If, like us, you have two left thumbs, no bicycle repair guide will suddenly transform you into a superhandyperson -- this...

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THE SUPERHANDYMAN'S BIG BIKE BOOK

If, like us, you have two left thumbs, no bicycle repair guide will suddenly transform you into a superhandyperson -- this applies to the ladies too -- capable of truing the rim of that wobbly wheel or making even simple gear adjustments. But if any how-to book can turn a mechanical idiot into a competent bike mechanic, it's Al Carrell's -- as direct and easy to follow a manual as you'll find on the market today (compare, for instance, Alth's bewildering All About Bikes and Bicycling, KR, 1972, p. 753). Following a checklist of essential tools, Carrell provides A-B-C directions for everything from straightening a bum spoke, changing a flat tire, and fixing the brake hand lever to confronting a broken chain or bent sprocket with at least a modicum of confidence. There are also chapters on accessories, special bikes, and security and hauling. So rest easy, freewheeler -- here's everything you always dreamed could go wrong, but can now handle. . . bar none.

Pub Date: June 13, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Prentice-Hall

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1973