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Effective Cycling / Edition 7
     

Effective Cycling / Edition 7

by John Forester
 

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ISBN-10: 0262516942

ISBN-13: 9780262516945

Pub. Date: 04/30/2012

Publisher: MIT Press

Effective Cycling is an essential handbook for cyclists from beginner to expert, whether daily commuters or weekend pleasure trippers. This thoroughly updated seventh edition offers cyclists the information they need for riding a bicycle under all conditions: on congested city streets or winding mountain roads, day or night, rain or shine. It describes

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Effective Cycling is an essential handbook for cyclists from beginner to expert, whether daily commuters or weekend pleasure trippers. This thoroughly updated seventh edition offers cyclists the information they need for riding a bicycle under all conditions: on congested city streets or winding mountain roads, day or night, rain or shine. It describes the sheer physical joy of cycling and provides the nuts-and-bolts details of how to choose a bicycle, maintain it, and use it in the most efficient manner. Effective Cycling covers the bicycle itself, repairs and maintenance, basic and advanced cycling skills, and how traffic is organized. It describes cycling with friends, bicycle tours, increasing physical endurance, racing, and even finding a cyclist as marriage partner. Throughout, author John Forester emphasizes that cyclists should consider themselves drivers of vehicles in traffic. That means obeying the rules of the road, because when all drivers obey the same rules, they don't have collisions. Forester explains why cyclists should not be afraid to cycle in traffic, and he urges them to resist being shunted off into government-sponsored bike paths as if they were incompetent children. Cyclists fare best, he says, when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. Effective Cycling will help owners of bicycles dusty from disuse become active cyclists and veteran cyclists improve their techniques and achieve their cycling goals. Each section moves from basic to advanced topics; readers are encouraged get on a bicycle and practice each activity after reading about it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262516945
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Edition description:
seventh edition
Pages:
824
Sales rank:
837,815
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the SiXth Edition
Preface
Introduction
The Bicycle
1. Mechanical Safety and Operational Inspection
2. Bicycles, Tools, Equipment, and Clothing
3. Steering and Handling
4. Brakes
5. Gears
6. The Shapes of Bicycles
7. Dimensional Standards
Maintenance
8. WiredOn Tires and Pumps
9. Tubular Tires
10. Cleaning and Lubrication
11. Bearings
12. Installing Wheels in a Frame
13. Mathcing Hubs to Fork Ends
14. Adjusting Derailleurs
15. FiveSpeed Hub Gears
16. Cranks and Chainwheels
17. Chains
18. Freewheels and Clusters
19. Rims and Spokes
20. Building Wheels
21. Leather
The Cyclist
22. Basic Skills: Posture, Pedaling, and Maneuvering
23. Emergency Maneuvers
24. Keeping Your Body Going
25. The Physiology and Technique of Hard Riding
The Cycling Environment
26. Basic Principles of Traffic Cycling
27. The Why and Wherefore of Traffic Law
28. Accidents
29. Where to Ride on the Roadway
30. Avoiding StraightRoad Hazards
31. Changing Lanes in Traffic
32. Riding the Intersections
33. Riding at Night
34. Riding in the Rain
35. Riding in Cold Weather
Enjoying Cycling
36. Commuting and Utility Cycling
37. Mountain Riding
38. Club Riding
39. Touring
40. Racing
41. Cycling with Love
Cycling in Society
42. How Society Pictures Cycling
43. BikeSafety Programs and the CyclistInferiority Phobia
44. The Federal "Safety" Standard for Bicycles
45. Revising the Laws to Control Cyclists
46. The Bikeway Controversy
47. The Minute Penalties for Killing Cyclists
48. Policies of Cycling Organizations and Bicycle Advocacy
Organizations
49.Political Strategy for Cyclists
AppendiXes
A Description of Effective Cycling Course
B Outline of Effective Cycling Course
c Final EXam for Effective Cycling Course
IndeX

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