Complete step-by-step guide, from simple repairs to major overhauls. Mountain bikes endure a great deal of punishment. Mountain Bike Maintenance explains how to keep a bike trouble-free on- or off-road. From fixing flat tires to replacing worn brakes, from headset to chainset, this book is crucial for every level of mountain-biker from beginners to veterans. Mountain Bike Maintenance shows how to:
Make maintenance a pleasure -- t a chore
Customize your bike for special conditions or a personal riding style
Increase a bike's speed
Do roadside repairs
Extend a bike's life.
This book is filled with practical advice, new techlogies, tricks, tips and shortcuts -- an essential reference for mountain bike owners.
Mel Allwood is the Director of Brixton Cycles and the mechanic for the Brixton Cycles mountain bike race team. He contributed to The Ultimate Mountain Bike Book, was Technical Editor of Maximum Mountain Bike magazine, wrote the maintenance and repair column for Cycling Today and writes the product review pages for London Cyclist magazine.