Bike Repair and Maintenance For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 10, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 360 pages
By coupling step-by-step instructions and detailed photos and illustrations, Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies gives readers the information they need to keep their bikes in working order, often without taking it to the shop.

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Bike Repair &Maintenance for Dummies
I've only had this book 5 minutes and have had to refer to Park Tools website. Diagrams inadequate for my first task (adjusting front derailleur) though text adequate. Reasonable book but I won't be buying another 'for dummies'


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i bought a bike.didnt know much about bikes.bought this book to get a better did help. great for the price Read full review


Bike Repair Maintenance For Dummies
Table ofContentsIntroduction
Channeling Your Inner Grease Monkey
Bike Physiology Understanding How Your Bike Works
Identifying the Parts ofa Bike Getting Your Bearings Dont Screw This Up The Threading System
Setting Up Shop Repairing Your Bike at Home
Setting UpShop
Handling Your Own Bike Repairs on the Side of the Road
Taking Your Seat Saddles and Seat Posts
Hitting the LinksThe Chain
Caring for Your Chain
Gearing Up Freewheels and Cassettes
Shifting into a Higher Gear Advanced Bike Repairs
Putting the Pedaltothe Metal The Drivetrain
DroppingItinto Gear The Shifting System
Turningon aDimeThe Steering System

Knowing When You Should Walk Home
Shopping at Your BikeShop Buying a bike
The Spin on Wheels
Working on theHubs
Workingonthe Spokes Replacing a spoke
Silencing those squeaking brakes
Keeping Your Bike on the Road
Regular Bike Maintenance
Take a Road Safety Skills Class
Grab YourToolkit
Ten Ways to Improve the Performance and Comfort of Your Bike

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About the author (2009)

Dennis Bailey has been actively involved in bike repair and maintenance for almost two decades. He has worked on bikes on bike tours in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Keith Gates has been repairing bikes for more than 30 years and provides personalized service as the owner of A-1 Cycling, with locations in Manassas and Herndon, Virginia.

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