Pocket Bike Maintenance tells you everything you will need to know about your bike and, more importantly, keep it trouble free on the road. From fixing flat tyres - which can happen anywhere - to worn brakes, headset and chainset. How repairs should be made or, even better, avoided. With a well maintained bike, the need to make roadside repairs will be reduced. Whether you are dealing with emergency repairs on the roadside, or want to customise the bike to make it last longer, go faster or be more comfortable to ride, this handy pocket-side book is perfect to help you get an intimate understanding of your bike. Written in a clear, jargon-free style, Pocket Bike Maintenance takes you through every part of the bike, with superb step-by-step photographs for illustration, showing maintenance and repair hints and tips.
Mel 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 roadside repairs and fixed an uncountable number of punctures.She contributes regularly to cycling and mountain biking magazines and has written a number of books on the subject, including The Complete Bike Book, Pocket Mountain Bike Maintenance and The Complete Do It Yourself Bike Book.