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Bicycling: A Reintroduction: A Visual Guide to Choosing, Repairing, Maintaining & Operating a Bicycle
by Karen Ruth
Interest in bicycling is growing rapidly, with worldwide industry sales up 10 to 25% per year over the past decade. There are currently 450 million bicycles owned in the US, with over 60 million adult riders. Interest in commuting (gas prices), health and fitness (boomers retiring), and environmental concerns (zero emissions) are converging to make bicycling a subject area ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by Creative Publishing international
(first published January 1st 2011)
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I didn't mind this book. It gives a nice overview of cycling for those of us who used to ride everyday but 20 years later, have decided it might be a good idea to get riding again. I skimmed most of the book, but the maintenance sections was the most useful.
"A reintroduction" is the perfect description for this guide that seeks to get the nervous, the curious, and the long-absent back on their bikes in whatever setting/capacity they wish to use them. Written in a friendly, sometimes wry tone, this book takes some of the more inaccessible aspects of bike ownership and lays them bare in plain English. Even though I'm no longer a novice, I learned a few things about cadence, gear shifting, and "slicks," as well as the definitions of other terms. A qui ...more
This is a great book for people like me, who haven't ridden much in the last 30 years and just bought a new bike to try and get back in shape. It's got great pictures for simple bike maintenance as well as some of the more technical repairs if you decide to get that detailed.