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Bike Mechanic Tales from the Road and the Workshop

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ISBN-10: 1937715183

ISBN-13: 9781937715182

Edition: 2014

Authors: Guy Andrews, Rohan Dubash, Taz Darling

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 11/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310

Guy Andrews is an experienced freelance cycling writer who has worked for all the major UK cycling magazines. He currently runs Rouleur, a bi-monthly magazine for racing cyclists, which also publishes a number of books. He is the author of Mountain Bike Maintenance and The Cyclist's Training Manual (A&C Black) and The Rough Guide to Cycling in London and is a competitive road biker.

At the start of her career Taz Darling assisted many influential names in the world of fashion and advertising photography including; Rankin, Mary McCartney, Alexander Crispin and Vanina Sorrenti. Since setting out on her own, ten years ago, she has worked with a variety of diverse clients from Louis Vuitton, Adidas, Trek Bicycles and Stella McCartney to Lloyds Bank, Bosch and Breast Cancer Awareness. Taz's editorial work has appeared in Redbulletin, the Observer, Wallpaper and Vice Magazines amongst others. And her unique, sometimes uncomfortably honest, style has made her a household name at renowned road racing magazine, Rouleur.