THE COMPLETE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BICYCLING by Richard B. Lyttle

THE COMPLETE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BICYCLING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Among the variously geared if not necessarily very different manuals for cyclists, this falls closest to Sloane's adult-oriented Complete Book of Bicycling. The advice on buying a bike skims knowledgeably over such factors as spoke tension and axle cones, though Lyttle doesn't go far beyond the routine maintenance taught by Kleeberg's guide to Bicycle Repair. Personally we'd prefer more specifics on clubs, bike routes and competitions and less conversation about such minutiae as what toiletries to pack on a tour. But Lyttle's non-gimmicky attitude towards the bike itself will appeal to five and ten speed travelers.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1974
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Doubleday