Bicycling for Dummiesby Allen St. John
Hop on the saddle and let Bicycling For Dummies take you on a wild ride. Face it: Bicycling isn't what it used to be in the old days when you had only a few models to choose from. Now there are hybrids, comfort bikes, city bikes, mountain bikes, suspension bikes, touring bikes, and more. And with each type of bike, there are new ways to ride them, which is why you need to consult Bicycling For Dummies. Whether you're a casual rider or a seasoned cyclist, this book shows you how to buy the right bike, how to ride it properly and safely, and how to start having more fun on the street or the trail.
More than just a buyer's guide, this book can help you get the most out of your new (or old) bike. You can find out how to gear up with the latest helmets, clothing, locks, and other accessories, and also how to avoid common biking mishaps with tips and techniques for riding efficiently and safely. Included, also, is a step-by-step primer -- complete with illustrations -- to the most common repairs, from simple jobs (like fixing flat tires and squeaky brakes) to more-complicated repairs (like fixing a bent rear derailleur). So whether your goal is to bike to get in shape or to simply have fun, Bicycling For Dummies is your complete guide to the wonderful world of bike riding.
About the Author
Allen St. John is a contributing editor at Bike magazine and has written about road cycling, mountain biking, and other active sports for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Men's Journal, Los Angeles Magazine, and Condé Nast Women's Sports & Fitness, where he also worked as senior editor. He is an avid road cyclist and mountain biker, having raced and ridden throughout the United States and in Europe.
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