Synopses & Reviews
Mel Allwood covers every area of bike maintenance and repair using step-by-step photos and detailed text, to provide a clear, thorough manual for beginner and expert cyclists alike. Instructions are broken down into each mechanical area of the bike, offering assistance and trouble-shooting ideas for any problem that you may encounter: from the simple to complex, such as the tools you need for emergency on-the-road repair, overhauling troublesome pedals, and more. Useful short cuts and hints for all kinds of repairs will equip you with the know-how to prevent expensive and time-consuming trips to bike shops.
The Complete Do-It-Yourself Bike Book provides you with practical information to help you save money and get the most out of your bike, plus other advice that will make you feel safer and surer on the road, including:
• Choosing the right bike and gear for your kind of riding
• Security and safety
• Riding tips for touring and traveling
• Cycling with kids
About the Author
Mel Allwood is a director of Brixton Bicycles in London and mechanic for their mountain bike race team. She is a writer for London Cyclist and the author of Mountain Bike Maintenance. As well as running a successful bicycle maintenance course for women from 1995 to 1998, she has been technical editor for Mountain Bike Maintenance magazine and a contributor to Cycling Today and On Your Bike. She has worked in bike shops since she was 15 and has been a cyclist for nearly 20 years. Allwood lives in London.