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  1. A well-maintained bike is a pleasure to ride - and is far less likely to break down. And with bike sales booming, more and more people need to know how to keep their prized machine in great condition. The Total Bike Maintenance Book is a comprehensive guide to keeping all the main types of bike - road, hybrid and mountain - in tip-top condition. Every area of bike maintenance and repair is covered, using step-by-step photos and accompanying text, to create a straightforward, easy-to understand manual that will prove invaluable to any cycling enthusiast.Written by a leading expert, the book is broken down into each mechanical area of the bike, providing assistance, tips and trouble-shooting ideas for every problem that may arise. The book covers everything from simple repairs to more complex maintenance using tools ranging from those needed for a side-of-the-road repair to expert-level wheel-building. Whatever the symptom, The Total Bike Maintenance Book provides the solution.About the AuthorMel Allwood is a director of Brixton Cycles in South London. She has worked in bicycle shops since the age of 15. During the course of many rides, both epic and frivolous, she has executed a multitude of trailside repairs and fixed an uncountable number of punctures. Mel lives in Brixton, south London.
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  2. A practical and inspirational guide to planning every kind of off-road cycling, from nearby “microadventures” to global itineraries, drawing on the author’s own epic journeysFrom wilderness treks to weekends spent following local coastal paths, adventure cycling combines cycle touring, mountain biking, and camping to open up new and exciting possibilities for adventure on two wheels.Cycling writer and photographer Joshua Cunningham spent eleven months cycling from London to Hong Kong, a journey that spanned twenty- six countries and 13,670 miles. During his journey, he captured thousands of photographs of the landscapes?many barely touched by humans? and acquired a wealth of invaluable experience, from arranging travel and selecting the best bike to what to pack for each climate and terrain, and how to choose and navigate your route.Part travelogue, part practical guide, this exhilarating account divides the stages of Cunningham’s tour into five chapters, each focusing on a geographical environment: forest, desert, mountain, tropical, and urban. Packaged in a travel-friendly format, this combination of practical text and inspiring photography will appeal to every bike adventurer. 220+ illustrations, 200 in colorAbout the AuthorJoshua Cunningham is a writer, photographer, and consultant who specializes in cycling, fitness, travel, and adventure. He has worked in editorial teams for Cyclist magazine and Bikes Etc, and his photography appears in sport and travel magazines.
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  3. The next beautiful book in the hugely popular MY COOL series. Looking back at 100 years of the motorcycle, this beautifully photographed new volume in the hugely popular My Cool series celebrates our love affair with this oh-so-cool vehicle. Featuring over 60 stylish bikes of all shapes and sizes, including a powered bicycle used in WW1, sidecars for carrying the family, and cutting edge 21st century design, My Cool Motorcycle showcases iconic brands, quirky favourites and the wonderful world of biking culture. Detailing extraordinary, intercontinental journeys, legends of motorcycle racing and a cross-section of passionate owners and their personal stories, this is a must-have for any motorcycle enthusiast.
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  4. Custom Bike Life Shows people’s fascination with motorcycles from every angle, like a road movie you can experience for yourself in this exciting compendium. Unique, photo-packed stories about individual bikes and the people who made them, along with opulent visuals and special reports that dive right into the current custom bike scene and motorcycle culture. Cafe Racer, Scrambler, Chopper. This volume also covers the big bike events like Wheels & Waves and Pure & Crafted. Experience the atmosphere at races, weekend events in California, and adventure tours through the mountains of South Africa, and visit the workshops where custom bikes are born. The scene’s best photographers provide their most amazing shots, while entertaining and informative text tells the story behind the events and images.
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  5. Craft Bomb Your Bike : 20 Makes for You & Your Bike
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  6. A collection of the best and most popular bikes to be found anywhere right now, this book gives the overview of what is out there for every kind of cyclist. Whether you are a BMXtreme or mountain bike enthusiast, a keen tourer or racer, a city commuter or courier, or simply fascinated with the constantly advancing mechanics and engineering of folding and other innovative bike designs, this book has something for you. 100 Best Bikes is the essential resource for anyone wanting to know what is the best they can find now in design and engineering for every kind of bike. About the Author Zahid Sardar writes on architecture and design for the San Francisco Chronicle. He has also written for Metropolis, Architecture, Interior Design, and Surface magazines. His books include New Garden Design (2008) and San Francisco Modern (1998). He is an avid cyclist, navigating the hills of San Francisco on his 10-speed Motobecane Mirage.
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  7. The best cycling routes in the world from the Yorkshire Dales to the volcanoes of Colombia. From freewheeling through tufted French vineyards and scaling the rocky, cloud-topped tracks in the Himalayas to rattling past white-washed sugar-cube houses in narrow Spanish valleys, surviving the peaks of the Yorkshire Dales to tackling truly hair-rising descents in rural Cuba, the sheer variety of routes in The 50 Greatest Cycle Rides will have you reaching for your bicycle clips, helmet and gloves. Be it for excitement, necessity, adventure or relaxation, this book has something for every cycling enthusiast. Enjoy tales of scenic single tracks, switchback climbs and routes newly discovered. It's time to get those panniers packed and sprockets checked and climb into the saddle. About the Author Sarah Woods is the author of over a dozen travel books, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. She writes for national newspapers and travel magazines and appears regularly on TV and radio. She has been awarded the BGTW Travel Guide Writer of the Year.
