The Complete Bike Owner's Manual

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Penguin, Jun 13, 2017 - Transportation - 224 pages
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With this full-color illustrated manual in your toolbox, you will never need to visit the bike repair shop again.

From planning regular maintenance to getting your hands dirty for emergency repairs, The Complete Bike Owner's Manual will help you with everything. Explore every part of your bike's anatomy with extremely detailed CGIs, learn which seat position suits you the most, install new brakes and adjust the handlebar, change and refit gear cables, and much more.

This essential book equips you with the tools and techniques you need to troubleshoot any problems you may face while taking care of your bicycle. The reference section at the end of the book offers possible solutions to some of the common problems.

The Complete Bike Owner's Manual is the perfect handy guide for any bicycle enthusiast.

 

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Contents

Introduction 6
6
KNOW YOUR BICYCLE 8
9
Road bikes 10
10
Offroad bikes 12
12
Utility bikes 14
14
Road bikes 16
16
Offroad bikes 18
18
Road bikes 20
20
Cantilever brakes 114
114
Dualpivot brakes 116
116
Hydraulic disc brakes 118
118
Disc brakes 120
120
Roller brakes 122
122
Roller brake cables 124
124
DRIVETRAIN 126
126
Drivetrain systems 128
128

Offroad bikes 22
22
Essential gear 24
24
Bicycle technology 26
26
Utility equipment 28
28
Road riding 30
30
Offroad riding 32
32
GETTING STARTED 34
34
Workshop tools 36
36
Workshop techniques 38
38
Mchecks 40
40
Cleaning your bicycle 42
42
Lubricating your bicycle 44
44
Protecting your frame 46
46
Emergency repairs 48
48
STEERING AND SADDLE 50
50
Headsets 52
52
Threaded headsets 54
54
Threadless headsets 56
56
Handlebars and stems 58
58
Drop and straight handlebars 60
60
Replacing handlebar tape 62
62
Replacing handlebar grips 64
64
Seatposts and saddles 66
66
Seatpost maintenance 68
68
Dropper seatposts 70
70
WHEELS 72
72
Wheels 74
74
Wirespoke wheels 76
76
Quickrelease front wheels 78
78
Wheels with a cassette 80
80
Wheels with a hub gear 82
82
Clincher tires 84
84
Tubeless tires 86
86
Tightening loose spokes 88
88
Wheel hubs 90
90
Pressfit cartridge types 92
92
Cup and cone types 94
94
BRAKES 96
96
Brakes 98
98
Rim brakes 100
100
Drop handlebars 102
102
Straight handlebars 104
104
Replacing hoses 106
106
Bleeding the system 108
108
Replacing brake pads 110
110
Vbrakes 112
112
Manual shifters 130
130
External gear cables 132
132
Internal gear cables 134
134
Electronic shifting 136
136
Shimano Di2 systems 138
138
Front derailleurs 140
140
Front derailleurs 142
142
Rear derailleurs 144
144
Rear derailleurs 146
146
Rear derailleurs 148
148
Hub gears 150
150
Shimano Alfine 8 152
152
SturmeyArcher threespeed 154
154
Chains and cassettes 156
156
Bicycle chains 158
158
Rear cassettes 160
160
Cranksets 162
162
Cranksets 164
164
Shimano Hollowtech II 166
166
Square tapertypes 168
168
Campagnolo UltraTorque 170
170
SRAM Red 172
172
Bottom brackets 174
174
Campagnolo UltraTorque 176
176
Cartridge types 178
178
Shimano HollowTech II 180
180
Pedals 182
182
Greasing axle bearings 184
184
Cycling shoes and cleats 186
186
SUSPENSION 188
188
Suspension 190
190
Suspension forks 192
192
Setting the front sag 194
194
Tuning suspension forks 196
196
The lower legs 198
198
Rear suspension 200
200
OWNERS GUIDE 204
205
Planner 206
206
Steering saddle wheels 208
208
Rim brakes 210
210
Disc brakes 212
212
Drivetrain 214
214
Glossary 216
216
Index 220
220
Acknowledgments 224
224
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