Simple Bicycle Repair: Fixing Your Bike Made Easy

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Illustrated with clear, full-color photographs throughout, this book covers the most essential procedures in bicycle maintenance and repair. Subjects have been selected to exclude jobs that cannot be handled by the average non-mechanic. The instructions are systematic and written in simple, non-technical language. Chapters are devoted to each of the major areas of the bike and its maintenance. Also included is a systematic troubleshooting guide, a bibliography and an index. ...
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Overview

Illustrated with clear, full-color photographs throughout, this book covers the most essential procedures in bicycle maintenance and repair. Subjects have been selected to exclude jobs that cannot be handled by the average non-mechanic. The instructions are systematic and written in simple, non-technical language. Chapters are devoted to each of the major areas of the bike and its maintenance. Also included is a systematic troubleshooting guide, a bibliography and an index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892495433
  • Publisher: Cycle Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/15/2004
  • Series: Cycling Resources series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 7.36 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob van der Plas is a mechanical engineer with a passion for the bicycle. His earlier books include Bicycle Technology, The Penguin Bicycle Handbook, The Mountain Bike Book, Bicycle Repair, Simple Bicycle Repair, and Mountain Bike Maintenance.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
About this Book 7
You and the Bike Shop 7
1. Know Your Bicycle 8
Parts of the Bicycle 8
2. The Tools to Use 11
Tools to Carry 12
Other Tools and Supplies 12
Working on the Bike 13
3. Basic Maintenance Procedures 14
Screw-Threaded Connections 14
Quick-Releases 16
Cable Controls 18
Ball Bearings 20
4. Preventive Maintenance 22
Pre-Ride Inspection 22
Monthly Inspection 23
Annual Inspection 25
Cleaning the Bike 25
5. Wheel Removal & Installation 27
Replace Front Wheel 27
Replace Rear Wheel 29
6. Tire & Tube Maintenance 31
Tire Inflation 31
Tube Replacement 32
Patching Tube 34
Replace or Repair Tire Cover 36
7. Wheel Maintenance 37
Wheel Truing 37
Emergency Buckled Wheel Repair 39
Replacing Spokes 40
The Hubs 41
Hub Bearing Adjustment 41
Hub Lubrication 42
8. Drivetrain Maintenance 43
The Crankset 43
Tighten Crank 43
Bottom Bracket Maintenance 46
Bottom Bracket Adjusting 46
Chainring Maintenance 47
Chain Maintenance 47
Pedal Maintenance 50
Replacing Pedals 50
Adjust Pedal Bearings 51
Freewheel and Cog Maintenance 53
Freewheel Removal 53
Replacing Cassette Cogs 54
9. Derailleur Gearing Maintenance 55
Over- and Undershift Adjustment 55
Adjust Front or Rear Derailleur 56
Replace Derailleur Cable 57
10. Hub Gearing Maintenance 59
Hub Gear Problems 59
Adjusting Hub Gear 61
Other Hub Gearing Maintenance 61
11. Rim Brake Maintenance 62
Common Rim Brake Features 62
Brake Adjustments 63
Adjust Brake Application 63
Adjusting Brake Pads 65
Brake Centering 66
Brake Squeal and Rumble 67
Replacing Brake Cable 67
Hydraulic Rim Brakes 69
12. Maintenance of Other Brakes 70
Brake Adjustment 70
Cable and Lever Maintenance 71
Attachment Problems 71
Disk Brake Maintenance 71
Disk problems 71
Caliper Maintenance 72
Hydraulic System Maintenance 72
13. Steering System Maintenance 73
The Handlebars 73
Adjust Handlebar Height 74
Adjust Handlebar Angle 75
Replace Handgrips 75
Handlebar Extensions 76
The Headset 76
Adjust Threaded Headset 76
Adjust Threadless Headset 77
14. Frame & Fork Maintenance 78
Frame Inspection 78
Fork Inspection 79
Paint Touch-Up 79
15. Seat & Seatpost Maintenance 81
Adjust Seat Height 81
Adjust Angle and Forward Position 82
Maintenance of Leather Seat 83
16. Suspension Maintenance 84
Suspension Stems 84
Suspension Seatposts 85
Suspension Fork Maintenance 85
Rear Suspension Maintenance 87
Shock Unit Maintenance 87
17. Rccessory Maintenance 88
General Accessory Comments 88
Lights 88
Lights with Internal Batteries 89
Lights with Central Battery 90
Generator Lights 90
Systematic Trouble-Shooting 91
Reflectors 92
Lock 92
Pump 92
Appendix Troubleshooting Guide 93
Index 96
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