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192 pages

Bicycle Repair Book, Maintenance and Repair of the Modern Bicycle

Creator: Rob Van Der Plas | 1996-11-09

CHAPTER 9 Rim Brakes Bicycle brakes come in two major types — rim brakes and hub brakes — but the former are by far the more common. Even among rim brakes, there are two distinct types, namely calliper and stirrup brakes, but again, ...

Publisher: MBI

About this book
Keeping your bicycle well maintained - and being able to fix it when it does develop a problem - is your best guarantee for its continued good service. van der Plas shows you how to do all repairs by yourself. Preventive maintenance and adjustments, selecting tools and spares, illustrated step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting guide and reference tables, information on the latest equipment for road and mountain bikes, and more. Fully revised, update and expanded 2nd ed.



416 pages

The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair, For Road & Mountain Bikes

Creator: Todd Downs | 2010-09-28

Early bicycles had no separate braking system, and riders relied on resisting the motion of their cranks with leg power to gradually slow down. Modern track- racing bikes are still made with fixed drivetrains like those early bikes had.

Publisher: Rodale Press

About this book
The fully revised and updated sixth edition of the best-selling guide to bike maintenance from the world's leading authority on cyclingWhether they own the latest model or a classic with thousands of miles on it, beginner and experienced cyclists alike need a guide that will help them get their bikes out of the shop faster and keep them on the road longer. For more than 20 years, The Bicycling Guide to Bike Maintenance & Repair has done just that.With troubleshooting sections to quickly identify and correct common problems, 450 photographs and 40 drawings to clarify all the step-by-step directions so even the complete neophyte can get repairs right the first time, and Web sites and phone numbers of bicycle and parts manufacturers, this is truly the ultimate bicycle repair and maintenance manual. Now better than ever, the newest edition contains the latest information on component kits and carbon fork specifications. 



360 pages

Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies

Creator: Dennis Bailey, Keith Gates | Sports & Recreation - 2009-02-09

This option is a cheap, reliable fix — and it's the method we recommend. Before long, you'll be a biking veteran proudly showing ... have made the lives of bike riders easier by introducing things such as quick-release hubs and brakes.

Publisher: For Dummies

About this book
By coupling step-by-step instructions and detailed photos and illustrations, Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies gives readers the information they need to keep their bikes in working order, often without taking it to the shop.


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How to Repair Bicycle Brakes | eHow
How to Repair Bicycle Brakes. Like brakes on other vehicles, bicycle brakes are used to reduce speed in anticipation of an obstacle or stop. Used frequently, brakes ...

How to Repair Mountain Bike Brakes | eHow
It's fairly common for the brakes on your mountain bike to require repair or adjustment while on a particularly grueling ride. By identifying common brake problems ...

How to Fix Stuck Bicycle Brakes: 8 Steps - wikiHow
Edit Article How to Fix Stuck Bicycle Brakes. Edited by Brigitta M., Ben Rubenstein, Imperatrix, Markus64 and 22 others. Are your bicycle brakes stuck, preventing you ...

How to Install Brake Cables & Housing | Bicycle Repair ...
How to Install Bicycle Brake Cables & Housing. Learn how to install brake cables and housing from Silk Road Cycles' Brendon Nicholas in this Howcast bicycle repair ...

HowStuffWorks "How to Tune Up Bicycle Brakes"
It\'s important to tune up bicycle brakes to ensure adequate braking. Learn how to properly adjust your bicycle brakes to keep you and your bike safe.


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    Contains all the components you need to tune up your brakes and gearshifts
    Cable set from bicycle accessory maker Bell


  • For Dummies

    Bike Repair and Maintenance For Dummies

    Book (For Dummies)

    Rating (38 reviews):
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    For Dummies

    Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies

    Keep your bike in perfect working order and perform repairs at home or on the road with this simple step by step well explained manual for everyone who owns a bike.Contents 23/25Ease of Understanding/Practicality 21/25Pictures/Illustrations 21/25Additional Features 21/25Total 86/100Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies is your all in one repair and maintenance book to keep your bike on the road or trail without having to spend all that money in a shop. Maintain your bike whether on the road or at home and keep it in top shape, in tune and looking good with simple to follow steps.From how your bike works to final adjustments and routine maintenance with a chart to keep you on schedule with your repair and maintenance you can keep your bike in tune and working. Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies is your all in one manual to keep those common street and mountain bikes using step by step instructions, illustrations and... 5/5 Jeffery G. Gedgaud (Moorhead MN USA) - See all my reviews, July 20, 2009

    Awesome Book!!

    0 5/5 Chelsea "Bicycle Enthusiast" (USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Bike Repair and Maintenance For Dummies (Paperback) This book has such an excellent insight into how to repair and maintain your bike like a professional. Each step or problem that a rider may face is carefully instructed for you so that you have all the steps necessary to do an excellent job! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn new skills about keeping your bike in shape and also those who just want to learn more about the mechanics of bikes! Overall great book!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 12, 2009

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  • Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Fixie Road Bike, 54cm/ Medium, Juliet Matte Black

    Sports

    Rating (450 reviews):
    (4.3/5)

    Decent value, but be warned...

