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Urban Bikers' Tricks & Tips: Low-Tech & No-Tech Ways to Find, Ride & Keep a Bicycle
by Dave Glowacz
City dwellers who own a bike or are shopping for one can make cycling the same liberating experience they enjoyed as a child. Urban Bikers' Tricks and Tips tells how to choose the right bike, make basic roadside repairs, and ride confidently and efficiently on any city street or path. As they bike more often, cyclists need to know how to protect their bodies in extreme ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Wordspace Press
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I can't say this is an indispensable guide, but I did enjoy it and got a few important pointers from it. Some of its recommendations seem out of date at this point; it was published in 1998, so that's not surprising. But after about four years of riding a bicycle in very urban environments (Oakland-Berkeley, San Francisco and now Sacramento) I've realized that a lot of street biking knowledge is extremely specific to time and place, so the only way to learn how to bike in the city is to get out ...more