This 684-page bicycle repair manual has several chapters. This document should be read carefully from chapter to chapter to make sure that you are guided accordingly. This is especially true if this is the first time that you'll be repairing a bicycle.
Bicycle repair may seem impossible if you're not really a professional. This is why most people just choose to send the bicycle over to a bicycle repair shop. Obviously, this is less hassle. Of course, this is until you're sent the repair bill which can easily reach hundreds of dollars. You'll be left scratching your head wondering if it would have been better if you just bought a new bicycle.
Yes, repairing bicycles is challenging. This is why you need a guide in order to do it. You can't just work on the bicycle without knowing what to do. You may end up making things worse. You'll end up sending the bicycle to the repair shop anyway and since you made things worse, you'll pay even more.
You don't have to worry because this bicycle repair manual was put together with people with no mechanical skills in mind. This is why this guide is packed with illustrations that can help guide you along the way. Follow the step-by-step procedure while looking at the illustrations in order to know if you're doing things right. There are even rationale to help explain why you're doing the processes outlined in this manual.
During the first few chapters, you'll get a good grasp of bicycles in general. You'll learn all about them as you master the parts and terminologies of bicycles. If you're really looking to start from scratch and master how to repair bicycles, this manual is for you.
- Basic mechanical skills
- Tapping bottom-bracket-shell threads
- Facing the bottom-bracket shell
- Reaming and facing the head tube
- Milling the fork crown
- Adjustable cone hubs
- Adjustable cone/cup pedals
- Cartridge-bearing pedals
- Wheel building and rim replacement
- Wheel truing and repair
- Wheel removal, replacement, and installation
- Tires and tubes
- Cottered crank arms
- One-piece cranks
- Pedal removal, replacement, and installation