Release on 2009-02-10 | by Dennis Bailey,Keith Gates
Author: Dennis Bailey,Keith Gates
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.
BRAND NEW TOPIC AND TITLE IN FULL-COLOR At first glance, a bicycle appears to be a very simple machine. However, today's bicycles are complex, and for the person who is passionate about cycling, keeping a bicycle in peak operating condition is paramount to fully enjoying their sport. 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.
Release on 2015-09-17 | by Jackie Strachan,Jane Moseley
Repairs and Maintenance for Happy Cycling
Author: Jackie Strachan,Jane Moseley
Pubpsher: Pavilion Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Everyone's cycling nowdays. City streets are thronged with cyclists on the latest cool bikes, and more and more of us are cycling for fun at the weekends. You may love to cruise the streets and lanes with the wind in your hair, but would you be able to fix your bike if it let you down? Fix Your Bike is a brilliantly straightforward, stylish and no-fuss approach to getting you geared up and back on your bike in no time. It's a visually stunning, clear-cut and hands-on guide to DIY bike maintenance and safety that does exactly what it says on the tin. By teaching you the basics in plain terms and straightforward, step-by-step instructions you can simply just get on with riding your bike without encouraging any further bumps in the road. Speedy, easy and proficient, Fix Your Bike is full of shortcuts, tricks and techniques that all cyclists should know to help them get back (and remain) on the road. Smart and beautifully illustrated, this book will aid and encourage you in all areas of bike maintenance - from puncture repair to gear care, brake-tightening to chain-fixing - this brilliant roadside companion will help you bring out the best in your bike.
Presents information on maintaining and repairing bicycles, covering the tools needed, roadside repairs, and dealing with rust, as well as tips for low cost solutions based on the author's experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mauritania.
This is the complete reference guide to bike servicing and repair, and an essential bible for every cyclist's bookshelf. Incredible CGI illustrations show you every aspect of bike repair and maintenance more clearly than ever before, whether you're a mountain biker, cycling commuter, or road racer. All major types of bicycle from the leading brands are covered - including road, racing, hybrid, mountain, and utility bikes - with detailed, practical advice to take you from symptom to solution. The Complete Bike Owner's Manual takes away the need for expensive expert advice, showing you how to service and maintain every aspect of your bicycle. Learn how to replace or repair a chain, correct sagging suspension, fit brake cables, adjust electronic shifters, and much more, with incredible up-close detail helping you to get your wheels turning again.
The World's Best-Selling Guide to Mountain Bike Repair
Author: Lennard Zinn
Category: Sports & Recreation
Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world''s best-selling guide to the maintenance and repair of mountain bikes, hybrids, and fat bikes. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn''s clearly illustrated guide makes every bike repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Lennard Zinn is the world''s leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly, step-by-step guide explains the tools and parts you''ll need and how to know you''ve done the job right. The book''s two-color interior is easy to read--even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded-parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every mountain bike repair task. This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old mountain bikes from top to bottom. In over 500 pages and more than 750 illustrations, Zinn''s guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of mountain bike maintenance and repair jobs: � Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes � Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur � Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting � Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels � Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets � New tech: How to maintain 1x-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters � Troubleshooting: How to figure out what''s wrong with any bike and fix it Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you''ll know how to keep your bicycle running smoothly for years. What''s New in Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, 6th Ed.: � New chapter on electronic shifting covers maintenance, service, repair, and troubleshooting of all Shimano electronic shifting groups. Also included: How to program your electronic shifting system for personalized shifting as well as real-time display and shift recording on a head unit. � New chapter on disc brakes covers maintenance, service, and repair of all hydraulic and mechanical systems. Includes integrated systems and their bleeding requirements. � New guides on how disc brake mounting adapters work and how to install them. � Complete info on the new 11-speed and SRAM 12-speed drivetrains. � Info on all the newest bottom brackets including 1x11 and 1x12 systems. � New guidelines on wheel size selection for your frame size, suspension settings, and travel. � New procedures for mounting and sealing tubeless tire systems. � New usage guidelines for flat-prevention sealants. � Updated guides on replacing press-in bottom brackets with thread-in bottom brackets. � New wheel lacing guidelines for building disc-brake compatible wheels. � More than 750 comprehensive illustrations and exploded views including 150 new or revised illustrations. � Updated and expanded guides on how to tune, rebuild, and maintain suspension forks and rear shocks. Includes tuning guides for preload, compression, rebound, and sag. � Updated and revised troubleshooting tables, torque tables, and gearing charts for 26", 27.5", and 29" bikes. � Also covered in the 6th edition: All derailleur shifting systems; all bottom bracket systems; all brake systems; all headset, stem, handlebar and fork systems; wheelbuilding for all bikes; updated and expanded torque tables; complete indexes of all illustrations and topics covered. Whether you''re riding a classic Stumpjumper or a carbon-fiber race machine, Zinn has got you covered!
Covering everything from punctures and broken chains to gear defects and total equipment breakdown, this manual covers the repair and maintenance of mountain bikes. It provides a regular maintenance plan, covering brakes, steering, wheels, pedals and pedal-bearing, gears and chains. Tips are included on tools, spare parts, skills and equipment needed for trips. Essential on-the-spot repairs are illustrated with step-by-step photographs.
The author of Zinn's Cycling Primer and The Mountain Bike Owner's Manual includes how to choose the right bike, instructions for regular care, proper installation of the newest ten- and eleven-speed chains, torque specifications for tightening delicate parts, and much more. Original.