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Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur)

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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published March 27th 2014 by Bloomsbury Sport
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Doctor Moss
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cycling
I like this book a lot. It’s hard to decide whether it is a book of pictures, or just a well-illustrated account of the world of very good, professional bike mechanics. Whatever it is, it’s very entertaining if you love bikes, love how they work, and love working on them.

The book is divided into 3 sections. The first is called “On the Road”. It gives you a first hand feel for the life of a race mechanic. Race mechanics are a different breed from bike shop mechanics. I have worked as a shop mecha
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Dann Zinke
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sport-cycling
Good info on life on the road and how to fix bikes, if a little snooty. Nice pictures and gorgeous layout
Michael
OOPS - once again I have created a review associated with the wrong edition. This is a record for the British edition and I read the VeloSport edition. Goodreads seems only to have a record for the VeloSport hardcover version but I have in hand a paperback version.
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I saw a one-sentence description of this somewhere and thought it was a bike mechanic memoir, to complement the many "my days as a road cyclist" books available. "Bike Mechanic takes a look inside the daily life of
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Tim Roske
Jan 09, 2015 rated it liked it
It is enjoyable and informative for what it is. The photography is excellent. The descriptions of the workshops, tools and techniques are great. But it is missing the personality of the mechanics and any sense of conflict or excitement.

I hope the writers will go back and tell more real "stories from the road." I was hoping to hear more about riders dashing their broken bikes against the pavement and the love and abuse that the mechanics must endure. Give me more about the inner stresses of sendi
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Jonathan Riley
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book
Andy
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just excellent in every way. If you like bicycles please read this book.
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