Bicycle Repair Manual

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Penguin, May 19, 2008 - Reference - 160 pages
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From mountain bikes and road racers to hybrids, the Bicycle Repair Manual helps riders keep their bikes in peak condition. Perfect for beginners and dedicated cyclists alike, this updated guide to bicycle repair includes the latest technological advances in cycling, troubleshooting charts, hints and tips for diagnosing and problem, and servicing schedules.
 

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For a small book it contains a lot of information. The book not only gives good instructions on bicycle maintenance but how things work. I found instructions for adjusting the front forks for preload ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction 7
7
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BIKE 8
9
The basic bike 10
10
Anatomy of the bike 12
12
Bikes for general use 14
14
Specialty bikes 16
16
Setting up an adults bike 18
18
Setting up a childs bike 20
20
Pedal cleats 84
84
STEERING AND WHEELS 86
87
How they work 88
88
Threadless headset 90
90
Threaded headset 92
92
Straight handlebar 94
94
Drop handlebar 96
96
How they work 98
98

CARING FOR YOUR BIKE 22
23
Tools 24
24
Workshop principles 26
26
Cleaning your bike 28
28
Lubricating your bike 30
30
Making routine safety checks 32
32
Maintenance 34
34
Troubleshooting 36
36
Spotting danger signs 38
38
Preparing for wet weather 40
40
MAINTAINING YOUR DRIVETRAIN 42
43
How they work 44
44
Drop handlebar gear cables 46
46
Straight handlebar gear cables 48
48
How they work 50
50
Front derailleur 52
52
Rear derailleur 54
54
How they work 56
56
Hub gear I 58
58
Hub gear II 60
60
How they work 62
62
Chains 64
64
Cassette and freewheel 66
66
Cranksets 68
68
How they work 70
70
Cartridge bottom bracket 72
72
Hollowaxle bottom bracket 74
74
BMX bottom bracket 76
76
How they work 78
78
Pedal axle 80
80
Clipless pedals 82
82
Openbearing hub 100
100
Quickrelease wheels 102
102
Puncture repair 104
104
Spokes and rims 106
106
ADJUSTING YOUR BRAKES 108
109
How they work 110
110
Drop handlebar brake cable 112
112
Straight handlebar brake cable 114
114
Caliper brake 116
116
Vbrake 118
118
Cantilever brake 120
120
Alternative brake designs 122
122
How they work 124
124
Replacing disc brake pads 126
126
Disc brake care 128
128
Hydraulic disc brake I 130
130
Hydraulic disc brake II 132
132
Rollerbrake cable 134
134
TUNING YOUR SUSPENSION 136
137
How they work 138
138
Front suspension 140
140
Coiloil fork 142
142
Airoil fork 144
144
Looking after suspension forks 146
146
How it works 148
148
Rear suspension 150
150
Glossary 152
152
Index 154
154
Acknowledgments 160
160
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