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Bicycle! : a repair & maintenance manifesto /

by Tracy, Sam.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oakland, Calif. : PM, c2013Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 248 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781604866407 (pbk.) :; 1604866403 (pbk.).Title notes: $20.00 prolam 12-2013 (db)Other title: Bicycle manifesto.Subject(s): Bicycles -- Maintenance and repair | Bicycles -- Maintenance and repairOnline resources: Contributor biographical information Summary: At their finest hours, bikes exist on a level above mere machines, and there's no reason the joy should end when the ride is over. Written by a working bicycle mechanic, this book cuts through the techno-speak and delivers maintenance clarity with a touch of humor and radicalism while categorically denying mechanics' supposed dreariness. Bicycle! is about encouraging society to learn for themselves how to make their bikes work, not because they have to, but because they want to. With detailed descriptions of all maintenance tasks and repair situations, clearly illustrated with photographs and drawings, this guide will serve the need for a serious rider's manual.--From publisher description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Bicycle! is written by a working bicycle mechanic and covers everything cyclists need to know in order to care for their rides. This book cuts through the jargon and dreariness of sheer mechanics, delivering maintenance clarity with a touch of humour and radicalism. Readers will learn to make roadside and more extensive repairs, lock up properly and deter rust. Bicycle! is about encouraging society to learn for themselves how to make their bikes work-not because they have to, but because they want to.

$20.00 prolam 12-2013 (db)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

At their finest hours, bikes exist on a level above mere machines, and there's no reason the joy should end when the ride is over. Written by a working bicycle mechanic, this book cuts through the techno-speak and delivers maintenance clarity with a touch of humor and radicalism while categorically denying mechanics' supposed dreariness. Bicycle! is about encouraging society to learn for themselves how to make their bikes work, not because they have to, but because they want to. With detailed descriptions of all maintenance tasks and repair situations, clearly illustrated with photographs and drawings, this guide will serve the need for a serious rider's manual.--From publisher description.

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Library Journal Review

Tracy's second edition boasts five years' worth of additional hands-on experience since his first, gained during his bicycling pursuits around the globe.ÅHe writes in a humorous, unintimidating tone, e.g., saying of bike frame creaks,Å"they exist to mock us." Maintenance, repair, and selecting the right type of bike are all covered, and,Åfrom headsets to wheels and brakes to drive trains, the mechanics are discussed.ÅAdditional helpful chapters include "Winter Riding," "Boxing Bikes," and "Scavenging, Rust, and Security."ÅFrom seasoned bike builders to novice bike riders, everyone will find something of value in this manifesto. VERDICT A smart buy for any library serving a bike culture. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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