Urban Bikers' Tricks & Tips: Low-Tech & No-Tech Ways to Find, Ride, & Keep a Bicycle

Urban Bikers' Tricks & Tips: Low-Tech & No-Tech Ways to Find, Ride, & Keep a Bicycle

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by Dave Glowacz
     
 

Filled with practical tips that any adult bike owner can use instantly, this resource includes advice on everything from how to ease a sore butt and avoid helmet hair to choosing accessories and mounting a bike while wearing a miniskirt. This updated edition contains new and revised information about bike types, the best locks, bicycle

Overview


Filled with practical tips that any adult bike owner can use instantly, this resource includes advice on everything from how to ease a sore butt and avoid helmet hair to choosing accessories and mounting a bike while wearing a miniskirt. This updated edition contains new and revised information about bike types, the best locks, bicycle lubricants, and new-fangled bags and carriers. An updated supplier directory and list of bicycling resources, such as websites and advocacy groups, are also included. Illustrated with step-by-step instructions on every page, this reference is an ideal companion for casual and urban riders.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Wonderfully down to earth. This is a book to be read, studied, and put to practical use by all bike riders."  —Booklist

"Wacky and ingenious . . . essential and sage advice."  —San Francisco
Bicycle Coalition

"Riders will be better off after reading this book . . . its cycling secrets could take a lifetime to learn."  —Gary Fisher, inventor of the mountain bike

"For both the experienced and the novice, this is the best biker’s manual."  —New York Public Library

"Funny, well written, and incredibly readable. Even non-cyclists are impressed." —Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

"Every bike shop should carry this book." —Dr. Roger Minkow, designer of ergonomic accessories for Specialized Bicycle

New York Public Library
For both the experienced and the novice, this is the best biker's manual.
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Funny, well written, and incredibly readable. Even non-cyclists are impressed.
Booklist
Wonderfully down to earth. This is a book to be read, studied, and put to practical use by all bike riders.
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Wacky and ingenious . . . essential and sage advice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965172820
Publisher:
Wordspace Press
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Edition description:
Third edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Roger Minkow
Every bike shop should carry this book. (Dr. Roger Minkow, designer, ergonomic accessories for Specialized Bicycle)
Gary Fisher
Riders will be better off after reading this book . . . its cycling secrets could take a lifetime to learn. (Gary Fisher, inventor of the mountain bike)

Meet the Author


Dave Glowacz, known worldwide as Mr. Bike, is a certified bike instructor with the League of American Bicyclists. He is the author of articles on cycling basics in Bicycling magazine and produces the Safe Bicycling series of publications. He lives in Chicago.

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Urban Bikers' Tricks & Tips: Low-Tech & No-Tech Ways to Find, Ride, & Keep a Bicycle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walkersdad More than 1 year ago
This is quite a useful book in hardcover--but its extensive use of graphics and line drawings make it hard to read on a Nook Color. The text attached to the illustrations is in blue and is impossible to alter with the font sizer. Too bad--it's otherwise an excellent book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago