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Bike Repair and Maintenance for Dummies


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Introduction. Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: Channeling Your Inner Grease Monkey. Chapter 2: Bike Physiology: Understanding How Your Bike Works. Chapter 3: Setting Up Shop: Repairing Your Bike at Home. Chapter 4: Making like MacGyver: Handling Repairs on the Road. Chapter 5: Help! When You Need Professional Assistance. Part II: Basic Bike Repairs. Chapter 6: Burning Rubber: Tires and Tubes. Chapter 7: Hugging the Curb: The Wheels. Chapter 8: Stopping Short: The Brakes. Chapter 9: Taking Your Seat: Saddles and Seat Posts. Chapter 10: Hitting the Links: The Chain. Chapter 11: Gearing Up: Freewheels and Cassettes. Part III: Shifting into a Higher Gear: Advanced Bike Repairs. Chapter 12: Holding It All Together: The Frame and Suspension. Chapter 13: Putting the Pedal to the Metal: The Drivetrain. Chapter 14: Dropping It into Gear: The Shifting System. Chapter 15: Turning on a Dime: The Steering System. Part IV: Keeping Your Bike on the Road. Chapter 16: An Ounce of Preventive Maintenance. Chapter 17: Regular Bike Maintenance. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Steps to Take before You Ride. Chapter 19: Ten Considerations in Fitting Your Bike. Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Improve the Performance and Comfort of Your Bike. Index.

About the Author

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.


"...this hands-on resource guide has all the tips you need...Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies is an excellent guide." (Caravan Club Magazine, April 2009)

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