Urban Bikers' Tricks & Tips: Low-tech & No-tech Ways to Find, Ride, & Keep a Bicycle

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Filled with practical tips that any adult bike owner can use instantly, this resource includes advice on everything from how to ease a sore butt and avoid helmet hair to choosing accessories and mounting a bike while wearing a miniskirt. This updated edition contains new and revised information about bike types, the best locks, bicycle lubricants, and new-fangled bags and carriers. An updated supplier directory and list of bicycling resources, such as websites and advocacy groups, are also included. Illustrated with step-by-step instructions on every page, this reference is an ideal companion for casual and urban riders.
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About the author

Dave Glowacz, known worldwide as Mr. Bike, is a certified bike instructor with the League of American Bicyclists. He is the author of articles on cycling basics in Bicycling magazine and produces the Safe Bicycling series of publications. He lives in Chicago.
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Wordspace Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2010
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Pages
250
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ISBN
9780965172820
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Language
English
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Sports & Recreation / Cycling
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This content is DRM protected.
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