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Living on Two Wheels - 1st Edition: The Complete Guide to Buying, Commuting and Touring

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Living on Two Wheels is the only bike book the average person will ever need. Dennis Coello begins by explaining why bikes are designed differently for different uses. Slowly, he takes you from how to choose one to how to maintain it, on through how to tour and travel by bike. Before he's done he gives you the names of the catalogue, manufacturers and distributors offering the best equipment.

With clear but detailed drawings, he unravels the mysteries of deraillerurs, hub ...

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Overview

Living on Two Wheels is the only bike book the average person will ever need. Dennis Coello begins by explaining why bikes are designed differently for different uses. Slowly, he takes you from how to choose one to how to maintain it, on through how to tour and travel by bike. Before he's done he gives you the names of the catalogue, manufacturers and distributors offering the best equipment.

With clear but detailed drawings, he unravels the mysteries of deraillerurs, hub assemblies and gear ratios. Step-by-step, he simplifies the intricacies of striping, cleaning and reassembling your bike and along the way, he introduces you to the value and potential of the bicycle as transportation

This is not a giddy account of biking through the woods, Nor is it a dry, complex shop manual. Rather, it is a handbook containing facts, lessons and experiences that make it THE valuable reference for anyone interested in biking.

About the Author: Dennis Coello is the author of numerous bike books and videos. He writes for major bike magazines, conducts bike clinics across the USA and has traveled around the world on nothing but a bicycle. Dennis owns no car and lives his life entirely on a bike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894960345
  • Publisher: Ross Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1982
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


PART ONE: THE PURCHASE
Checklist
PART TWO: COMMUTING
Commuting In Comfort
Rain
Snow And Cold Weather Gear
Head
Upper Torso
Hands
Lower Torso
Feet
Panniers
Bicycle Carts
Safety
The Maiden Voyage
Planning The Route With Topographical Maps
Riding Techniques For Rain, Snow And Ice
Personal Safety And Self-Defense
Protecting Your Investments-Locks
Mechanics
Handlebars And Headsets
Wheels
Cotterless Crank
Pedals
Brakes
Derailleurs
Front Derailleuer
Chains
Tools
The Commuter's Checklist
On The Bike
PART THREE: TOURING
Preparing For The Tour
Researching The Tour Area
Physical Condition
12 Week Training Program
Preparing For Group Tours
Touring Equipment
Final Checklist
Packing And Riding The Touring Bike
Life On The Road
Appendix A: Gear Chart For 27 Inch Wheel
Appendix B: Bicycle Catalogues And Accessories
Appendix C: General Outdoor Distributors
Index
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