Author(s): Peter Henshaw
This step-by-step guide is packed full of information and tells you all you need to know about caring for your bicycle. It covers everything from the basics of why maintenance matters and which tools you should use, to vital safety checks and more advanced maintenance tasks, even the fitting of accessories. Advice on how to adjust your bike to fit you, how to clean it efficiently, and how to keep it running in top condition, lets you get more enjoyment from your bicycle for longer, more safely, and with the sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing you can fix or prevent problems that may arise yourself - you could even save yourself a small fortune in repair bills. With information on maintenance scheduling, troubleshooting advice, and electric bicycles, this book is the perfect companion for every cyclist.
Peter Henshaw was an enthusiast for anything with wheels from an early age - everything from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was Editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance and now contributes to a whole raft of transport magazines including Motorcycle News (motorcycles), Twist & Go (scooters), A to B (cycling) and Tractor (as it says - ) as well as The Telegraph. He's also written over 40 books. He's an all-year round cyclist who does not own a car.
Introduction - why maintenance matters 1. Tools - which tools to buy 2. Maintenance schedule/Troubleshooting 3. Making the bike fit you 4. Cleaning 5. Safety checks 6. Lubrication 7. Adjustments 8. Punctures 9. More advanced maintenance 10. Fitting accessories 11. Electric bikes