Idiot's Guides: Bike Repair and Maintenance features 400+ full-color, step-by-step photographs. It will teach riders of all levels how to maintain and repair their own bikes for years of top performance and enjoyment. With coverage for both road and mountain bikes, readers will learn from seasoned technicians not only how to perform all of the most basic (yet essential) maintenance, but also how to perform common repairs on all areas of the bike including the frame, suspension, cranksets, derailleurs, brakes, gears, pedals, shifters, and much more. Content also includes adding functional improvements to the bike, such as adding extra gears.
Featuring CGI illustrations that can be viewed at any angle, The Complete Bike Owner's Manual shows every aspect of bicycle repair and maintenance. Each diagram and step-by-step instruction is shown more clearly than ever before in this book.
Learn how to mend a tire puncture, build your own custom bike from scratch, or adjust your seat with The Complete Bike Owner's Manual. Find out which bike is right for you, know what questions to ask in the store, and make sure you know what to look for when purchasing a bike.
The Complete Bike Owner's Manual is a complete reference of repairs and maintenance for the do-it-yourself bicycle owner. Check the diagnostic spreads, which go from symptom to solution and include a toolbox to show what equipment is needed for the repairs that will get your bike back on track.
From cleaning your bike to brake repair to electric bike maintenance to assembling a custom mountain bike, The Complete Bike Owner's Manual is a friendly and informative guide to taking care of your bike.
Through interviews with and observation of messengers at work and play, Kidder shows how many become acclimated to the fast-paced, death-defying nature of the job, often continuing to ride with the same sense of purpose off the clock. In chaotic bike races called alleycats, messengers careen through the city in hopes of beating their peers to the finish line. Some messengers travel the world to take part in these events, and the top prizes are often little more than bragging rights. Taken together, the occupation and the messengers' after-hours pursuits highlight a creative subculture inextricably linked to the urban environment. The work of bike messengers is intense and physically difficult. It requires split-second reflexes, an intimate knowledge of street maps and traffic patterns, and a significant measure of courage in the face of both bodily harm and job insecurity. In Urban Flow, Kidder gives readers a rare opportunity to catch more than a fleeting glimpse of these habitués of city streets.