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Complete bike book

Author: Chris Sidwells
Publisher: New York ; London : DK, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Full of information on how to adjust your bike correctly, basic and advanced maintenance, and repair advice, this manual also provides instructions on riding techniques, fitness exercises and cycling  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
handböcker, manualer, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Sidwells
ISBN: 0789493373 9780789493378 0751364452 9780751364453
OCLC Number: 936537597
Description: 240 p. : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: the early years; evolution; cycling today; discovering the world on two wheels. Getting started: why cycle?; buying a bike; equipment and accessories; clothing for road riding; clothing for off-road riding; road proficiency skills; sharing roads and trails; teaching a child to ride; family cycling; basic touring; road touring; off-road touring. Bike gallery: anatomy of the road bike; the race-level road bike; the entry-level road bike; the time-trail bike; the track bike; the triathlon bike; anatomy of the mountain bike; the race-level cross-country mountain bike; the entry-level mountain bike; the downhill mountain bike; the slalom mountain bike; anatomy of the hybrid bike; the folding bike; the touring bike; the Audox bike; the cyclo-cross bike; the tandem; the bicycle motocross bike; the trials bike. Better cycling: road riding - adjusting position; road riding - braking and changing gear; road riding - cornering on the flat; road riding - hairpin cornering; road riding - climbing; road riding - descending; road riding - pedaling efficiently; road riding - cycling in traffic flows; road riding - making maneuvers; road riding - cycling with care; road riding - road surfaces; off-road riding - adjusting position; off-road riding - improving your balance; off-road riding - braking and changing gear; off-road riding - open cornering; off-road riding - riding single track; off-road riding - bermed cornering; off-road riding - climbing; off-road riding - descending; off-road riding - bunnyhopping; off-road riding - riding a drop-off; off-road riding - trail jumping; off-road riding - adverse trail surfaces. Health and fitness: improving your fitness; warming up and cooling down; exercising off the bike; eating for maximum performance; using a basic training programme; using an intermediate training programme; achieving advanced-level fitness. Competitive cycling: competing on the road; road racing skills; triathlon skills; competing on the track; track racing skills; competing off-road; cross-country racing skills; endurance racing skills; downhill racing skills; extreme riding. Maintaining your bike: tools and workshop principles; cleaning your bike; making routine safety checks; replacing road bike cables; replacing hybrid and mountain bike cables; adjusting a front and rear mech; replacing a chain; removing a chain set, a cassette, and a block; removing bottom brackets; adjusting a caliper brake; adjusting a V-brake; adjusting a cantilever brake; adjusting a cable disc-brake; bleeding a hydraulic disc-brake; repairing a puncture; servicing an open-bearing hub; servicing a cartridge hub; adjusting a handlebar, a stem; and a headset; maintaining pedals; adjusting suspension forks; tuning and maintaining suspension forks; adjusting rear suspension.
Responsibility: Chris Sidwells.


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