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Whether readers are experienced or beginner mountain bikers, knowing how to keep their bike in peak condition is essential for enjoyment of the sport. Being able to recognise the early warning signs of troubleand knowing what to do about themmeans less time and money wasted getting a bike fixed and more time out on the trail.
With color photographs throughout, this practical manual includes illustrated, step-by-step guides to repairing and maintaining every single part of a bike. It also includes advice on tools and workshop setup, how to avoid problems in the first place, and how to carry out emergency on-the-trail repairs. This is the essential companion handbook for any mountain biker.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.36(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
Guy Andrews is an experienced magazine editor and freelance writer who has worked for all the UK cycling publishers throughout his career. He was technical editor of Mountain Biker International magazine for four years before becoming editor at Cycling, also for four years.He now runs a PR and marketing agency for the cycling industry which has worked with many of the major U.K. suppliers and distributors. He worked on DK's Compete Bike Book as technical and logistics consultant.He is the author of A Rough Guide to Cycling in London and continues to contribute features for cycling magazines. He also teaches cycle maintenance to bikeshop mechanics and personal clients.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although very well illustrated, I found several procedures confusing or not well explained. Adjusting derailleurs is given short shrift. The section on chain cleaning contains no reference to chain lubrication, and vice versa, which are procedures the pros always do in sequence. Intermittently the book jumps forward to some advanced topics, such as bottom bracket servicing, which may not be appropriate in a book that is much more maintenance rather than repair oriented. For those with little previous mechanical knowledge, this book may be of some value for lessons in fixing a flat or repairing a chain. Others looking for more advanced repair and maintenance skills should consult other volumes.