called for — this isn’t the manual for those with plastic bikes and torque wrenches, this is more geared towards keeping your bike working in the real world."  —Urban Velo

"Bicycle is geared toward people who are seriously into their bikes. Owning it is like having a bike mechanic to chat with while you undertake repairs yourself." —Kelly Nelson, Carbusters

"Sam isn’t scared to tell you to use a hammer and duct tape when called for — this isn’t the manual for those with plastic bikes and torque wrenches, this is more geared towards keeping your bike working in the real world." —Urbanvelo.org

"From seasoned bike builders to novice bike riders, everyone will find something of value in this manifesto." — Library Journal

"For anyone interested in taking on the maintenance aspect of their bicycle, this is recommended." —Kurt Morris, Razorcake

"This book is free from step-by-step fixes and instead speaks to the mechanically blind among us who believe a bicycle runs on a combination of hope, alchemy and fairy dust." —Cycling Active Magazine

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604866551
Publisher:
PM Press
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
793,858
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Sam Tracy is the author of How to Rock and Roll and Roadside Bicycle Repair.

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