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Title:
Essential bicycle maintenance & repair
Author:
Shanks, Daimeon, 1980-
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Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
xiii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Keep your bike on the road for the long haul! Whether you're training, competing, or simply riding for fun, a properly tuned bike is essential to performance, efficiency, and safety.
Language:
English
Contents:
The modern road bike. Understanding your bike and how it works ; Building your home tool kit ; Setting up your home workshop -- Basic maintenance. Preride checks ; Postride checks ; Tune-ups -- Frame and fork. Installing a headset ; Installing a fork ; Repairing a frame -- Handlebars and stem. Installing and adjusting stems and handlebars ; Wrapping the handlebars ; Installing grips ; Working with special styles of bars -- Saddles and seatposts. Installing a seatpost ; Installing a saddle ; Adjusting an integrated seat mast -- Wheels. Adjusting skewers ; Truing a wheel ; Replacing spokes and nipples ; Adjusting hubs ; Making special wheel repairs -- Tires. Installing clincher tires ; Repairing a flat clincher tire ; Installing a tubeless tire ; Repairing a tubeless tire ; Installing a tubular tire ; Repairing a tubular flat -- Brakes. Installing a brake lever ; Installing brakes ; Installing and adjusting brake pads ; Installing a brake cable and housing ; Installing and adjusting special brakes -- Cranks and chainrings. Installing cartridge and external bottom brackets ; Installing adjustable bottom brackets ; Installing BB30 bottom brackets ; Installing BB90 and other press-fit bottom brackets ; Installing Shimano and SRAM external bottom brackets and BB30 cranks ; Installing Campagnolo ultra-torque cranks ; Installing and replacing chainrings -- Shifters and derailleurs. Installing shifters ; Installing cable and housing ; Installing and adjusting the rear derailleur ; Installing and adjusting the front derailleur ; Troubleshooting shifting ; Installing and adjusting special shifters and derailleurs -- Chains and cogsets. Installing chains ; Installing a freewheel ; Installing a cassette ; Maintaining and repairing chains and cassettes -- Pedals and cleats ; Installing pedals -- Installing cleats on shoes ; Maintaining pedals and cleats -- Achieving the perfect fit. Frame fit ; Saddle height ; Crank length ; Saddle and cleat position ; Handlebar width and height ; Stem length ; Special fit cases -- Appendix. Choosing and working with a bike shop.
ISBN:
9781450407076
Format :
Book

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