Maintaining Mountain Bikes
The Do-it-yourself GuideBook - 2010 | Rev. ed
A comprehensive illustrated guide now updated with information on all of the latest bikes and equipment.
Maintaining Mountain Bikes is the essential guide to getting the most out of riding and caring for any model and vintage of mountain bike, including the most recent versions and their components.
Using detailed step-by-step photographs and clear text, two leading mountain bike experts show riders how to keep their equipment in tiptop shape. This updating of Mountain Bike Maintenance includes 100 new full-color photographs and fully revised text that covers the bicycle in detail from wheel to wheel, including:Bike parts terminology
Basic repair tools
Regular routines for maintenance and cleaning
Mending a broken chain, shortening a chain to single speed, deep cleaning a chain
Crank and pedal repairs
Cantilever brakes and disc brakes
Fitting and adjusting brake blocks, a new brake cable and new brake units
Fitting a new gear cable
Every mountain bike component is thoroughly described, including its location, function, maintenance, common problems and repairs, as well as its replacement and installation. The authors also recommend the essential tools to carry on board and how to do roadside repairs. There is expert advice on annual and seasonal tunings, safety checks, and the nuts and bolts of adjusting, fitting, upgrading and replacing every part of a mountain bike. The updated resource list of suppliers is particularly valuable.
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