    I'd really like to be able to write a more glowing review, but there are some serious ground floor issues with this bike, which, once taken care of, lead to a good commuter ride.First, I should mention that before buying this I shopped on line for quite a while. I really would have liked to have gotten one of the Bigshot bikes, but since I'm 5'11" and they don't make a 58 cm, there weren't any sizes from them I thought would be maximally comfortable in. Bikesdirect.com had some decent SS/fixies, but I don't like the curved fork on the Motobecane/Windsors or the fact that they only came with rear brakes. Plus I liked the thicker rims. The Vilanos looked cheap and places like State Bike seemed a little more expensive, so I went with the purefix which, at 325, was about 100 dollars less than state or bigshot.As other reviewers have noted, the Kenda Kwest tires are absolute garbage. I had the exact same problem as another guy with the tires popping off the rim... 3/5 David M Aleksic - See all my reviews This review is from: Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Fixie Road Bike (Sports) I'd really like to be able to write a more glowing review, but there are some serious ground floor issues with this bike, which, once taken care of, lead to a good commuter ride.First, I should mention that before buying this I shopped on line for quite a while. I really would have liked to have gotten one of the Bigshot bikes, but since I'm 5'11" and they don't make a 58 cm, there weren't any sizes from them I thought would be maximally comfortable in. Bikesdirect.com had some decent SS/fixies, but I don't like the curved fork on the Motobecane/Windsors or the fact that they only came with rear brakes. Plus I liked the thicker rims. The Vilanos looked cheap and places like State Bike seemed a little more expensive, so I went with the purefix which, at 325, was about 100 dollars less than state or bigshot.As other reviewers have noted, the Kenda Kwest tires are absolute garbage. I had the exact same problem as another guy with the tires popping off the rim... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 28, 2012

    Great Commuting Bike

    I have around a 2 mile commute back and forth from home and work depending on my route with a total of 8 miles (including back and forth for lunch) and have waited a few months to write a review. So far I've put about 500 miles on this bike in the past 2 months.This bike is definitely solid. I had no problems with scratches, gouges, or striped pedals or anything like that during assembly. I haven't had a single problem with the inner tubes either, aside from the normal tire pressure drop after a couple weeks. I used to do this commute with a department store mountain bike and have made my ride extremely easier. The bike is pretty light from my experience of bikes, I haven't any top of the line road bikes or anything like that but for my purposes this thing is perfect. The paint does scratch when locking it against the a rack or having other bikes hit it but if your really nit picky about scratches, the only way your going to avoid scratching any bike is if you don't... 5/5 Pure Fix Cycles, December 17, 2012

    Abused for six months... and counting

    DELIVERY / DAY ONEProduct arrived in a box that looked like it got jumped by a rival gang. Surprisingly, the seat post clamp was the only thing damaged. I contacted the guys at Pure Fix and they had a replacement one en route the same day, no charge. Fresh out of the box, the Pure Fix logo sticker was already peeling. I had no problem with this as I had planned on removing them anyways. So... thumbs up for making that easier for me.BIKE / SIX MONTHS LATERTo preface, I'm 6'1", 230lbs. I reluctantly strapped this fragile looking bike, instead of my MTB, to the back of my SUV and took off on a road trip. This bike has seen the traffic of Atlanta/Miami/Austin/Dallas, the cobblestone roads of Charleston and Savannah, the sand and salt of Key West, and has jumped countless curbs/potholes/roadkill animals. I can honestly say I gave this bike a good thrashing and it has remained mechanically sound throughout all of this.I'm not sure how all... 4/5 dTonaz - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pure Fix Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Urban Fixie Road Bike (Sports) I have around a 2 mile commute back and forth from home and work depending on my route with a total of 8 miles (including back and forth for lunch) and have waited a few months to write a review. So far I've put about 500 miles on this bike in the past 2 months.This bike is definitely solid. I had no problems with scratches, gouges, or striped pedals or anything like that during assembly. I haven't had a single problem with the inner tubes either, aside from the normal tire pressure drop after a couple weeks. I used to do this commute with a department store mountain bike and have made my ride extremely easier. The bike is pretty light from my experience of bikes, I haven't any top of the line road bikes or anything like that but for my purposes this thing is perfect. The paint does scratch when locking it against the a rack or having other bikes hit it but if your really nit picky about scratches, the only way your going to avoid scratching any bike is if you don't... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 2, 2014
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    Easily removable front brake
    Brand name components include Kenda Tires and Tubes, Oury Grips and KMC Chain
    High-tensile, fully Tig-welded steel frame is built to last
    Flip-flop rear wheel hub allows changing from single-speed to fixed gear with ease
    Fixed gear single speed fixie bicycle with deep-dish 50mm wheels


