Bicycle Repair Manual

ISBN-10: 0756602955
ISBN-13: 9780756602956
Edition: 2004 (Revised)
List price: $15.00
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Description: This new edition of the best-selling Bicycle Repair Manual covers the latest cycling information needed to keep your bike in top shape-from the basics of bike parts and set up, to cleaning and maintenance for mechanics, transmission, suspension, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This new edition of the best-selling Bicycle Repair Manual covers the latest cycling information needed to keep your bike in top shape-from the basics of bike parts and set up, to cleaning and maintenance for mechanics, transmission, suspension, and brakes. Clear, jargon-free text accompanied by detailed step-by-step photographs show beginners all they need to know and experts how to maintain their bikes for specific needs, while troubleshooting charts and servicing schedules help diagnose and solve any problem. The Bicycle Repair Manual is the most comprehensive guide to the essentials of bicycle maintenance.

Chris Sidwells, the nephew of British cycling legend Tom Simpson, is a journalist, photographer and author who has covered cycling for more than a decade. His writing and photographs feature in every issue of Cycle Sport and Cycling Weekly magazines. He also writes for 220 Triathlon magazine and has contributed to Bicycling, Cycling Plus, Running Fitness, Men's Fitness and GQ magazines as well as broadcasting and speaking on cycling on radio and television. His books include biographies of his uncle, Mr Tom, and of cyclist Allan Peiper, A Peiper's Tale, The Complete Bike Book, Bike Repair Manual,Cycling for Fitness, Tour Climbs (a best-seller in the summer of 2008) and A Race for Madmen. He lives in Yorkshire.

Introduction
Getting to Know Your Bike
The basic bike
Anatomy of the bike
Bikes for general use
Specialty bikes
Setting up an adult's bike
Setting up a child's bike
Caring for Your Bike
Tools
Workshop principles
Cleaning your bike
Lubricating your bike
Making routine safety checks
Maintenance
Troubleshooting
Spotting danger signs
Preparing for wet weather
Maintaining Your Drivetrain
Cables and shifters
How they work
Drop handlebar gear cables
Straight handlebar gear cables
Front and rear derailleurs
How they work
Front derailleur
Rear derailleur
Hub gears
How they work
Hub gear I
Hub gear II
Chain, cassette, and crankset
How they work
Chains
Cassette and freewheel
Cranksets
Bottom brackets
How they work
Cartridge bottom bracket
Open-bearing bottom bracket
BMX bottom bracket
Pedals
How they work
Pedal axle
Clipless pedals
Pedal cleats
Steering and Wheels
Headsets
How they work
Threadless headset
Threaded headset
Handlebars
Straight handlebar
Drop handlebar
Hubs
How they work
Open-bearing hub
Cassette hub
Wheels
Quick-release wheels
Puncture repair
Spokes and rims
Adjusting Your Brakes
Rim brakes
How they work
Drop handlebar brake cable
Straight handlebar brake cable
Caliper brake
V-brake
Cantilever brake
Alternative brake designs
Hub-mounted brakes
How they work
Cable disc brake
Hydraulic disc brake I
Hydraulic disc brake II
Roller-brake cable
Coaster brake
Tuning Your Suspension
Suspension forks
How they work
Front suspension
Coil/oil fork
Air/oil fork
Rear suspension
How it works
Rear suspension
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments

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