Author(s): Mel Allwood
Pocket Mountain Bike Maintenance is a complete guide to keeping your bike healthy and on the road. It tells you everything you need to know when you are out and about on two wheels, including rescue repairs for the trail, important safety and maintenance checks, vital tools to carry and crucial advice, which will stand you in good stead wherever you end up. You'll never need to worry again about breaking down miles from anywhere. Whatever the symptom, Mountain Bike Maintenance provides the solution, aided by 'how-to' sequences that provide visual direction to the task in hand. Don't leave home without it.
Mel Allwood is a director of Brixton Bicycles and mechanic for their mountain bike race team. She ran a successful bicycle maintenance course for women from 1995 to 1998, was Technical Editor for Mountain Bike Maintenance magazine and was a contributor to Cycling Today and On Your Bike. She has worked in bicycle shops since the age of 15 and been a mountain-biker since 1988. She now writes the Product Review pages for London Cyclist magazine. She lives in south London.
Basic tools and equipment; * The language of bicycles; * Toolkit; * Potions & lotions; * The biscuit box; * Rescue repairs for the trail; * Punctures; * Fitting tubes; * UST punctures; * Stiff links/split links; * Mending chains; * Crank and pedal repairs; * Emergency wheel repairs; * Gear cable failure; * Derailleur cables; * Safety checks; * Comfort zones; * Cleaning routine; * Fixing brakes; * Replacing brake blocks; * Cycling tips; * Checking for wear and tear.