In Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair, Daimeon Shanks shares his expertise as a bicycle mechanic and teaches cyclists how to maintain and repair their bikes with minimal investment in specialized tools.
Written for the DIY enthusiast, not the professional mechanic, the book takes a straightforward approach to cycling’s most common repairs. Numbered step-by-step instructions and close-up photo sequences accompany each repair, making them easy to follow and implement.
Information on choosing the best frame, selecting tyres and understanding types of brakes is presented along with instructions on installing caliper, cantilever and V-brakes.
Readers also have access to a quick reference that lists the most common problems, including troubleshooting shifting and derailleurs, and suggested appropriate repairs.
Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair is an essential resource for any cyclist and will ensure more time is spent riding and less time and money are spent on repairs.
- Chapter 1 The Modern Road Bike
- Chapter 2 Basic Maintenance
- Chapter 4 Handlebars and Stem
- Chapter 5 Saddles and Seatposts
- Chapter 6 Wheels
- Chapter 8 Brakes
- Chapter 10 Shifters and Derailleurs
- Chapter 12 Pedals and Cleats
About the Author(s)
Daimeon Shanks has two decades of experience in cycling and has worked as a professional mechanic in every discipline of the sport, including mountain, track, road and cyclocross. His work experience includes being the head track mechanic for the U.S. national team and as the resident mechanic at the U.S. Olympic Training Centre. He also spent five years as a mechanic with the Garmin Transitions ProTour cycling team, working events such as the Grand Tours of Europe, the pinnacle of road cycling.