It is the perfect reference manual to carry with you in a pannier or backpack.
This handbook distills the core fundamentals and serves as a guide to repairing and maintaining one's bike, focusing specifically on instructions with step-by-step photos, troubleshooting tips, links to videos, and helpful sidebar material. The book is clearly organized from front of bike to back so that readers can find quickly and efficiently the information they need.
Bicycling Essential Road Bike Maintenance Handbook is the perfect troubleshooting guide for every cyclist--beginner or intermediate--and will provide a welcome relief to any cyclist faced with unexpected issues on the road.
With troubleshooting sections to quickly identify and correct common problems, 450 photographs and 40 drawings to clarify all the step-by-step directions so even the complete neophyte can get repairs right the first time, and Web sites and phone numbers of bicycle and parts manufacturers, this is truly the ultimate bicycle repair and maintenance manual. Now better than ever, the newest edition contains the latest information on component kits and carbon fork specifications.
Now completely revised and updated with the latest advances in the sport, this comprehensive handbook will help any new cyclist ride with confidence and avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to choose the right bike, ride safely in traffic, treat and prevent injuries, train for a century, and perform basic maintenance. Packed with quick tips from the pros at Bicycling magazine, this volume provides everything the new cyclist needs to achieve optimum cycling performance.