Bike Repair and Maintenance For Dummies

Bike Repair and Maintenance For Dummies

by Dennis Bailey, Keith Gates
     
 

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Make your own repairs and maintain your bike like a pro

Want to be your own grease monkey? This plain-English guide gives you expert tips for keeping your bicycle in great condition and handling most repairs by yourself. You'll also see how to extend the life of your bike, increase your riding comfort, and improve safety through routine maintenance. No matter

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Make your own repairs and maintain your bike like a pro

Want to be your own grease monkey? This plain-English guide gives you expert tips for keeping your bicycle in great condition and handling most repairs by yourself. You'll also see how to extend the life of your bike, increase your riding comfort, and improve safety through routine maintenance. No matter the make or size of bicycle, this hands-on resource has all the tips you need!

  • Get to know your bike — understand its parts and how they work together

  • Set up your repair area — assess your space and stock up on the tools of the trade

  • Handle common bike repairs — from tires to wheels, from brakes to the chain, get your hands dirty with routine repair procedures

  • Go beyond the basics — tackle advanced repairs involving the frame and suspension, pedals, and shifting and steering systems

  • Keep your bike wheeling along — perform preventive maintenance and annual tune-ups to keep your bike in good working order

  • Guarantee a great ride — from adjusting the handlebars to checking tire pressure, know the steps to take before you ride

Open the book and find:

  • What you can fix — and what you can't

  • How to handle breakdowns on the road

  • Ways to tune your bike for performance

  • Monthly and annual maintenance for your bike

  • Steps to take to ensure safety and comfort

  • Detailed photos and illustrations to guide you

  • How to store your bike long-term

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470480366
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
290,326
File size:
6 MB

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