Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop

Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop

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Overview

Bike Mechanic takes a look inside the daily life of the unsung heroes of the peloton, the bike techs who keep the stars riding smoothly and safely on the sport's steepest climbs, the most technical time trials, and the hairpin descents navigated at breakneck speeds. With behind-the-scenes access, the world's best bicycle mechanics tell stories of harrowing days at the Tour de France and the unconventional speed tuning requests from the top riders in the sport.
 
Crisp photography makes Bike Mechanic a tool-lover's dream, with drool-worthy images of the machinery and equipment that fascinate bike fans. The captivating text also reveals tricks of the trade and secret techniques used by the sport's most experienced technicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715182
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 825,394
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

About the Author

Guy Andrews is the founder and Editorial Director of Rouleur and has been working in the cycling media for twenty years. During that time he has edited Cycling Today magazine and worked as technical editor on Mountain Biker International magazine. He has also contributed to several top UK titles including MBUK, MBR, Total Bike, The Bike Mag, edited roadcyclinguk.com for three years and has written several books about cycling.

Rohan Dubash is a technical writer, specialist bike consultant, and writes for Rouleur.

Table of Contents

ON THE ROAD
The Daily Grind
Bike Washing
Team Car
The Truck
Team Garage

HARDWARE
Tools
Workshop

THE BIKE
Frame and Forks

Bottom Bracket
Wheels
Tires
Brakes
Drivetrain
Contact Points
Cleaning and Lubrication

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