Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair Over 1,000 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Maximize Performance, Minimize Repairs, and Save Money

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-06-19
  • Publisher: Rodale Books

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Fix a broken chain with a shoelace!Improve shifter performance with dishwashing detergent! Inside are thousands of tips to repair and maintain any road or mountain bike. Whether it's the latest model or a classic that has thousands of miles on it, beginners or experienced riders can keep their bikes on the road longer and spend less time in the repair shop. With this ultimate repair manual: * Build a dream bike workshop with complete plans and comprehensive tool lists* Wow ride partners with tricks for fixing breakdowns with a minimum of tools* Roll wheel hoops and save time and money* Dial in suspension shocks for comfortable rides* Discover top tricks from professional mechanics* Expertly work on any style of brakes, including the V-Brake* Overhaul freewheels and cassettes for peak performance* Service clipless pedals for maximum safety What's new in the expanded and revised fourth edition? * Updated text that covers the latest models and parts* Over 160 new photos so you get repairs right the first time* Clearer, better designed captions so you can read as you repair* Troubleshooting sections to quickly identify and correct common problems* Web sites and phone numbers of bicycle and parts manufacturers* An updated glossary with the latest in bike lingo

Author Biography

Jim Langley has 17 years of experience as a mechanic and bicycle shop manager. He also served as the technical editor for Bicycling magazine for 10 years. He currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.

Table of Contents

Home Bicycle Repairp. 1
Boxing a Bikep. 14
Framesp. 17
Suspensionp. 31
Basic Suspension Adjustmentp. 40
Wheels and Tiresp. 43
Wheel Removal and Remountingp. 62
Clincher Removal, Repair, and Remountingp. 64
Tubular Removal, Repair, and Remountingp. 68
Rim Maintenance and Repairp. 72
Spoke Maintenance and Replacementp. 74
Building New Wheelsp. 76
Truing Wheelsp. 80
Hubsp. 83
Freewheel Hub Adjustmentp. 90
Cassette Hub Adjustmentp. 92
Freewheel and Cassette Hub Overhaulp. 94
Sealed-Bearing Lubricationp. 98
Cranksetsp. 101
Crankarm Adjustmentp. 114
Crankarm Removal and Cup-and-Cone-Style Bottom Bracket Overhaulp. 116
Chainring Maintenancep. 122
Sealed-Bearing Cartridge-Style Bottom Bracket Installationp. 124
Freewheels and Cassettesp. 127
Basic Cassette and Freewheel Maintenancep. 136
Cassette Removal and Cassette Cog Disassemblyp. 138
Freewheel Removal and Replacementp. 140
Freewheel Cog Removal and Replacementp. 142
Chainsp. 145
Chain Maintenance and Repairp. 154
Shift Leversp. 157
Braze-On Shifter Installationp. 164
Bar-End Shifter Installationp. 166
Brake-Lever Shift Lever Installationp. 168
Twist-Grip Mountain Bike Shifter Removal, Installation, and Servicep. 170
Mountain Bike Thumb Shifter Removal and Installationp. 172
Three-Speed-Type Shifter Removal and Installationp. 173
Front Derailleursp. 175
Front Derailleur Basic Maintenancep. 180
Front Derailleur Installationp. 182
Front Derailleur Adjustmentp. 184
Rear Derailleursp. 187
Rear Derailleur Removal and Installationp. 194
Rear Derailleur Cleaning and Lubricationp. 196
Rear Derailleur Adjustmentp. 198
Headsetsp. 201
Threaded Headset Adjustmentp. 212
Threaded Headset Overhaulp. 214
Threadless Headset Adjustment and Overhaulp. 218
Brakesp. 221
Conventional-Lever Replacementp. 236
Conventional-Lever Cable Installationp. 238
Mountain Bike Lever and Cable Installationp. 242
Aero Lever and Cable Installationp. 244
Sidepull Installationp. 246
Centerpull Installationp. 248
Brake Pad Maintenancep. 250
Cantilever Installation and Adjustmentp. 254
Direct-Pull Cantilever (V-Brake) Adjustmentp. 256
U-Brake Adjustmentp. 258
Rollercam Adjustmentp. 260
Handlebars and Stemsp. 263
Handlebar and Stem Adjustmentp. 272
Road Stem and Bar for Threadless Headset Removal and Installationp. 274
Taping a Handlebarp. 276
Mountain Bike Stem and Grips Installationp. 278
Saddles and Seatpostsp. 281
Saddle Installation and Adjustmentp. 288
Pedalsp. 293
Pedal Repair and Maintenancep. 302
Shimano Road SPD Pedal Bearing Overhaulp. 306
Look Pedal Bearing Overhaulp. 308
Mountain Bike Clipless Pedal Maintenancep. 310
Gearsp. 315
Glossaryp. 322
Resourcesp. 329
Indexp. 331
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