Bicycle! A Repair & Maintenance Manifesto (2nd Edition) by Sam Tracy

By Sam Tracy

There's not anything sacrosanct approximately motorbike fix. Its pursuit purely calls for the need to benefit. At their best hours motorcycles exist on a degree above mere machines, and there’s no the reason is, the enjoyment may still finish while the journey is over.

Bicycle! written through a long-time bicycle mechanic, covers every thing you want to be aware of to feed and deal with your trip. This booklet cuts during the obtuse techno-speak and provides upkeep readability with a slightly of humor and radicalism, whereas categorically denying mechanistry’s intended dreariness. Bicycle! is set encouraging society to profit for themselves tips on how to make their motorcycles paintings, now not simply because they need to, yet simply because they need to.

With distinct descriptions of all upkeep initiatives and service occasions, sincerely illustrated with photos and drawings, this advisor will serve the necessity for a significant rider’s guide. expert bicycle workers—messengers, mechanics, pedi-cab drivers—as good as bicycle commuters were watching for this booklet. This moment version contains an abundance of precious images, an extended index, and an up-to-date assets part. in addition, it advantages from insights won via 5 years’ worthy of extra mechanic adventure together with reasonably cheap and no-cost fix suggestions the writer constructed whereas serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritania.

Some of the subjects covered:

  • Essential Tools
  • Bike parts (Maintaining, Adjusting, Repairing)
  • On-the-Road Repairs
  • Build your individual (Scavenging)
  • Locks / Thief Deterrents
  • Rust, the fundamental motorcycle Nemesis
  • And a lot, a lot more!

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