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About the Author

Peter Drinkell is a cycling photography, writer and enthusiast. His previous books include Road Climbs of the Alps and other photo-titles for Rapha.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Cicada Books (May 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780956205384
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956205384
  • ASIN: 0956205380
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #713,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very good beginners book but by far, not detailed enough. If you want to learn the basics, buy it. If you want to be able to actually work on your bike, don't bother.
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This book is an excellent place to start learning about how to maintain your bike. I'd long been frustrated that something as simple looking as a bike could be so intimidating to figure out mechanically. All the information I could find online was so technical and intimidating that I couldn't make heads of tails of it. But then I stumbled on a recommendation for this book and it has been fantastic. It tackles basic maintenance that any bike owner could do them selves - how to change a tire, how to fix minor problems with gears and shifting, and how to adjust your brakes. Each is illustrated with clear drawings that make the steps easy to follow. This book is a great book for someone who wants to learn the basics.
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Information is pretty vague and basic, but the illustrations are neat. A neat little handbook, but nothing worth any more than a novelty item.
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I learned a lot about how to maintenance a bike and what to be prepared for. Great book for the novice rider.
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Beautifully layed out. Artfully done and yet amazingly clear and informative. I am getting more for gifts! Great for anyone who loves their bike.
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Very Good and detailed and even really helps and can teach you all about a bike and how it works.
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This is the book you must have around your bike at home. A wonderful edition, a simple and effective step-by-step guide to keep your bike in perfect shape.
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Beautifully crafted booklet (it's really tiny and more of a booklet than it is a book) covering the very basics of bicycle repair and maintenance. It's so wonderfully designed and crafted, in fact, that it almost looks like a piece of artwork.

This booklet will get you started on some standards, and it's lovely illustrations and conversational tone will help you overcome any anxiety you might have about working on your bike, if you've never done that before. This booklet is also small enough and lightweight enough to be your constant riding companion; so if you carry a multi-tool and a tire/tube repair kit and this booklet with you when riding, chances are that you are set to help yourself should anything go awry on a bike tour or commute.
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