Maintaining Mountain Bikes

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 terminologyBasic repair toolsRegular routines for maintenance and cleaningSafety routinesShimano chainsMending a broken chain, shortening a chain to single speed, deep cleaning a chainTwisted linksCrank and pedal repairsCantilever brakes and disc brakesFitting and adjusting brake blocks, a new brake cable and new brake unitsFitting a new gear cableTransmission troubleshootingTiresSuspensionCreaking noisesEvery 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.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781554076048
Categories BX, BXOS, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Lifestyle, Sports, Whateversary
Author(s) Mel Allwood
Publisher Firefly Books
Pages 256
Format Paperback
Dimensions 21.3cm x 1.5cm x 27.7cm
Weight 0.97 kg
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