Bike Mechanic: Tales From The Road And The Workshop by Guy AndrewsBike Mechanic: Tales From The Road And The Workshop by Guy Andrews

Bike Mechanic: Tales From The Road And The Workshop

byGuy Andrews, Rohan DubashPhotographed byTaz Darling

Paperback | November 1, 2014

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Bike Mechanic takes a look inside the daily life of the unsung heroes of the peloton, the bike techs who keep the stars riding smoothly and safely on the sport's steepest climbs, the most technical time trials, and the hairpin descents navigated at breakneck speeds. With behind-the-scenes access, the world's best bicycle mechanics tell stories of harrowing days at the Tour de France and the unconventional speed tuning requests from the top riders in the sport.
 
Crisp photography makes Bike Mechanic a tool-lover's dream, with drool-worthy images of the machinery and equipment that fascinate bike fans. The captivating text also reveals tricks of the trade and secret techniques used by the sport's most experienced technicians.
Guy Andrews is the founder and Editorial Director of Rouleur and has been working in the cycling media for twenty years. During that time he has edited Cycling Today magazine and worked as technical editor on Mountain Biker International magazine. He has also contributed to several top UK titles including MBUK, MBR, Total Bike, The Bik...
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Title:Bike Mechanic: Tales From The Road And The WorkshopFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.38 × 7.25 × 0.75 inPublished:November 1, 2014Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937715183

ISBN - 13:9781937715182

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Table of Contents

ON THE ROAD
The Daily Grind
Bike Washing
Team Car
The Truck
Team Garage

HARDWARE
Tools
Workshop

THE BIKE
Frame and Forks
Bottom Bracket
Wheels
Tires
Brakes
Drivetrain
Contact Points
Cleaning and Lubrication

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"Bike Mechanic offers an unusual point of view. It's a joint venture between VeloPress and Rouleur so as always the publication is of very high quality and many of the photos approach art. With the cycling season coming to an end for many of us, this is an excellent read for dark winter evenings, fun to just browse through, and would be a fine gift for any cyclist, even one with or without a workstand."  -- PezCyclingnews.com "Bike Mechanic includes about 150 pages of workshop and tool porn" ¦While it is not strictly a how-to guide, Guy covers the essential tools of bike maintenance. Everything from tire repair to the most beautifully illustrated guide to cutting steerer tubes that I've seen are covered in the repair basics."  -- Cyclelicio.us "A mix of clear how-to and entertaining storytelling from the guys who keep the Pro Tour riders rolling."  -- Sanjay Gupta for Triathlete magazine