Simple Bicycle Repair

Publisher: Van der Plas/Cycle Publishing

Illustrated with clear, full-color photographs throughout, this book covers the most essential procedures in bicycle maintenance and repair. Subjects have been selected to exclude jobs that cannot be handled by the average non-mechanic. The instructions are systematic and written in simple, non-technical language. Chapters are devoted to each of the major areas of the bike and its maintenance. Also included is a systematic troubleshooting guide, a bibliography and an index.

About Rob van der Plas of San Francisco, CA

Rob van der Plas is a mechanical engineer with a passion for the bicycle. His earlier books include Bicycle Technology, The Penguin Bicycle Handbook, The Mountain Bike Book, Bicycle Repair, Simple Bicycle Repair, and Mountain Bike Maintenance.

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Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Paperback 9781892495433 1892495430 2004-05-15 96 0.00 x 4.75 x 7.50 in $12.95

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