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Charles Haine has been a bicycle mechanic for over a decade. He learned to fix bikes at a bicycle co-operative at Oberlin College, followed by stints at several bicycle shops in his hometown of Washington, DC, including Blazing Saddles and Citybikes, and time at both the Bike Spot and Bikecology in Los Angeles. He is currently the chairman of the Bicycle Kitchen, a non-profit bicycle education space in Los Angeles, California, where he has also been a volunteer for 7 years. He has taught beginning and advanced bicycle mechanics to countless numbers of both the general public and also other volunteers at the Bicycle Kitchen to help them hone their mechanic skills and better serve the community. In his spare time he gets into arguments about how to properly address brake squeak. Visit him online at http://www.bicyclekitchen.com.
Helped me learn to align my derailleurs, plus a lot of other helpful tips.Published 8 months ago by Glenn T.
Well designed book with very nice photos and explanations. Well written and informative. Excellent reading material for the beginner cyclist.Published 17 months ago by patchandpepper
This book gives tips tricks and more.
I was it more detailed with fixing specific parts of the bike but I still enjoy it very much.
The sections on bike repair are quite basic, and probably not detailed enough for a beginner to follow. Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Dbybe
The first half of this book is a bit cheesy and the second half, fairly informative. It begins with some very basic tips and definitions on biking. Read morePublished on April 23, 2013 by Victor Aguilera
I agree with the other reviewers - this is a nicely laid out book with plenty of great photos and a lot of neat little tips, most of which could probably be gleaned from the... Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by J. Sierra
I'm about halfway into the book, and it's been a pretty good read so far. I've learned a ton about bikes in the past year and am still learning more. Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by P. Smith