  • T-Motorsports

    TMS Anti Rocking 2" Hitch Wobble Stabilizer 4 Cargo Carrier Anti Rattle Locking Hitch Mount Wobble Bike Rack Hauler

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (T-Motorsports)

    Used with class III hitch to prevent wobble when using a hitch mounted carrier or other product by pinching the main hitch tube of towing product firmly into the trailer hitch receiver attached to your vehicle
    Reduces wobbling (rocking motion) of hitch mounted products. Works with cargo carriers, motorcycle carrier bike racks and other products that go into a 2" trailer hitch.
    Item # Anti-Wobble Condition: Brand New
    This is the same attachment we supply with our wheelchair and motorcycle/ scooter carriers


  • Zycle Fix

    Zycle Fix Cycle Radius Back Brake Set for Fixed Gear Bike Fixie Bicycle

    Sports (Zycle Fix)

    Reach From Center bolt to Pads Center: 60mm
    AS2.4 Alloy Dual Pivot Caliper-Brake
    Fixed and Freewheel
    Will fit all fix gear bikes


  • Pure Fix Cycles Drop Style Bike Handlebar, 42cm, Black

    Sports

    Rating (18 reviews):
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    Great Product!

    0 5/5 Josh M - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pure Fix Cycles Drop Style Bike Handlebar, 42cm (Sports) ordered these handlebars for my fixed gear, and boy they look really good. These handlebars add a nice compliment to your bike. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 8, 2013

    Bang for the Buck

    0 5/5 Mrcarlson114 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pure Fix Cycles Drop Style Bike Handlebar, 42cm (Sports) These are great. They are just what I expected... light, sturdy, well-made. I put them on my bike this morning and I love them. I will definitely be purchasing more Pure Fix gear in the future. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 24, 2013

    Fantastic!!

    0 5/5 Jonathan Rohme - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pure Fix Cycles Drop Style Bike Handlebar, 42cm (Sports) Love these bars! Ultra light and provide way better control than my previous straight bars. Can't go wrong for $20. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 19, 2013
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    17.5" W by 7.25" H
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  • Pure Fix Cycles Riser Style Bike Handlebar, 42cm, Black

    Sports

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (4.5/5)

    Nice!

    0 5/5 Lem (Vancouver, BC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pure Fix Cycles Riser Handlebars (Sports) Build solid and light weight. The angle/curve in the middle is perfect. I love it and it fits well on my Dahon folding bicycle. Clicke here for my video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SYMFYsWKIs 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 2, 2013

    Great Riser Handlebars

    I purchased this product for my friend's bike, which I am rebuilding as a surprise present while he is out of the country. After searching almost every bike place around Chicago—where we live—and all the bike websites I know of, I decided on Fure Fix's chiefly because of three main factors: 1) dimensions & color, 2) price, 3) they are almost exactly like the pair we saw on a bike last summer, which he told me he'd like on his ride someday. The bars were shipped exactly on the day they were advertised. The product was well wrapped in packaging and were in mint condition when removed from the box. They fit perfectly within the bike's original stem that is over 30 years old. Once tightened, they do not move around and feel completely secure when I put pressure onto the bars, head tube and fork. They look AWESOME on the bike and completely alter the presentation of the ride—all for the better! I would totally recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a... 5/5 KJD - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pure Fix Cycles Riser Handlebars (Sports) I purchased this product for my friend's bike, which I am rebuilding as a surprise present while he is out of the country. After searching almost every bike place around Chicago—where we live—and all the bike websites I know of, I decided on Fure Fix's chiefly because of three main factors: 1) dimensions & color, 2) price, 3) they are almost exactly like the pair we saw on a bike last summer, which he told me he'd like on his ride someday. The bars were shipped exactly on the day they were advertised. The product was well wrapped in packaging and were in mint condition when removed from the box. They fit perfectly within the bike's original stem that is over 30 years old. Once tightened, they do not move around and feel completely secure when I put pressure onto the bars, head tube and fork. They look AWESOME on the bike and completely alter the presentation of the ride—all for the better! I would totally recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 28, 2013

    Good price for these bars.

    0 5/5 LuzLeon56 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pure Fix Cycles Riser Handlebars (Sports) Bought these for a friend and he loves them. Strong and grips well. So far no problems at all. GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 23, 2013
    List Price: $18.00
    Have an ISO standard 25.4mm stem clamp diameter and 22.2mm brake clamp diameter
    21.5" W by 2.25" H
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  • KiWAV

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    Rating (12 reviews):
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    Clutch cable

    0 5/5 Richard - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Universal Throttle Clutch Cable Repair Kit Motorcycle Just what i needed. Lots of the end pieces so was able to replace more than one cable. Would buy again instead of spending 148 for clutch cable and 49 for throttle cable. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 24, 2013

    Great for temporary fix and emergencies.

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    Five Stars

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