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  8. 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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  9. 'Bike Life' shows people's fascination with motorcycles from every angle, like a road movie you can experience for yourself in this exciting compendium. Unique, photo packed stories about individual bikes and the people who made them, along with opulent visuals and special reports that dive right into the current custom bike scene and motorcycle culture. Cafe Racer, Scrambler, Chopper. This volume also covers the big bike events like Wheels and Waves and Pure and Crafted. Experience the atmosphere at races, weekend events in California, and adventure tours through the mountains of South Africa, and visit the workshops where custom bikes are born. The scene's best photographers provide their most amazing shots, while entertaining and informative text tells the story behind the events and images.
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  10. 1001 Bikes to Dream of Riding Before You Die celebrates the designs and individual stories behind the world's most influential, ground-breaking and high-profile bicycles. Prepare to be absorbed by this comprehensive, chronological guide to the 1001 most important bicycles ever created. Drool over the full-colour photographs, marvel at the carefully compiled technical specifications, and enjoy the authoritative text written by a panel of cycling experts. From the penny farthing through the mountain bike to the carbon fiber racing bicycle - welcome to your guide to the most important bikes you can possibly ride on Earth. About the Author Daniel Benson is the managing editor of cyclingnews, the world's leading cycling news-based website. He has reported on four Tour de France races as well as Spring Classics and Giro d'Italia. Born in Ireland, he now lives in Oxfordshire.
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  11. Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bicycle in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From easy-going, family-friendly rides and urban sightseeing routes to epic adventures off the beaten track, you don't have to wear Lycra to see the world on two wheels. Inclusive, accessible and inspiring, the 200 rides feature 50 first-hand cycling stories and details of how to do the ride. Full-page photography, illustrations and maps add visual appeal. Destinations range from France, Spain and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia.
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  12. My Cool Bike celebrates a love affair with bikes and bike culture. The bicycle is the most popular form of transport on the planet. Cycling is simply ideal for many things and we are now at the dawn of a new golden age of this versatile machine. This book will appeal to all who have taken up cycling for sport, fun, health and wealth. As the individual stories in the book show, a bike is a way of seeking solitude - a leisurely trip taken at one's own pace, only relying on pedal power.For some the bike is much more than an accessory for the daily commute: there are the plucky few who have have embarked on life-changing momentous global journeys; while for others bike ownership offers the chance to be part of a loyal, passionate and strong-minded community of fellow enthusiasts embarking on club excursions. Among this collection of cool bikes are classic racing bikes, hightech machines that use the latest in material science and aerodynamics, eccentric bikes designed for specific purposes, and rarities coveted by serious collectors.Themes include: Urban, Commercial, Touring and Sporting, Vintage and Eccentric, Custom bikes, Eco and community bikes, Workshops, shops and cafes and Accessories including fashion.About the AuthorChris Haddon is a multi-disciplinary designer with almost 20 years experience. He has a huge passion for all things retro and among his collection of vintage caravans is his studio which is a converted 1960s Airstream. He had for many years hankered after the perfect classic car to accompany his retro caravans.The journey that he took when looking for the car he now owns led him to admire and consider many various possibilities along the way. Chris is the co author of my cool caravan and my cool campervan and the author of my cool classic car and my cool motorcycle.
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  13. Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world's best-selling guide to the maintenance and repair of mountain bikes, hybrids, and fat bikes. From basic repairs like how to fix a flat to advanced overhauls of drivetrains and brakes, Lennard Zinn's clearly illustrated guide makes every bike repair and maintenance job easy for everyone. Lennard Zinn is the world's leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. His friendly, step-by-step guide explains the tools and parts you'll need and how to know you've done the job right. The book's two-color interior is easy to read-even in a dimly-lit garage or workshop. Hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations and exploded-parts diagrams show just the right level of detail to lead you through every mountain bike repair task. This smartly organized guide shows how to repair new and old mountain bikes from top to bottom. In over 500 pages and more than 750 illustrations, Zinn's guide includes simple instructions for hundreds of mountain bike maintenance and repair jobs: · Basics: How to fix a flat tire, lube a bicycle chain, adjust the brakes· Emergency repairs: How to fix a broken chain, tighten loose spokes, repair a bent derailleur· Easy shifting: How to adjust shifters, derailleurs, and cables for clean and smooth shifting· Wheels: How to true a wheel, install a new tire, change a cassette, replace broken spokes, build your own wheels· Overhauls: How to service and replace pedals, chains and chainrings, saddles, handlebars, stems, headsets, forks, bottom brackets· New tech: How to maintain 1x-speed systems, electronic and wireless shifters· Troubleshooting: How to figure out what's wrong with any bike and fix itZinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance makes bicycle repair and maintenance easy, quick, affordable, and fun. With Zinn at your side, you'll know how to keep your bicycle running smoothly for years.What's New in Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, 6th Ed.:· New chapter on electronic shifting c
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